Monday, June 29, 2009
Saturday, June 27, 2009
That's my spiel. I now tag Daniel Kirk and Joel Willitts.
Friday, June 26, 2009
- We stand in the mainstream of the historic Christian Faith in affirming the following catholic creeds of the Early Church: The Apostles Creed, the Nicene Creed, and the Chalcedonian Definition.
- More specifically, every voting member of the WRF affirms one of the following historic expressions of the Reformed Faith: The Gallican Confession, The Belgic Confession, The Heidelberg Catechism, The Thirty-Nine Articles, The Second Helvetic Confession, The Canons of Dort, The Westminster Confession of Faith, the London Confession of 1689, or the Savoy Declaration.
Wednesday, June 24, 2009
- Colossians and Philemon: A New Covenant Commentary (Wipf & Stock)
- (ed. with Preston Sprinkle) The Faith of Jesus Christ: Exegetical, Biblical, and Theological Studies (Paternoster/Hendrickson)
- Crossing Over Sea and Land: Jewish Proselytizing Activity in the Second Temple Period (Hendrickson)
- (ed. with Michael Pahl) The Sacred Text: Artefact, Interpretation, and Doctrinal Formulation (Gorgias Press)
Tuesday, June 23, 2009
Monday, June 22, 2009
Friday, June 19, 2009
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This to note:
Thursday, June 18, 2009
The Maximalist Hermeneutics of James B. Jordan
The Poetry of Wisdom: A Note on James 3:6
John Owen's Doctrine of Union with Christ in Relation to His Contributions to Seventeenth Century Debates Concerning Eternal Justification
Matthew W. Mason
Thinking Like a Christian: The Prolegomena of Herman Bavinck
Matthew P.W. Roberts
Wednesday, June 17, 2009
Tuesday, June 16, 2009
TUTOR IN OLD TESTAMENT & HEBREW
· Main responsibility for teaching Old Testament in the Hall and University
· Mentoring and preparing students for ministry, college missions and preaching
· Lead tutor for Hebrew language teaching
Full details and application form are available from:
Helen Mitchell, Wycliffe Hall,
54 Banbury Road, Oxford OX2 6PW.
Closing date for applications:
12 noon on Thursday 25 June 2009
Monday, June 15, 2009
The other story also relates to a friend who prayed with me to become a believer. I saw the radiance and joy in her life. She began to grow in remarkable ways. And yet, in a year or two the early bloom of her faith began to fade. She began to get drunk on a fairly regular basis. She ended up living with a person who was an adherent of Buddhism. On one occasion I said to her, ‘By this we know that we have come to know him, if we keep his commandments’ (1 John 2:3). A number of years passed. She broke off the relationship with the first man and ended up getting married to another. Still no desire for the things of God and Jesus Christ manifested itself. And yet, after a few years of marriage, a change began to take place. Her desire to follow the Lord resurfaced, and she began to read Scripture, pray and take seriously her church involvement. Once again she began to talk to me about spiritual matters. She gave every indication that she belonged to Jesus Christ and that she loved him. A significant period of time had intervened between her first confession of faith and the return to her first love. Was her first experience a sham, so that she was truly saved the second time? Or did she lose her salvation and regain it later? Or was she a believer the entire time, with a temporary lapse in her faith and obedience?
Sounds like a good read that can help Christians how to biblically interpret and pastorally respond to very sensitive (and often sad) situations.
Jesus, I think you're terrific
For you I'd swim the pacific
Yeah, yeah, yeah!
Sunday, June 14, 2009
* Applications will be received until 28 August 2009. It is envisaged that the appointment will commence on 18 January 2010. The College reserves the right not to make any appointment. The Bible College of Queensland is an independent, evangelical and interdenominational College
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Friday, June 12, 2009
Thursday, June 11, 2009
Markus Barth, "St. Paul - A Good Jew," 9.
Wednesday, June 10, 2009
I have to admit that my German has gotten a bit rusty since my post-graduate days. I just have not had the time to devote to reading with a young family and the responsibilities of a teaching career in its early stages. When I do have time I find that it takes me a good half day to carefully work through a scholarly article.
Tuesday, June 09, 2009
As a young man, feeling my way towards the study of the New Testament, I wrote a book about Clement of Alexandria. There were many surprises in the change from patristics to the New Testament. In patristics--a map with many blank spaces--there was always a feeling of gratitude for the work already done by others, and pleasure when they had reached entirely different interpretation of the texts. In the New Testament there seemed to be less elbow-room. Everything appeared to have been settled already, in our grandfather's generation, or earlier still . . . Having criticized the traditions of the primitive Church concerning the New Testament writings and primitive Christianity, the professors had themselves come to represent tradition and authority, and there was no room for young scholars, for it was not permissible to doubt what all believed. Brilliant impartiality and ended in stolid conservatism . . .
Let us give the younger generation opportunity and encouragement to question the important, but perhaps not always [the] true or permanently valid views put forward by the generations before us. Let us go further, and urge them to question what we ourselves tell them.
With a subject like the New Testament, consisting of a certain number of facts, and a large number of theories, and assumed rather than substantiated suppositions, it is necessary to go through it from time to time, in order not to forget what is fact and what is theory.
Excerpted from "Jewish Christianity in Post-Apostolic Times" NTS 6 (1959-60), pp. 115-16
Monday, June 08, 2009
Saturday, June 06, 2009
Friday, June 05, 2009
Thursday, June 04, 2009
Daniel C. Timmer
"Character Formed in the Crucible: Job's Relationship with God"
William A. Tooman
"Edward's Ezekiel: The Interpretation of Ezekiel in the Blank Bible and Notes on Scripture"
Douglas S. Earle
"The Christian Significance of Deuteronomy 7"
Micahel D. White
"Charles Hodge, Hermeneutics, and the Struggle with Scripture"
Kent L. Yinger
"Reformation Redivivius: Synergism and the New Perspective"
Michael F. Bird
"What if Martin Luther Had Read the Dead Sea Scrolls?"
Matthew M. Bridges
"Reunderstanding How to 'Understand the Scripture'"
"Review Article: Theological Interpretation after Barth"
Wednesday, June 03, 2009
kata ta biblia
Earliest Christian History