This is simply outstanding on every level and is Michael Bird at his best! It is a passionate, biblically robust, and sweeping take on the storyline of God’s redemptive plan. I highly encourage everyone to listen in and feel the “constellation of hope” found in the good news of theRead More

Short answer is “Nope!” A longer and far more thoughtful answer deserves a careful and reflective read. Roger Olson challenges this popular notion that God is timeless and gets the mental juices flowing. Reasons God cannot be timeless include a being who “cannot interact with temporal beings.” That would beRead More

Simply one of the best books I’ve read all year, Brian Rosner‘s Known by God: A Biblical Theology of Personal Identity is to be commended on many levels. It is personally enriching, biblically robust, theologically sound, and especially accessible to a wide range of readers. Whereas J. I. Packer’s classicRead More

Make It a Double! podcast is hosted by my good friend, Mike Stojic. He asked me to join him one afternoon for some discussion around alcohol and the Bible. Can religion and alcohol mix? What does the Bible say? Was Jesus really a drunkard? Give it a listen (discussion beginsRead More

Over at Christianity Today, Michael Bird interviewed N. T. Wright on his newest release, The Day the Revolution Began: Reconsidering the Meaning of Jesus’s Crucifixion. The questions raised by Bird and Wright’s answers are very significant. I found one answer in particular interesting. The questions are: Tom, you describe Jesus’Read More

The Apostles’ Creed is a comprehensive “syllabus” for getting hold of basic Christian doctrine and Michael Bird’s What Christians Ought to Believe: An Introduction to Christian Doctrine Through the Apostles’ Creed provides a solid grounding in this oldest statement on Christian belief. As in Part 1 this post offers brief comments on and some highlights from the finalRead More

I’m reading through Michael Bird’s What Christians Ought to Believe: An Introduction to Christian Doctrine Through the Apostles’ Creed and finding it an outstanding resource for basic Christian doctrine. For those not familiar with Bird, he is solidly grounded (and educated …. [wink]) in Christian origins and New Testament theology,Read More