My friend Jack Levison is blogging now! You may know him from his scholarly work, most notably Filled with the Spirit, or you may have become acquainted with him through his more popular Fresh Air: The Holy Spirit for an Inspired Life (a book Daniel James Levy and I reviewed here). Maybe you haven’t read either of these books, and that would be a shame, but don’t miss out on his blog, because I am sure he’ll have plenty of wonderful insights to share there: spiritchatter.
- You can find the recent debate on hell between Rob Bell and Adrian Warnock here.
- Ben Witherington III wrote on John Chrysostom and hermeneutics here.
- Andrew Perriman wrote a post on the election of the Gentiles here.
- David Wilkerson, founder of Teen Challenge and the pastor of Time Square Church was killed yesterday in a car crash. His last blog post can be found here (intriguing) and information regarding what occurred here. Please pray for his family, he’s the uncle of a very, very close friend of mine.
- Daniel Kirk wrote a recent entry on love here.
- Paul Adams talks about the extraordinary greatness of the Christian hope here.
The following new reviews have been added to the Review of Biblical Literature and listed on the RBL blog (http://rblnewsletter.blogspot.com/):
Sulla Cattedra di Mosč: La legitimazione del potere nell’Israele post-esilico (Nm 11; 16)
Reviewed by Donatella Scaiola
Joel B. Green, ed.
Methods for Luke
Reviewed by Robert M. Fowler
Knut Holder and Louis C. Jonker, eds.
Global Hermeneutics? Reflections and Consequences
Reviewed by Susanne Scholz
Reviewed by Gerrie Snyman
Paul and Epictetus on Law: A Comparison
Reviewed by Gitte Buch-Hansen
Rolf A. Jacobson, ed.
Soundings in the Theology of Psalms: Perspectives and Methods in Contemporary Scholarship
Reviewed by Beat Weber
Henning Graf Reventlow and Yair Hoffman, eds.
The Decalogue in Jewish and Christian Tradition
Reviewed by Michael Tilly
Christopher D. Stanley
The Hebrew Bible: A Comparative Approach
Reviewed by Bradford A. Anderson
Text and Canon of the Hebrew Bible
Reviewed by James A. Sanders
Frühes Christentum und Gnosis: Eine rezeptionsgeschichtliche Studie
Reviewed by Ismo Dunderberg
- Ben Witherington III discusses Defending Constantine here.
- Download Thom Stark’s lengthy (a whopping 306 pages!) eBook entitled Is God a Moral Compromiser?, which critiques Paul Copan’s book Is God a Moral Monster? here.
- Larry Hurtado talks about Christograms here.
- Part two review by Scot McKnight on The End of Evangelicalism is found here.
- Daniel Kirk talks about Karl Barth and his theological method here.
- Michael Peterson discussed C.S. Lewis, evolution, and intelligent design here.
- James McGrath wrote on mythicism’s best answers here.
- Scot McKnight talked about variety within Calvinism here.
- Andrew Perriman discusses the future of evangelicalism here.
- Ben Witherington III gave us an extraordinary Easter sermon here.
- Trevor Purdue on Paul Moser and the problem of the hiddenness of God here.
- Kevin Lawson wrote his third part on teaching deeper here.
- John Hobbins talks about translations and Scripture memorizing here.
- Ashish Naidu talks about God being the author of reconciliation here.
- Roger Olson discusses the question “Whatever became of the cross?” here.
- Scot McKnight talks about the atoning death of Jesus here.
- Rachel Held Evans exhorts us to stop discussing atonement metaphors and just acknowledge the mystery here.
- Travis Mamone discusses why the cross matters here.
- Scordova gives us some Good Friday thoughts on intelligent design and Christian creationism here.
- Joel Watts posted on N.T. Wright and biblical universalism here.
Thank Jesus he took the pains of Friday so that resurrection Sunday would come!
Grace and peace.
- JohnDave Medina discusses Maundy Thursday from a Catholic’s perspective here.
- Fr. Ted Bobosh quotes Justin Martyr on the Eucharist here.
- Brant Pitre asks if there was Passover Lamb at the Passover supper here.
- Ben Witherington III reviews chapter eight of the Pope’s first book on Jesus here.
- Jason Oakes discusses doubting believers here.
- Andrew Perriman talks about those pesky Matthew 27:51-53 verses here.
- Kurt Willems writes about John 20 and the resurrection here.
- Dennis Venema discusses Evolution and the Origin of Biological Information here.
- Daniel Kirk continues the conversation on reading the Bible with the academy and church here.
- Sean the Baptist notes that a New Testament teaching job is being offered in Australia at Murdoch University here.
- Larry Hurtado talks about Early Christian Testamonia texts here.
- Kurt Willems wrote on “Why Hell Still Matters” here.
- An interesting interview with Tom Wright over at Belief Net is here.
- T.C. Robinson, though not a heretic hunter, follows up with his recent Rob Bell post by asking the question, “Is there no standard?” here.
- James K.A. Smith links to his Scribd page (something very useful) which has book reviews and notes here.