October 4, 2016

Find out why discipleship isn’t working today. That’s what I explore in my eBook, Discipleship in Crisis. You can’t buy the book. There’s only one way to get it — by subscribing to my Patheos blog below. Read more

July 27, 2022

Gary Burge has written an intriguing piece of narrative exegesis. The book is called A Week in the Life of a Roman Centurion. I caught up with Gary to interview him on the book. Enjoy! How long did it take you to write this book? This project took about a year. But I did not work on it continuously.  As a teaching professor, you have to fit in these projects on the side.  But unlike other texts, it was more... Read more

July 15, 2022

The NASB 2020 Prime Reference Bible, goatskin, black is a uber-beautiful Bible.       This premium Bible sports a hand crafted supple goatskin leather cover that’s elegant and wonderful to the touch. The cover is easy to hold, flexible and I can tell from the quality, it will be long-lasting. The version of the NASB is the 2020 edition, which I’ve never seen before. The Bible is a great handy size. It contains some 95,000 cross references at the... Read more

July 9, 2022

The CSB Study Bible (Premium Edition) is remarkable. I love premium Bibles and I own many. The goatskin cover on this elegant Bible is among the best. Just touching it, you instantly know you’re handling fine quality. Here are the reasons why I love this Bible. The translation is clear and readable. I liked how the compilers translated many of the texts. While there is no perfect translation, the CSB scores high. The commentary notes are often helpful. I compared... Read more

July 6, 2022

Jonathan Cottrell is a long-time friend. He has attended my premium mentoring program for people in ministry (now called The Insurgence Experience), he’s been a member of the The Deeper Christian Life Network from the beginning, and he was trained by our SCRIBE training for authors (which is now all online). As a result of the latter, he landed a book deal from a major publisher and just released a new book called Do Nothing: The Simple Principles of Jesus... Read more

June 6, 2022

James C. Vanderkam has written An Introduction to Early Judaism. I caught up with James recently to discuss his book. Enjoy! What provoked you to write this book? Since the first edition of An Introduction to Early Judaism was published in 2001, my memory of the circumstances in which it arose is somewhat faded.  I do recall that two gentlemen from the Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing Company suggested I write an introduction to the period, an introduction that would resemble... Read more

June 2, 2022

The ESV Clarion Reference Bible is an amazing premium Bible. The look and feel of this Bible is remarkable. The goatskin leather cover is top-shelf. The Bible is compact, but not terribly small. It’s short and stout. The pages are durable, the text is elegant, and super easy to read. The Bible opens flat, and the font leaps off the page on the creamy hue paper. The cross-references are placed perfectly in the outer margins. Cambridge does a wonderful job... Read more

May 10, 2022

Recently, David deSilva recommended that I obtain the Lexham Geographic Commentaries for the research on my total rewrite and expansion of The Untold Story of the New Testament Church. There are two volumes in the set. Lexham Geographic Commentary on Acts Through Revelation Lexham Geographic Commentary on the Gospels Both are edited by Barry J. Beitzel. I’m monumentally impressed with these volumes. They provide all the current data and research on the geography of each city and village mentioned in... Read more

May 9, 2022

One of the top New Testament scholars of our time is David deSilva. David is a friend. He’s helped answer numerous questions that I’ve pelted him with for the research on my rewrite of The Untold Story of the New Testament Church. David’s book A Week in the Life of Ephesus is superb. Most scholars have no capacity for writing novels, but David excels here. In this regard, he’s a switch hitter (hitting both fiction and non-fiction). A rarity in... Read more

May 7, 2022

Here are my three podcasts. If any of them are a blessing to you, we would appreciate if you recommended them to your friends. We don’t pay for ads (like most podcasters do today) so we rely on word-of-mouth from our listeners. This is from the podcast page over at Beyond Evangelical. — The Insurgence Podcast features conversations with Frank and his partners on the explosive gospel of the kingdom.             The Christ is ALL... Read more

May 7, 2022

Bruce Gore has written a thick book called Historical and Chronological Context of the Bible. Since I’m a student of church history and the Scriptures, I asked the publisher for a complimentary copy (to see what the book was like and how it was written and arranged) in exchange for an interview with the author. The interview is below. What provoked you to write this book? The book was originally written as a textbook for a class in the historical... Read more


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