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Neil Plantinga: Reading for Preaching

Neil Plantinga: Reading for Preaching

Cornelius Plantinga Jr., Reading for Preaching: The Preacher in Conversation with Storytellers, Biographers, Poets, and Journalists (Eerdmans Publishing Company, 2013), 133 pages. “There is no end to the writing of books” says the Preacher of Ecclesiastes; the same can be said about the writing of books about preaching. Every year countless books are published on […]

Craig Keener on Reading Scripture in Light of Pentecost

Craig Keener on Reading Scripture in Light of Pentecost

Craig S. Keener speaks about his new book, Spirit Hermeneutics: Reading Scripture in Light of Pentecost, with Eerdman’s Publishing. How do we hear the Spirit’s voice in Scripture? How do we move from exegesis to Spirit-guided application in our lives and communities? In Spirit Hermeneutics biblical scholar Craig Keener addresses these questions, carefully articulating a […]

Jonathan Pennington: Reading the Gospels Wisely

Jonathan Pennington: Reading the Gospels Wisely

Jonathan T. Pennington, Reading the Gospels Wisely: A Narrative and Theological Introduction (Grand Rapids: Baker, 2012), 268 pages. Employing a narrative-theological approach to understand the Gospels, Pennington uses lively prose but maintains a rigorous scholarship governed by a great respect for Scripture. Pennington writes in the same historical and theological hues of Martin Hengel and […]

J. Ross Wagner: Reading the Sealed Book

J. Ross Wagner: Reading the Sealed Book

  J. Ross Wagner, Reading the Sealed Book: Old Greek Isaiah and the Problem of Septuagint Hermeneutics (Baylor University Press/Mohr-Siebeck, 2014), 308 pages, ISBN 9781602589803. Reading the Sealed Book aims to bring together the academic fields of Translation Studies and Biblical Studies to help us better understand the choices made by the translator(s) of Isaiah […]

Reading the Bible Wisely

Reading the Bible Wisely

Richard S. Briggs, Reading the Bible Wisely: An Introduction to Taking Scripture Seriously, revised edition (Eugene, OR: Cascade Books, 2011), 153 pages, ISBN 9781610972888. Richard Briggs offers a brief and accessible introduction to the Christian hermeneutical task of reading the Bible theologically. His experience as a teacher is evident throughout the work (he serves as […]

Winter 2009: Suggested Reading

Winter 2009: Suggested Reading

    Suggestions for Further Reading Ed Stetzer, “Writing on the Wall: The Future of the Church and Its Mission” Enrichment (Spring 2008), pages 36-41. http://enrichmentjournal.ag.org/200802/200802_036_Writing.cfm   Scot McKnight, “The Ironic Faith of Emergents: McLaren shows us not only where ‘post-evangelicals’ are going, but also how they get there.” Christianity Today (September 2008). http://www.christianitytoday.com/ct/2008/september/39.62.html   […]

Fall 2008: Suggested Reading

Fall 2008: Suggested Reading

    Suggestions and Comments from Readers   Reader T.S. writes: I thought this critique of postmodern thinking on today’s college campuses was insightful: “The postmodern idolatry is that all spiritual ways of life lead to the same place. Any local truth is a valid truth. In the postmodern mind, they’re all paths to being […]

The New Faces of Christianity: Reading the Bible in the Global South

The New Faces of Christianity: Reading the Bible in the Global South

Philip Jenkins, The New Faces of Christianity: Reading the Bible in the Global South (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2006). x + 252 pages, ISBN 0195300653. Philip Jenkins, God’s Continent: Christianity, Islam, and Europe’s Religious Crisis (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2007). ix + 340 pages, ISBN 0195313956. The two books under review are part of what […]

Summer 2008: Suggested Reading

Summer 2008: Suggested Reading

    Suggestions for Further Reading   Tim Keel, “An Efficient Gospel?: The modern world was inclined toward reduction, efficiency, and things you can count” Leadership Journal (Winter 2008). http://www.christianitytoday.com/le/2008/001/3.19.html   Earl G. Creps, “Moving Target: Reframing Discipleship for Postmoderns” Enrichment (Winter 2008), pages 68-73.    http://enrichmentjournal.ag.org/200801/200801_068_MovTarget.cfm   TS says, “Christianity Today has a number of […]

Spring 2008: Suggested Reading

Spring 2008: Suggested Reading

      Suggestions for Further Reading Readers have suggested the following as places to find good articles online for further reading on this important subject.   Brian McLaren, “Good Marginal Thinking: The heroes of church history began as reflective Christians who doubted what everyone else took for granted” Leadership Journal (Fall 2007). http://www.christianitytoday.com/le/2007/004/14.110.html   […]

Winter 2008: Suggested Reading

Winter 2008: Suggested Reading

      Suggestions for Further Reading Readers have suggested the following as places to find good articles online for further reading on this important subject.   Robert C. Kurka, “Before ‘Foundationalism’: A More Biblical Alternative to the Grenz/Franke Proposal for Doing Theology” JETS 50:1 (March 2007).   Albert Mohler, “Christian Apologetics for a Postmodern […]

Fall 2007: Suggested Reading

Fall 2007: Suggested Reading

  Suggestions for Further Reading   ♦ Rick Wade, “Confident Belief: What Does it Mean to Know Truth?” PneumaReview.com/confident-belief-what-does-it-mean-to-know-truth/   Please add your comments, questions, and suggestions below.  

Summer 2007: Suggested Reading

Summer 2007: Suggested Reading

  Suggestions for Further Reading Readers have suggested the following as places to find good articles online for further reading on this important subject.   Crystal Downing, “Yolking With Postmodernism: Where is postmodern culture headed? Two recent films, Chicken Run and The X-Men, suggest a neo-Romantic turn” Books & Culture (October 9, 2000). http://www.booksandculture.com/articles/webexclusives/2000/october/oct09.html Scot […]

Spring 2007: Suggested Reading

Spring 2007: Suggested Reading

  Suggestions for Further Reading Although there are numerous scholarly papers that have been written on the subject of the church and postmodernism, here are some that readers have suggested.   ♦ Stanley J. Grenz, “Beyond Foundationalism: Is a Nonfoundationalist Evangelical Theology Possible?” http://www.luthersem.edu/ctrf/Papers/1998_grenz.pdf [as of Oct 14, 2014]   ♦ D. Lyle Dabney, “The […]

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