Was the Reformation a Mistake?

Today we celebrate (mourn, think about, reflect upon, take your pick) the 500th anniversary of the Protestant Reformation. With this momentous event upon us, numerous people have turned their attention to the various historical and contemporary implications of the Reformation. You can see this in the number of books, articles, and blogs that have beenContinue reading “Was the Reformation a Mistake?”

Every Word Biblical Commentary Volume is on Sale for Just $9.99!

Right now, each Word Biblical Commentary is just $9.99! For a brief time all WBC volumes are on sale at Logos, Accordance, Olive Tree, and WORDsearch. You’ll save an average of 70% off the original price! Just act fast, because this sale ends soon. Here are the deals: Browse at Logos Browse at Accordance BrowseContinue reading “Every Word Biblical Commentary Volume is on Sale for Just $9.99!”

Preaching in a T.G.I.F. World

TGIF! We live in a TGIF world – what Leonard Sweet calls the “Twitter” – “Google” – “Instagram” – “Facebook” world. People do not only consume these forms of social media (the Google empire really is a form of social media), people are altered by these forms of media, and this alteration affects peoples habitsContinue reading “Preaching in a T.G.I.F. World”

Thinking Through Paul

Good textbooks are hard to find. When I am looking for a textbook, I am looking for a book that is well balanced. It engages in critical discussion yet it is also thoroughly evangelical. Also I like it when textbooks move beyond mere rehearsal of recycled ideas or summary statements. I want a textbook thatContinue reading “Thinking Through Paul”

On the Vices and Virtues of Analytic Theology

Oliver Crisp describes some of the vices and virtues of analytic theology: In many ways, analytic theology is a return to more classical analytical sensibilities that have governed Christian theology for much of its history in scholasticism, as well as the work of key thinkers from St. Augustine and St. Anselm of Canterbury to JonathanContinue reading “On the Vices and Virtues of Analytic Theology”

Book Giveaway! J.D. Greear’s “Jesus Continued…”

Thanks to the nice folks over at Zondervan I have a copy of Jesus Continued: Why the Spirit Inside of You is Better than Jesus Beside You. Instead of letting the extra copy collect dust on my bookshelf I figured it would be better served in the hands of one lucky winner. So, we areContinue reading “Book Giveaway! J.D. Greear’s “Jesus Continued…””

Thinking about Becoming a Theologian? Resist the Temptation!

Fred Sanders, a theologian who has mastered the art of social media, offers some advice for people who want to become academic theologians. He encourages us to pick a major doctrine to specialize in and resist the temptation to specialize in some obscure doctrine… Also – know your primary sources & learn some languages!

Thinking about Becoming a Theologian? Think Again…. maybe.

Oliver Crisp, the theologian who has been a sort of model for my own theology, offers some advice for those thinking about becoming academic theologians….