Mar 5, 2011

Schreiner on Luke and the Law

Thomas Schreiner's 40 Questions About Christians and Biblical Law is an excellent resource. See my review here. Concerning Luke's view of the Law in both his Gospel and Acts, Schreiner summarizes,

"Luke must be read discerningly in order to grasp his view of the law. On first glance he way seem to be an unabashed supporter of the law; but when he is read more carefully and in light of the story of both Luke and Acts, it becomes clearer that the law should be interpreted in light of salvation history. Now that the new covenant has arrived in Jesus Christ the law no longer occupies center stage. The law must be interpreted in light of Jesus Christ and his coming. It was the will of God to keep the law during the old era of salvation history, but the law is not required for the salvation of the Gentiles. It is no longer normative now that Christ has come" (p. 179).


Mar 4, 2011

Books for a Buck at Discovery House

Some might be interested in Discovery House's "Book for a Buck" sale running through March 31. A quick perusal of titles notes some books by Ray Stedman, Oswald Chambers, Haddon Robinson, Warren Wiersble, and J. Dwight Pentecost. See here.

Latest Issue of Review of Biblical Literature

The latest issue of Review of Biblical Literature is out. Reviews that may be of interest from a Bible Exposition perspective include:

Cornelis Bennema
Encountering Jesus: Character Studies in the Gospel of John
Reviewed by Francis J. Moloney, S.D.B.
John Day, ed.
Prophecy and the Prophets in Ancient Israel: Proceedings of the Oxford Old Testament Seminar
Reviewed by Hallvard Hagelia
Steven Fine
Art and Judaism in the Greco-Roman World: Toward a New Jewish Archaeology
Reviewed by Joshua Schwartz
Ernst Käsemann
On Being a Disciple of the Crucified Nazarene: Unpublished Lectures and Sermons
Reviewed by Wayne Coppins
Andreas J. Köstenberger
A Theology of John's Gospel and Letters: The Word, the Christ, the Son of God
Reviewed by Craig R. Koester
Luis Sanchez Navarro, ed.
Pablo y Cristo.: La centralidad de Cristo en el Pensamiento de san Pablo Editor(s):
Reviewed by Rodrigo Morales
Mark Allan Powell
Introducing the New Testament: A Historical, Literary, and Theological Survey
Reviewed by Peter J. Judge
Eric A. Seibert
Disturbing Divine Behavior: Troubling Old Testament Images of God
Reviewed by John E. Anderson
Francesca Stavrakopoulou and John Barton, eds.
Religious Diversity in Ancient Israel and Judah
Reviewed by Katharine Dell
Carl N. Toney
Paul's Inclusive Ethic: Resolving Community Conflicts and Promoting Mission in Romans 14-15
Reviewed by James R. Harrison   

Mar 3, 2011

Considering Seminary?

Kevin DeYoung has some good questions for those who are thinking about going to seminary. 

Mar 2, 2011

Varner on Exodus 15: The Song of the Sea

William Varner has a very nice post on Exodus 15 here.

Free Archaeology and Ancient History E-Books

See Seth Rodriguez's list of free archaeology and ancient history e-books here.

Mar 1, 2011

Fortress Press 40% Off Sale

Fortress Press is offering all their books at 40% off through March 31. You can see the Fortress site here.

Addendum: One reader has commented (see comments) that after shipping and taxes, Amazon was still a better deal. So be sure to compare before buying. By the way, you can help me out by using the Amazon widget on this blog.

Free Audio Download of R. C. Sproul's The Holiness of God is offering a free audio download of R. C. Sproul's book The Holiness of God for the month of March. For more details and instructions go here.


David Murray continues his series on preaching Christ from the Old Testament by discussing typology. You can access his lecture notes and audio here.

Feb 28, 2011

Terence Fretheim on Lecturing

See this post on Terence Fretheim and lecturing well. I don't recall ever hearing Fretheim lecture, so I don't know if he practices what he preaches, but there appears to be some solid advice here.

Feb 27, 2011

Parchman Endowed Lectures Featuring Richard Bauckham

Readers in the vicinity of Waco, Texas might be interested in attending the Parchman Endowed Lectures presented by Truett Seminary and featuring Richard Bauckham. Bauckham will present three lectures on March 1-3 on "The Gospels as Histories: What Sort of History are They?" See this announcement.