October 20, 2021

Yesterday, I made the exciting announcement of the launching of a new commentary series—The Bible in God’s World (Cascade Books). Today, I am able to share the list of OT volumes and the contracted contributors. We are excited about the diversity and expertise represented in this list!   Genesis/Matthew Schlimm (Dubuque Theological Seminary) Exodus/T. Desmond Alexander (Union Theological College) and Justin Young (Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary, Jacksonville). Leviticus/G. Geoffrey Harper (Sydney Missionary & Bible College) Numbers/Helen Paynter (Bristol Bible College) Deuteronomy/TBD... Read more

October 20, 2021

There have been a lot of new books published in biblical studies over the last few months (summer/fall 2021), I want to highlight ten of them that I have had a chance to look at.           Jeffrey Weima, The Sermons to the Seven Churches of Revelation: A Commentary and Guide (Baker Academic) I think it is great when scholars get a chance to zoom in on a particular text or set of texts deserving of close attention... Read more

October 19, 2021

I am excited to announce the launching of a brand new commentary series:  The Bible in God’s World (Cascade Books) Publishing editor: Michael Thomson (Cascade Books/Wipf & Stock) Old Testament editors: M. Daniel Carroll R. (Wheaton College) and Lissa M. Wray Beal (Providence Theological Seminary) New Testament editors: Scot McKnight (Northern Seminary) and Nijay K. Gupta (Northern Seminary) Series Description: The Bible in God’s World Commentary series is designed to provide clear interpretation of biblical texts for students, scholars, preachers,... Read more

October 16, 2021

This is a blog series on some of the participants in the new book, Living the King Jesus Gospel. Today we have Dr. Matthew W. Bates, co-editor and a contributor to this tribute book for our friend Scot McKnight. How do you know Scot? Although I had long admired Scot’s scholarship, Scot and I personally connected for the first time after I asked him if he might be willing to write a foreword for my Salvation by Allegiance Alone. After... Read more

October 13, 2021

2021 Newell Lectures (Anderson University) Earlier this week, I enjoyed visiting Anderson University (Indiana) to give the 2021 Newell Lectures on women in the New Testament. My series title was: Hidden Christian Figures: Bringing the Women Leaders of the Early Church Out of the Shadows. The lectures were recorded, and I have linked them below. **NB: The audio doesn’t work for the first part of Lecture 1, fast forward to minute 23:30 where the audio comes in. Apologies for the technical... Read more

October 3, 2021

This is a blog series on some of the participants in the new book, Living the King Jesus Gospel. Today we have Dr. Dennis R. Edwards, my Chicago brother—and a contributor to this tribute book for our friend Scot McKnight. How do you know Scot? Scot was my seminary prof for a couple classes at TEDS, then later I was a colleague for a time at Northern Seminary. I consider him a friend, as we’ve stayed in touch for over... Read more

October 1, 2021

Today we have Dr. Nathan Lovell, senior lecturer in Old Testament and Hebrew and Director of Research at George Whitefield College (Cape Town, SA). He is an expert in the historical books and is currently working on commentaries on Chronicles and Kings. So thankful for his recommendations today! (If you want to look back at earlier posts in this series, check out this index) Technical               Lissa M. Wray Beal (AOT): It’s rare to... Read more

September 28, 2021

Today’s guest post comes from Stephen B. Chapman, Associate Professor of Old Testament at Duke Divinity School. To learn more about Chapman, check out the profile I did in 2020 on him. He is the author and editor of several books including the 2016 volume 1 Samuel as Christian Scripture: A Theological Commentary. So glad to have his expert recommendations! See at the bottom of this blog post for what else Chapman has been up to in scholarship lately. (If you want... Read more

September 27, 2021

Happy fall to y’all (or happy spring to Mike)! Excited to run a blog series on some of the participants in the new book, Living the King Jesus Gospel. First up, we have Dr. Michael F. Bird, my good friend and a fellow “fan” of Scot McKnight—and a contributor to this tribute book. How do you know Scot? Scot was examiner for my PhD thesis, since then he’s been something of a mentor, friend, and collaborator. How has Scot made an... Read more

September 20, 2021

Living the King Jesus Gospel After years of work, collaboration with over a dozen scholars and practitioners, careful planning with our editors and publisher (Cascade Books), and trying to keep a secret from someone who seems to know everything going on…we surprised Dr. Scot McKnight with a Festschrift, ahem, I mean a “tribute” (the tribute book is written primarily for students, pastors, and laypeople, and anyone and everyone who loves to read Jesus Creed blog and Scot’s many excellent books). ... Read more


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