Mar 15, 2013

D.A. Carson: Christian Reflections on Suffering and Evil

Those in or around the Houston area might be interested in hearing D.A. Carson: Christian Reflections on “Going Beyond Cliches: Christian Reflections on Suffering and Evil.” You cat more information and register here.

Mar 14, 2013

Eerdmans 60%-Off Sale

Eerdmans currently has a 60%-off sale running until March 31. You must enter the promo code 614 at checkout to activate the sale prices. Postage is free if you purchase three or more items. Here are some items that might be of interest.

A History of Biblical Interpretation, Vol. 2: The Medieval through the Reformation Periods by Duane F. Watson and Alan J. Hauser: $20

Biblical Interpretation at Qumran by Matthias Henze: $10.40

Exodus by Thomas B. Dozeman: $24

1 Corinthians Interpreted by Early Christian Commentators by Judith Kovacs: $16

Isaiah Interpreted by Early Christian and Medieval Commentators by Robert Wilken: $20

The First and Second Epistles to the Thessalonians by Leon Morris: $11.20

A Commentary on Micah by Bruce Waltke: $11.20

Christ and Caesar: The Gospel and the Roman Empire in the Writings of Paul and Luke  by Seyoon Kim: $9.60


Mar 13, 2013

SMH New Testament

Some of you may have received an email yesterday from Houghton Mifflin Harcourt announcing the publication of the New New Testament. I am calling this the SMH version, that is, the Shaking My Head Version. Here is part of the publisher's statement.

"To create this New New Testament, Hal Taussig called together a council of scholars and spiritual leaders to discuss and reconsider which books belong in the New Testament. They talked about these recently found documen the lessons therein [sic], and how they inform the previously bound books. They voted on which should be added, choosing ten new books to include in A New New Testament. Reading the traditional scriptures alongside these new texts—the Gospel of Luke with the Gospel of Mary, Paul’s letters with The Letter of Peter to Philip, The Revelation to John with The Secret Revelation to John—offers the exciting possibility of understanding both the new and the old better. This new reading, and the accompanying commentary in this volume, promises to reinvigorate a centuries-old conversation and to bring new relevance to a dynamic tradition."

Mar 11, 2013

In Defense of the Lecture

A lecture is not the only way to teach or disseminate truth and it is not the best way to teach certain things, but I think that some of the criticisms of the method are unfair. Read Bruce Ashford's piece here.

Mar 10, 2013

Leadership Resources

David Murray has followed up his helpful post on preaching links here with 200 more links on leadership here.