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Overthinking Christian

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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Paul and the Language of Faith: an Interview with Nijay Gupta

I had the great honor of asking Dr. Nijay K. Gupta, a prolific author and respected New Testament scholar, a few questions about his latest release, Paul and the Language of Faith (foreword by James Dunn). Dealing with whether or... Continue Reading →

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 →

Best Reads of 2019

This year has proven quite busy, but toward the last few months I have been most fortunate to read a lot of new releases. Here are my top picks!       Pastor Paul by Scot McKnight might be one of... 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 →

Approaching Paul’s Letters: A Conversation with Lynn Cohick

I had the great honor of asking Lynn H. Cohick, a renowned expert on Paul, a few questions about Paul’s letters (namely Philippians and Ephesians). The author of a Philippians commentary as well as a commentary on Ephesians, Dr. Cohick... Continue Reading →

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