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Our scope here is to rattle evangelical norms that threaten Biblical norms (as well as pretend we are smarter and more "spiritual" than we actually are).

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Douglas Harink’s Brazos Theological Commentary

Author and theologian Douglas Harink (professor of theology, The King's University College) has produced a simple yet concise commentary on 1 and 2 Peter. A few hundred pages in length, what I most appreciate about this new release (2019) is... Continue Reading →

Scot McKnight, The Modern State of Pastoring, and The Apostle Paul

What makes a pastor a pastor? What is the New Testament vision for the pastorate vis-à-vis modern conceptions? New Testament scholar and prolific author Scot McKnight attempts to answer such questions and more in his latest release, Pastor Paul: Cultivating... Continue Reading →

Are We Wrong About Sin? Death? My Thoughts on “Between Two Trees”

  If there is anything within evangelicalism that has been watered down or oversimplified in the name of convenience, it is the Fall. And yet, if there is anything that is central to Christianity proper, it is a proper understanding... Continue Reading →

My Thoughts on Romans Disarmed

I was excited to receive my copy of Romans Disarmed, although I did not recognize the authors, Sylvia Keesmaat and Brian Walsh, both Bible professors. The design alone is outstanding. Romans, a very complicated document, has suffered much at the hands... Continue Reading →

The Latest from Matt Jacobson

Proving to be very readable in nature (as as well as very short: 128 pages), Matthew Jacobson's latest 100 Ways to Love Your Wife provides husbands with some helpful tips for marriage, namely in the style of a list of do's and dont's. The... Continue Reading →

“Gospel Allegiance” Book Review (Part II)

While my first review of Matthew Bates' latest book dealt with his Introduction and opening chapter, here I will deal with the book as a whole. Gospel Allegiance brings out important questions, many of them being questions Christians have debated for... Continue Reading →

‘The Gospel According to Paul’ According to John MacArthur (book review)

John MacArthur continues to astound me. Maintaining an audience from those in many denominations, having the gift of writing clearly, and possessing an unyielding determination to convey the truth of Scripture, a book on Paul (from him) sounds like something... Continue Reading →

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