Peter Head, Fellow of St Edmund’s College, Cambridge and a veritable powerhouse in New Testament studies, has written a helpful post on the newly released and massive volume The Enduring Authority of the Christian Scriptures, D.A. Carson (ed.). He highlights some shortcomings that, in my estimation, are not to beRead More

When I first read D. A. Carson’s now classic Exegetical Fallacies, it changed my understanding not only of the Greek language, but more importantly my theology. At the time, so much of my theology was rooted in wrong thinking about key words and ideas based upon, what I thought, were soundRead More

Came across this today and thought it worth sharing. Scott Kellum makes a good case for a very early attestation and recognition of all but a few of the NT books. See also my essay Now About Trusting the Text: Canon and Inspiration. Why These 27 Books in the New TestamentRead More

Good stuff here by Dr. Michael J. Kruger. Ten Basic Facts about the NT Canon that Every Christian Should Memorize The New Testament Books are the Earliest Christian Writings We Possess Apocryphal Writings are All Written in the Second Century or Later The New Testament Books Are Unique Because TheyRead More

This paragraph not only sums up much of I. Howard Marshall‘s masterful contribution to Discovering Biblical Equality: Complementarity Without Hierarchy, but has profound hermeneutical and pastoral implications. You’ll have to read the entire essay (pp 27ff) to feel the weight of what I’m getting at (hint: it’s not just aboutRead More

The Rev. Dr. John Yates III (rector at Holy Trinity Anglican Church, Raleigh, NC) completed a 3-week series that I’ve had the opportunity to attend and have throughly enjoyed each week. His discussion on the issues around the sexualization of our culture has been thoughtful, careful, and insightful. I heartily recommendRead More

First (and always first), the text: What good is it, my brothers and sisters, if people claim to have faith but have no deeds? Can such faith save them? Suppose a brother or sister is without clothes and daily food. If one of you says to them, “Go in peace;Read More

Paul writes in 1 Corinthians 11:2-3 I praise you for remembering me in everything and for holding to the traditions just as I passed them on to you. But I want you to realize that the head of every man is Christ, and the head of the woman is man, and theRead More

This Father’s Day I’m reminded of 1 John 3:1-9 where John mentions being “born of him” (1 Jn 2:29). This notion triggers John to make some astonishing claims about our life in Christ, which speak to our Father’s love for us and his image in us. The Father’s Love for UsRead More

Matthew Richard Schlimm‘s This Strange and Sacred Scripture: Wrestling with the Old Testament and Its Oddities clears the fog and answers common questions and concerns raised by believers struggling to find relevance in the first 39 books of the Bible. There are many valuable lessons here and Schlimm offers some importantRead More

Memorial Day is a time to honor the memory of those who sacrificed their lives for defending this great nation and, by extension, anyone who has served our country in the Armed Forces. For some, however, it’s is just an extended weekend with additional time off, opportunity to enjoy friends and neighborsRead More