A Children’s Edition Greek New Testament? A Review of the Tyndale House Greek New Testament (THGNT)

In How to Read a Book Mortimer Adler and Charles Van Doren state that when evaluating a book, the reviewer must understand the aims of the books author(s). Did the author(s) accomplish what they set out to do? serves as the point of departure. The same criterion might hold true … Continue reading

More than a Messenger: the Pastor as Farm Steward and Soldier

  Many young men sense a call to ministry through the preaching of well known figures like John Piper, Tim Keller or Mark Dever. God has tilled the soil of the young man’s life in such a way that the words of said preachers spring to life and become a … Continue reading

To PhD or Not to PhD?

Dr. Jason Duesing, Provost of Midwestern Baptist Theological Seminary and College, invited a few faculty members to participate in a panel discussion regarding doctoral studies. I enjoyed the questions from students and wish to summarize my thoughts here. I suggest four factors might compel a student to pursue a PhD: 1. Content. … Continue reading

The Risen Christ in 1 Cor 15:5-8 and ὤφθη in the Greek Old Testament

This morning I was reading the account of the LORD’s appearance to Abraham in Genesis 12 and was struck (again) by the passive nature of the event. I recalled how these appearances of divine persons, angelic messengers or divine glory iterate the Hebrew scriptures and wondered how ὤφθη was used … Continue reading

Community and the Great Commission

In “Hebrews and the Mission of the Earliest Church” (pp. 327-45 in New Testament Theology in Light of the Church’s Mission: Essays in Honor of I. Howard Marshall. Cascade: Eugene, 2011), Jon C. Laansma argues that world mission is the “‘elephant in the room’ of Hebrews’s discourse” (330). He proposes that … Continue reading