I don't think it's any secret that I subscribe to an Augustinian understanding of how we approach and comprehend Holy Scripture's message to God's people. Commonly known as "faith seeking understanding" (from the Latin fides quarens intellectum), this view says that we come to the Bible and understand its message not as blank slates, without … Continue reading The Son’s Light and Biblical Understanding
I'm really excited that another resource has come out from my friend Heath Thomas. Heath is Associate Professor of Old Testament and PhD Director at Southeastern Seminary in Wake Forest, NC. His latest publication is an edited volume (along with Jeremy Evans of Southeastern and Paul Copan of Palm Beach Atlantic University) on Holy War … Continue reading Holy War in the Bible
I just came across this blog that is set up to as a reading guide for the Church Fathers. By reading seven pages a day for seven years, you can study a vast library of theology, history, liturgy, apologetics, biblical commentary, and devotion written in the first seven centuries of the Christian church. The … Continue reading Read the Fathers: Beginning in Advent
Here is a promo for Jonathan Pennington's new book. A great 2 min. way to start out your day.
I'm thankful for STR for conducting a round table discussion concerning some of the brouhaha around Licona's interpretation of Matthew 27. I won't get into my own personal feelings of how this situation unfolded. You can read the dialogue here and decide for yourself. (HT Ben Blackwell)
Over at Canon Fodder (which is the best name I've heard for a blog), Michael Kruger has been discussing misconceptions of the NT Canon. In his latest post he discusses the basis for distinguising heresy from orthodoxy in the early church. I really enjoyed what he writes concerning the role of the Old Testament in the … Continue reading Michael Kruger on the basis of distinguishing heresy from orthodoxy in the early church
A book to keep your eye on if you are interested in theological interpretation is Hearing the Old Testament: Listening for God's Address (Eerdmans) edited by Craig G. Bartholomew and David J.H. Beldman. In the Preface Bartholomew and Beldman lament that the Old Testament is for the most part unknown by the majority Christians and that there are … Continue reading Book Notice: Hearing the Old Testament: Listening for God’s Address
Jim West recently posted a video of Dan Wallace being interviewed on the discovery of 7 early NT manuscripts. This is, to say the least, a very important find for NT studies. Watch the video here: Dan Wallace on 7 Early MSS via Dan Wallace on the Discovery of 7 Early Manuscripts.
After teaching through the Latter Prophets and Writings this past quarter, I was continually struck by two things - the fact that the prophets were generally ridiculed, persecuted, and ignored, and the fact that the entire Old Testament canon is a coherent whole, continually tied together textually. Each author appears to relate his work to … Continue reading Ehrman, Canonization, and the OT Prophets
Over at the Gospel Coalition website, they have posted Don Carson's chapter "Theological Interpretation of Scripture: Yes, But . . . ." from Theological Commentary: Evangelical Perspectives. Edited by R. Michael Allen. London: T&T Clark, 2011. I became aware of this chapter a month or so online at Amazon. After GC posted the chapter a friend of mine … Continue reading Some Brief Observations about D.A. Carson’s Review of Theological Interpretation of Scripture