Book Review: Introducing the Old Testament

Category: ALL, Interviews, Outreach
Robert L. Hubbard Jr. and J. Andrew DearmanIntroducing the Old Testament Grand Rapids: Eerdmans, 2018.Available from Amazon.com I recently took on responsibility for our first year introductory Old Testament subjects here are Ridley College. One of the first things I did was look back over the

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Weekend A La Carte (August 25)

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Today’s Kindle deals include just one book, but it’s a good one, at least. (Yesterday on the blog:  The Sexual Revolution Hits Another Speed Bump) Death By Minutia We continue to adapt (or not adapt) to this new world. “Postman warned that TV makes us empty-headed and passive. But at its worst,

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Reaching People with the Gospel

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On my recent trip to Scotland I participated in an Ask Me Anything event at a local bookstore, and was asked two related questions: What is the best way to reach people with the Gospel in the modern world, and what is your preferred method of evangelism?  Here are my answers to those questions.

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A La Carte (August 23)

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There is just one new Kindle deal today. But if you buy it, send in your receipt and you’ll receive the audiobook for free. Westminster Books has some back-to-school deals (for whether you’re going back to grade school or back to seminary or anywhere in between). Practicing the Power You will

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Gene Green on the Rapture

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I recently preached on 1 Thess 4:13-18, the famous rapture text, and in my study I came across a great quote from Gene Green, recently retired from Wheaton College, and now Academic Dean of North American Institute for Indigenous Theological Studies, in his 1-2 Thessalonians commentary in the

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A La Carte (August 21)

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There are a few new Kindle deals for you to look at if that’s of interest. (Yesterday on the blog: The Best Day You’ve Ever Had) Should Christians Boycott Abusive Companies? Here’s a short answer to a good question. “I discovered that [airlines in a particular part of the world] are accused of

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Jonathan Edwards Mania at Eerdmans

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I’ll be honest, I’ve never been a big Jonathan Edwards fan (Irenaeus is my homeboy!). I’ve always found Edwards elegant yet verbose, passionate while prolix, dry in places though wonderfully dramatic elsewhere. Plus the dude owned slaves which has always bummed me out. However, I’ve been

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David Smith on Teaching Christianly

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David SmithOn Christian Teaching: practicing faith in the classroom Grand Rapids: Eerdmans, 2018.Available at Amazon.com What does it mean to teach ‘Christianly’ (other than perhaps avoiding the use of words like ‘Christianly’)? In On Christian Teaching David Smith answers this question. His

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