In this episode, Gray Sutanto and I talk about Herman Bavinck. I think you may be surprised at Bavinck’s theological vision.
The quality of Zondervan’s book, from the cover art, to the colour pages, even up to the beautiful design within the book makes this new textbook on the New Testament attractive. But added to Zondervan’s intelligent design, two Protestant New Testament scholars have provided an introductory yet still robust introduction to the New Testament.
In one sense, The New Testament And Its World appears to be an effort at summarizing the historical and exegetical work of N. T. Wight over the years. But readers will detect the influence of Michael Bird as well. For example, in a chapter on the pastoral epistles, N. T. Wright is noted as arguing for the authenticity of 2 Timothy; the rest of the argument for the authenticity of 1 Timothy and Titus almost certainly comes from the hand of Bird.
However, it is fairly obvious that TNTAIW basically summarizes and repackages Wight’s voluminous writings and research into the New Testament and its world. For that reason alone, the volume may be worth a purchase. [Read more…] about Review of the New Testament And Its World by Wright and Bird
In this episode, Fred Sanders and I discuss the Trinity and how the Scripture speaks of the Trinity.
Make sure to subscribe to the podcast on Spotify and/or Apple Podcasts. Also, see the host page at Anchor. And bookmark this page to see every episode. [Read more…] about Episode 11: Fred Sanders on the Trinity
In this episode, Matt Emerson and I talk about Baptist catholicity and the retrieval of classical theology. I hope you enjoy the talk!
While Evangelicals value the separation of the church’s worship and the state’s intervention, the notion that Christian theology is a-political has finally run its course. The rise of misinformation in political media, coupled to the credulity of Christians when it comes to conspiracy theories, shows the need for a robust political theology. [Read more…] about 2020 has shown our need for a robust political theology
Robert Alter’s translation of the Hebrew Bible is a delight to read, and his notes skillfully assist readers in understanding the text. That said, the notes have a limited purpose (mainly literary in focus) and the translation, while faithful and artistic, exposes readers to the oddity that is Hebrew prose and poetry. This exposure may jar readers used to translations like the NIV. [Read more…] about Robert Alter’s translation of the Hebrew Bible