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Three Things Worth Checking Out

April 23, 2012 1 comment

Here are three recent things I’ve read or listened to that are worth your time.

1.) Steve Wellum’s faculty address on The Extent of the Atonement and Ecclesiology.  Listen to it here.  HT: LXX Studies via Barabbas.

2.) An interview with Greg Beale on his book: A New Testament Biblical TheologyRead it here (begins on page 8).

3.) Carl Trueman’s talk on Why the Reformation Isn’t Over.  Listen to it here.

Liberal Theology in a Sentence

March 24, 2011 11 comments

Al Mohler:

H. Richard Niebuhr famously once distilled liberal theology into this sentence: “A God without wrath brought men without sin into a kingdom without judgment through the ministrations of a Christ without a cross.”

Read the whole article here.

Categories: Theology

How to Fight Biblical and Theological Ignorance

March 3, 2010 1 comment

Matt Svoboda at SBC Voices has some good words about fighting biblical and theological ignorance.  His second point resonated with me.  Here is what he wrote:

Don’t be soft on Sundays- Many churches have fallen into this thought process that we have to preach as if everyone is as theologically slow as a turtle. But they aren’t. If we never move beyond a 5th grade level of biblical depth our congregations won’t either. Remember, church is primarily for believers. Colossians 1:9-10 encourages us to grow in the “knowledge of God and to bear fruit in every good work.” Sadly, most sermons do not help people grow in the knowledge of God, but rather merely encourages people to “live good christian lives.” Our transformation is based on what we know about our great God. We can’t grow more intimate with God without growing in our knowledge of him. I can’t grow in love for my wife if I don’t continue to learn about her.

My belief has always been to challenge your hearers to “come up” to your level of understanding, rather than always “going down” to their level.  Certainly this doesn’t imply confusing your hearers, but it does mean stimulating their minds to deeper and greater thoughts about God and Scripture.  Good to see that someone else agrees.  Read it here.

Categories: Bible, Preaching, Theology

Comparing Dispensational Theology and Covenant Theology

May 21, 2009 Leave a comment

Jason Robertson at Fide-O has put together a helpful comparison between Dispensationalism and Covenant Theology.  Read it here.

Categories: Eschatology, Theology

The Late Great Planet Church

May 20, 2009 Leave a comment

The Nicene Council has produced a DVD on the history and rise of Dispensationalism: The Late Great Planet Church.  I have not seen the DVD, but Nathan Pitchford has posted a helpful review.  Read it here.

Categories: Eschatology, Theology

Moving Beyond the Bible to Theology

April 15, 2009 Leave a comment

Zondervan has a new Counterpoint Series book due out in November: Four Views on Moving Beyond the Bible to Theology

Here are the contributors:

- Walter C. Kaiser, Jr.: A Principlizing Model
- Daniel M. Doriani: A Redemptive-Historical Model
- Kevin J. Vanhoozer: A Drama-of-Redemption Model
- William J. Webb: A Redemptive-Movement Model

Should be interesting.  See it here.

Recovering Theological Hermeneutics

February 22, 2009 4 comments

CBD has Recovering Theological Hermeneutics, by Jens Zimmermann for only $4.99.  See it here.

Huge Discounts at CBD

December 26, 2008 4 comments

Christian Book Distributors has some incredible deals on some excellent resources.

Top Ten Books of 2008

December 16, 2008 2 comments

Its that time of year again.  Here are my top ten books of 2008. Read more…

Beale on Inerrancy

December 2, 2008 Leave a comment

Jim Hamilton provides a summary of G. K. Beale’s argument for biblical inerrancy.  I think it is important to recognize that Beale’s argument is rooted in a biblical-theological understanding of Scripture.  In other words, doctrinal subjects such as inerrancy cannot be divorced from the biblical plotline in which they are disclosed.  Read it here.

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