A View of Faith

May 27, 2019

Video Release: Four Views of the Apostle Paul

Thanks to Zondervan you can now either purchase the DVD or, even better, subscribe to their Master Class streaming service, to get the video series of Four Views of the Apostle Paul, it is based on the book, but better! Now we all know that the apostle Paul was a vital force in the development of...

Everyday Glory

Gerald R. McDermott Everyday Glory: The Revelation of God in all of Reality Grand Rapids, MI: Baker, 2018. Available at Baker Academic Reviewed by Laura Paul Romans 1:20 declares that God’s ‘invisible attributes…have been clearly perceived, ever since the creation of the world, in the things that...

What We Can Learn from Christian Responses to Infanticide

Over at ABC Religion and Ethics, there is a great piece by Louis Gosbell (St Mary Andrews College) about Christian responses to infanticide. “As long as it’s healthy”: What can we learn from early Christianity’s resistance to infanticide and exposure? Augustine is unique in his presentation of the...

Latest Issue of JSHJ (2019)

The latest issue of Journal for the Study of the Historical Jesus 17.1-2 (2019) is now available. Theses on the Nature of the Leben-Jesu-Forschung: A Proposal for a Paradigm Shift in Understanding the Quest By: Fernando Bermejo-Rubio Revolutionary Contexts for the Quest: Jesus in the Rhetoric and...

My Interview on the Inverse Podcast: Just War & Pacifism

I had the pleasure of being interviewed by Jarrod McKenna on the Inverse Podcast. It was an hour-long interview where we discussed some big topics like activism, resistance, refugees, violence, pacifism, and just war theory. Is it okay to egg racist and xenophobic politicians? Hence the title:...

Evangelism in a Skeptical World

Sam Chan Evangelism in a Skeptical World: How to Make the Unbelievable News about Jesus More Believable Grand Rapids, MI: Zondervan, 2018 Book available at Amazon.com and online course available through Zondervan’s master lectures. Review by Dr. Chris Porter Books that aim to extrapolate the...

David deSilva on Galatians

David A. deSilva The Letter to the Galatians NICNT; Grand Rapids, MI: Eerdmans, 2018. Available at Amazon.com. I’ve finally been able to read over David A. deSilva’s long-awaited Galatians commentary in the NICNT series and it is definitely one to put on your shelf. The commentary is characterized...

Introduction to the Scriptures of Israel

Tzvi Novick An Introduction to the Scriptures of Israel: History and Theology (Grand Rapids, MI: Eerdmans, 2018). Available at Eerdmans. By Andrew Judd An Introduction to the Scriptures of Israel offers a fresh way in to the Hebrew Bible as a work of literature and theology. An introduction to the...

Exalted Above the Heavens: The Risen and Ascended Christ

Peter C. Orr Exalted Above the Heavens: The Risen and Ascended Christ NSBT 47; Downers Grove, IL: InterVarsity Press, 2018. Available at IVP. Peter Orr’s book about the exalted Jesus is partly an accessible version of his PhD thesis (Christ Absent and Present: A Study in Pauline Christology [2014])...

Top Ten Book on Paul for 2014-19

Someone recently asked me what are the newish books to read for someone who wants to get back into Pauline studies. It made me think about what books in recent years have I liked, enjoyed, and learned from. Well, looking at 2014-19, here are the books I’d recommend: Main Books 1. N.T. Wright – Paul...

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