Category Archives: books

Book Review: Paul and Gender

Cynthia Long Westfall. Paul and Gender: Reclaiming the Apostle’s Vision for Men and Women in Christ. Grand Rapids: Baker Academic, 2016. “Of making many books there is no end” (Eccl. 12:12). Sometimes this is how it feels with the debates … Continue reading

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Top Reads of 2016

They say better late than never. We’re a month into 2017, and I have not yet published my usual top reads of the previous year. But here they are: 1. NT Wright, The Resurrection of the Son of God (Fortress, 2003). … Continue reading

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What the H-E-Double Hockey Sticks?!? Pt. 23: A Response to Four Views on Hell (4 of 4)

This post was originally published on the Rethinking Hell blog and is shared here with permission. *** The first edition of Four Views on Hell was structured quite differently from the recently released second edition. The original featured two versions … Continue reading

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Old Testament Commentary Picks

A while back now, I created a list of my choices for the best New Testament commentaries by book. I tried to limit selections to one commentary per New Testament book. My Old Testament commentary collection is not as extensive … Continue reading

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Book Review: Compassion and the Mission of God

Rupen Das. Compassion and the Mission of God: Revealing the Invisible Kingdom. Carlisle: Langham, 2016. Objectively reviewing books written by acquaintances, colleagues, and friends is always difficult to do. This is eased considerably when the work they’ve produced is undeniably … Continue reading

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Book Review: Excellent Preaching

Craig Bartholomew. Excellent Preaching: Proclaiming the Gospel in its Context & Ours. Bellingham: Lexham Press, 2015.* Preaching well is a goal of every Pastor. But what does excellent preaching look like, what does it do, and how do we do … Continue reading

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What the H-E-Double Hockey Sticks?!? Pt. 22: A Response to Four Views on Hell (3 of 4)

The following post was prepared for and originally published on the Rethinking Hell blog (published 2016/06/01) and is shared here with permission. *** Ever read something you know you disagree with but still can’t help but admire the actual argument … Continue reading

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