Oct 5, 2013

Latest Issue of Review of Biblical Literature

The latest issue of Review of Biblical Literature is out. Reviews can be accessed by clicking the links below.

Ulrich F. Berges
Isaiah: The Prophet and his Book
Reviewed by Marvin A. Sweeney

Walter Brueggemann
Truth Speaks to Power: The Countercultural Nature of Scripture
Reviewed by Gerrie Snyman

Daniel E. Fleming
The Legacy of Israel in Judah’s Bible: History, Politics, and the Reinscribing of Tradition
Reviewed by Matthew Suriano

Matthew V. Johnson, James A. Noel, and Demetrius K. Williams, eds.
Onesimus Our Brother: Reading Religion, Race, and Culture in Philemon
Reviewed by Emilia Zamfir

Theresa V. Lafferty
The Prophetic Critique of the Priority of the Cult: A Study of Amos 5:21–24 and Isaiah 1:10–17
Reviewed by Alphonso Groenewald

M. David Litwa
We Are Being Transformed: Deification in Paul’s Soteriology
Reviewed by Tony Costa

Candida Moss
The Myth of Persecution: How Early Christians Invented a Story of Martyrdom
Reviewed by N. CLayton Croy

Matthew Neujahr
Predicting the Past in the Ancient Near East: Mantic Historiography in Ancient Mesopotamia, Judah, and the Mediterranean World
Reviewed by Gerhard Karner

Rick F. Talbott
Jesus, Paul, and Power: Rhetoric, Ritual, and Metaphor in Ancient Mediterranean Christianity
Reviewed by Jan Willem van Henten

Georg A. Walser
Jeremiah: A Commentary based on Ieremias in Codex Vaticanus
Reviewed by Michael Graves

Oct 4, 2013

The Use of Rhetoric in Preaching

Ian Paul has an interesting post on the place of rhetoric in preaching. You can read the post here.

Oct 3, 2013

Chuck Smith (1927-2013)

Well-known pastor Chuck Smith has died after an extended battle with cancer. Christianity Today has a brief report here.

Oct 2, 2013

Gabriel Barkay at the Criswell College

Those in the Dallas area might be interested in coming to hear Dr. Gabriel Barkay who will be speaking in chapel at the Criswell College on Tuesday, October 8 from 11:00-12:00. If you are interested in archaeology in the Holy Land and especially Jerusalem then you don't want to miss this opportunity.

Oct 1, 2013

Free Audio Book: A Short Life of Jonathan Edwards

Christianaudio.com's free audiobook download for the month of October is A Short Life of Jonathan Edwards by George M. Marsden.  Here is part of the publisher's description:

"George M. Marsden — widely acclaimed for his magisterial large study of Edwards — has now written a new, shorter biography of this many-sided, remarkable man. A Short Life of Jonathan Edwards is not an abridgment of Marsden’s earlier award-winning study but is instead a completely new narrative based on his extensive research. The result is a concise, fresh retelling of the Edwards story, rich in scholarship yet compelling and readable for a much wider audience, including students."

Start your free download here

Sep 30, 2013

In One Week: Advanced Expository Preaching Workshop

The 2013 one-day Advanced Expository Preaching Workshop is only one week away. This year's workshop will focus on the Book of Revelation.Speakers include Drs. Paige Patterson, David Allen, Steven Smith, and Craig Blaising. You can access the workshop schedule here.

The workshop is on Monday, October 7, 2013 in The Riley Center on the campus of Southwestern Seminary. You can still register for $25, a price that also includes lunch. Register here. For more information, please call 1.877.474.4769 or email RileyCenterCalendar@swbts.edu. Overnight guest accommodations are available. Call 817.921.8800.

Sep 29, 2013

Whatever Happened to Bible Study?

Dave Miller asks and addresses a great question, "Whatever Happened to Bible Study?" You can read what Dave has to say here.
Whatever Happened to Bible Study?