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The language of priests and the role of bishops in Jesus' day

The language of priests and the role of bishops in Jesus’ day

Kevin Williams responds to questions about the language used in the Second Temple and the role of the Bishop outside of the New Testament. This is part of a conversation that started with Henry Harbuck’s article, “What Bible Did Jesus Use?” and continued with “What Yeshua Quoted” by Kevin Williams. More recently, Henry Harbuck requested […]

The Historical Jesus of the Gospels with Craig Keener

The Historical Jesus of the Gospels with Craig Keener

  Craig S. Keener asks what can be known about Jesus using basic historical methods? This lecture was given on March 18, 2014 as part of the Ministry Conference at Asbury Theological Seminary.    

What Bible Did Jesus Use?

What Bible Did Jesus Use?

The ministerial test, administered as a prerequisite for ministerial credentials with our Fellowship, has alerted us that many ministers possess limited knowledge of Bible translations. For example, in the multiple choice section of the test, ministerial applicants are asked to select “From which version of the Bible did Jesus quote?” Believe it or not, eighty-five […]

Michael Bird: Jesus Is the Christ

Michael Bird: Jesus Is the Christ

Michael F. Bird, Jesus Is the Christ: The Messianic Testimony of the Gospels (Downers Grove, IL: IVP Academic, 2012), 207 pages, ISBN 9780830828234. Michael F. Bird, lecturer in Theology at Ridley College in Melbourne, Australia provides the reader a study of how each of the four evangelists present Jesus as the Messiah of early Israel’s expectation. […]

Just Politics, Moral Deficit, Killing and Following Jesus: Amos Yong reviews four Ron Sider books

Just Politics, Moral Deficit, Killing and Following Jesus: Amos Yong reviews four Ron Sider books

  Ronald J. Sider, Just Politics: A Guide for Christian Engagement (Grand Rapids: Brazos Press, 2012), xvii + 249 pages, ISBN 9781587433269. Ronald J. Sider, Fixing the Moral Deficit: A Balanced Way to Balance the Budget (Downers Grove: IVP Books, 2012), 171 pages, ISBN 9780830837953. Ronald J. Sider, ed., The Early Church and Killing: A […]

Luke Johnson: Prophetic Jesus, Prophetic Church

Luke Johnson: Prophetic Jesus, Prophetic Church

Luke Timothy Johnson, Prophetic Jesus, Prophetic Church: The Challenge of Luke-Acts to Contemporary Christians (Grand Rapids: Eerdmans, 2011), 198 pages, ISBN 9780802803900. Luke Timothy Johnson is a first-rate biblical exegete and a Roman Catholic. He takes the reader through Luke and Acts, seeing in both the fulfillment in Jesus of the prophetic in the messianic […]

James Sire: Praying the Psalms of Jesus

James Sire: Praying the Psalms of Jesus

James W. Sire, Praying the Psalms of Jesus (Downers Grove: IVP, 2007), 222 pages. James W. Sire (Ph.D., University of Missouri), formerly a senior editor at InterVarsity Press, is a frequent guest lecturer at colleges and universities in the United States and Europe. He has written many books and Bible studies, most of which are […]

Jerry Tousdale, Miraculous Movements: How Hundreds of Thousands of Muslims Are Falling in Love with Jesus

Jerry Tousdale, Miraculous Movements: How Hundreds of Thousands of Muslims Are Falling in Love with Jesus

Jerry Tousdale, Miraculous Movements: How Hundreds of Thousands of Muslims Are Falling in Love with Jesus (Nashville: Thomas Nelson, 2012), 208 pages, ISBN 9781418547288. Jerry Tousdale is the Director of International Ministries for CityTeam International. He has also served as a church planter in the Muslim world. This volume is sure to be a source […]

Following Jesus’ Example: Empowering Leaders in Global Missions, by Victor H. Cuartas

Following Jesus’ Example: Empowering Leaders in Global Missions, by Victor H. Cuartas

How Shall We Lead the Church? In this Pneuma Review conversation, church planter Victor Cuartas asks, what do Spirit-empowered leaders look like?   There is an urgent need for equipping leaders in global missions. Leadership is about service and influence. We found in Jesus the best example to follow in global missions. This article will […]

The Prayer of Jesus: Our call to unity, by John P. Lathrop

The Prayer of Jesus: Our call to unity, by John P. Lathrop

This chapter is from John P. Lathrop’s book Answer the Prayer of Jesus: A Call for Biblical Unity. The Prayer of Jesus In John 17 we find the longest recorded prayer of Jesus; the apostle John, under the guidance of the Holy Spirit, included it in his gospel. In fact, it is preserved for us […]

How to Argue Like Jesus, reviewed by Steve D. Eutsler

How to Argue Like Jesus, reviewed by Steve D. Eutsler

Joe Carter and John Coleman, How to Argue Like Jesus: Learning Persuasion from History’s Greatest Communicator (Wheaton, Ill.: Crossway, 2009), 174 pages, ISBN 9781433502712. Ever since Augustine said, “For since by means of the art of rhetoric both truth and falsehood are urged, who would dare to say that truth should stand in the person […]

Toby Jones, The Way of Jesus

Toby Jones, The Way of Jesus

Toby Jones, The Way of Jesus: Re-forming Spiritual Communities in a Post-Church Age (Eugene: Resource Publications, 2010), 133 pages, ISBN 9781608991525. Toby Jones is a former Moderator of the Presbytery of Mackinac, who parted ways with the Presbyterian denomination in order to found Living Vision, a community attempting to offer an “authentic path to those […]

Jesus, the Final Days

Jesus, the Final Days

Craig A. Evans and N. T. Wright, Jesus, the Final Days: What Really Happened (Louisville: Westminster John Knox, 2009), 128 pages, ISBN 9780664233594. This slim book collects two papers by Craig Evans and one by N. T. Wright, edited by Troy A. Miller. The papers were delivered at Crichton College in Memphis in 2003 (Wright) […]

Gary Burge: Jesus and the Land

Gary Burge: Jesus and the Land

  Gary M. Burge, Jesus and the Land: The New Testament Challenge to “Holy Land Theology” (Grand Rapids: Baker Academic: 2010), 176 pages, ISBN 9780801038983. Affirming the normal human practice of attaching oneself to land—of having a place to call home—Burge recognizes the practical and political challenges this desire poses for both Palestinians and Israelis. […]

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