Sleep is a cornerstone for health and life. Yet today in the West, we have done the unthinkable. We have chosen to reduce the number of hours that we sleep in a given day. And as Matthew Walker describes in his book Why We Sleep, lack of sleep leads to disastrous results because it limits the healing and learning function of sleep, leaving us partially recovered and unable to think and to learn to our full potential. [Read more…] about Review of Why We Sleep by Matthew Walker
Wright, N.T. Paul: A Biography. San Francisco: HarperOne, 2018.
One of the most well-known Pauline scholars, N. T. Wright, has written a biography on the apostle Paul. While Wright intends to do history, he also takes some license to fill in the historical holes that frustratingly leave us with unanswered questions some 2,000 years after the famous apostle’s life. [Read more…] about Review of Paul: A Biography by N.T. Wright
Gentry, Peter J., and Stephen J. Wellum. Kingdom through Covenant. Crossway, 2018.
When Peter Gentry and Stephen Wellum released the first edition of their Kingdom through Covenant in 2012, they made a significant contribution to the evangelical theological scene. Their argument, in short, is that the biblical covenants form the backbone to the storyline of Scripture. Hence, Christians ought to read the Bible according to the storyline that progresses along time through the covenant.
What they call progressive covenantalism does not quite fit within traditional covenantal or dispensational theology. So it forms a third system that stands between (or apart from) dispensationalism and covenantalism. [Read more…] about Review of Kingdom through Covenant (2nd Ed) by Gentry and Wellum
Ephraim Radner challenges the notion that historical-critical study alone leads to a right understanding of Scripture. In its place, he retrieves and restates the basis for a figural reading of Scripture. As might be expected, the scope of Radner’s argument is massive. But Radner appears to have mastered a nearly endless stream of material. [Read more…] about Review of Time And the Word by Ephraim Radner
I recently wrote a review of Ernest Lucas’ Proverbs commentary in the Two Horizons series in Themelios. Here’s part of my conclusion:
I would recommend it to those who do not own a commentary on the book of Proverbs, and to those who desire to read contemporary theological reflections on the text.
To read the full review, click here.
I have found nothing of its kind before. If you want to understand the Byzantine Rite, then read this book. Robert Taft provides a great, short summary of how eastern Christians have worshipped. [Read more…] about A Brief Review of The Byzantine Rite by Robert Taft