Category Archives: Stuff I Like

Top Reads of 2014

I managed a good amount of reading this year. I am fairly pleased with the number of books completed this year. I managed to finish off almost 40 different books. I made progress in several others, and began some that … Continue reading

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A (Sort of) Book Review: Reading Revelation Responsibly

Michael J. Gorman. Reading Revelation Responsibly: Uncivil Worship and Witness, Following the Lamb into the New Creation. Eugene: Cascade, 2011. I had, for a long time, bucked against any notion of preaching on Revelation. Ok, maybe chapters 1-3; lots of compelling … Continue reading

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A (Sort of) Book Review: Unlocking Romans

J. R. Daniel Kirk. Unlocking Romans: Resurrection and the Justification of God. (Grand Rapids: Eerdmans, 2008). Daniel Kirk is quickly becoming one of my favourite authors. His Jesus Have I Loved, But Paul? (review here) was mind boggling good. Unlocking Romans, Kirk’s first … Continue reading

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New Testament Commentary Picks

Many pastors live and die by our books. Commentaries are particularly important. A pastor without commentaries can be like a carpenter without a hammer and saw. My collection is hardly authoritative. But what I’ve compiled here is my recommendations for … Continue reading

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A (Sort of) Book Review: Prototype

Jonathan Martin. Prototype: What Happens When Discover You’re More Like Jesus Than You Think? Tyndale Momentum, 2013. Pastors don’t usually get to sit and listen to sermons on Sundays. I can’t speak for all pastors, but I miss being able to sit … Continue reading

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Summer Reading Plans

Summer is a great time to catch up on reading. So this is what I’m working on this summer (in addition to the Ruth commentaries for the summer sermon series): Books I have started, are close to done and should … Continue reading

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Murder in the Fifth

I love the oddities in the Bible; weird trivia, story-telling connections, stylistic weirdness. In my studies, one of the areas which took up most of my time and attention was Old Testament narratives, particularly in Genesis, Judges, Ruth, 1-2 Samuel … Continue reading

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Canon within the Canon?: Thoughts on Reading the Bible Better

We all have certain portions of Scripture we focus on more than others. We know that, right? I’m not being presumptious in saying we’re aware of the fact we do this? I hope not. I hope we all recognize that … Continue reading

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N.T. Wright, “Look At Jesus”

I love N.T. (aka “Tom”) Wright. As of late, he’s rocked my theological world in new and exciting ways. I’ve never met him in person, but something about him draws me in and makes sense of some of my tension … Continue reading

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What I’m Listening To…

So, I refer to myself as a “music nerd” on my twitter profile. I don’t actually play music, but there’s always music on when I work, drive, walk or whatever. I also spend considerable time checking out “new” stuff (by … Continue reading

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