Mar 23, 2013
You can access free audio of the 2013 Expository Preaching Workshop 2013 held on March 4-5 at Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary. This year's focus was preaching the Gospels. You can access the audio of the sessions here.
Mar 22, 2013
Mar 21, 2013
“To write a brief chapter on how to preach the Gospels feels a bit like offering a how-to manual prescribing how to paint the ceiling of the Sistine Chapel by introducing paint-by-numbers. It is not just the real task has complexities that mock such reductionism; there is also the little matter of the unquantifiable gifts and calling of the preacher. Moreover, there is nothing to substitute for unction, for which careful instruction, no matter how important, is not substitute.”
D. A. Carson, “Preaching the Gospels,” in Preaching the New Testament, ed. Ian Paul and David Wenham (Downers Grove, IL: InterVarsity, 2013), 17.
Mar 19, 2013
Mar 18, 2013
Dr. Roy Zuck has gone to be with the Lord. There is a nice tribute to his life and ministry here. One of my regrets in life has been that I was unable to have him as my professor before he retired from teaching in 1996. I did have the opportunity to get to know him a bit in the process of getting a couple of articles published in Bibliotheca sacra and I will always be grateful for the editorial work that he did on the first draft of my dissertation. I will miss seeing Dr. Zuck around but I treasure the times we were able to have lunch or chat.
Mar 17, 2013
The latest issue of Review of Biblical Literature is out. Reviews can be accessed by clicking the links below.
Living with Other Creatures: Green Exegesis and Theology
Reviewed by Phillip Sherman
Jeroboam's Royal Drama
Reviewed by Mark McEntire
Gerald J. Donker
The Text of the Apostolos in Athanasius of Alexandria
Reviewed by Chris De Wet
Erhard S. Gerstenberger
Israel in the Persian Period: The Fifth and Fourth Centuries B.C.E.
Reviewed by John Engle
Edwin M. Good
Genesis 1-11: Tales of the Earliest World
Reviewed by Brian D. Russell
Michelle J. Levine
Nahmanides on Genesis: The Art of Biblical Portraiture
Reviewed by George Savran
Keys to Jerusalem: Collected Essays
Reviewed by Joshua Schwartz
Amy E. Richter
Enoch and the Gospel of Matthew
Reviewed by Daniel M. Gurtner
Religion and Ritual in Ancient Egypt
Reviewed by Michael B. Hundley
Perspective Criticism: Point of View and Evaluative Guidance in Biblical Narrative
Reviewed by Robert C. Tannehill