Jul 3, 2010
Readers interested in the Pastoral Epistles might want to check out I. Howard Marshall’s chapter entitled “The Pastoral Epistles in Recent Study” in the recently released Entrusted with the Gospel: Paul’s Theology in the Pastoral Epistles, ed. By A. Köstenberger and T. Wilder. In this chapter, Marshall discusses recent commentaries (269–82), works on the structure of the PE (PP. 282–83), works on the literary approaches to the PE (pp. 284–87), works on pseudepigraphy and the authorship of the PE (pp. 288–92), works on the PE and New Testament theology (pp. 292–94), works on Christology and soteriology in the PE (pp. 294–97), works on the church, ministry, and ethics in the PE (pp. 297–300), works on women in the PE (pp. 300–4), and works on the individuality (treating each epistle independently) of the PE (pp. 304–8). I found these summaries to be helpful and even-handed.
Jul 2, 2010
Jul 1, 2010
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Anthony C. Thiselton, The Living Paul: An Introduction to the Apostles Life and Thought (Downers Grove: InterVarsity, 2009), 38.
Jun 30, 2010
Peter Vogt provides the following “strategies for communication” in preaching and teaching the Law passages in the Pentateuch to a contemporary audience.
- Address the cultural connotations of the Law (e.g., for Americans, laws are about rules, for OT Israelites the Law was about mandated righteousness)
- Note the purpose of the Law in its original setting
- Discuss the implications of Jesus’ ministry for the Law’s relevance
- Address the applicability of the Law in a contemporary setting
Peter T. Vogt, Interpreting the Pentateuch (Grand Rapids: Kregel, 2009), 165–172.
Jun 29, 2010
The Westminster Theological Seminary Bookstore is moving and they have asked each staff member to select five of their favorite books to go on sale while they move. Each of these staff picks are 45% off.