I came across this humorous video imitating Abbott and Costello’s “Who’s On First” bit. Perhaps many Hebrew students thought about doing this skit in their head, but kudos to these guys for actually producing it. It’s definitely one to bookmark and show to your Hebrew students!
Not many books in the field of ethics and economics have had as much enduring success as The Road to Serfdom. Because of its status as a classic and its relevance for Christian faith and public ethics, I wrote a summary of the work for Books At a Glance. Below is an excerpt of my introduction….
I have worked through enough of this volume to offer a positive recommendation. Porter has complained that most commentaries are composed of comments on other commentaries. This is an observation that I echo as well. He has succeeded, in my opinion, in avoiding that pitfall. As would be expected, Porter is very familiar with the literature….
According to Amazon, I bought this book December 25, 2009 (I love that feature..). It sat on my shelf for around a year. But then I began wrestling through issues of historicity and inerrancy, especially whether the similarity of the OT to ANE literature meant the OT had borrowed lots of its history so that it amounted to appropriated “myth.” I remembered that I had this book on my shelf so I grabbed it and began to read. Beale deals with…
If you are a student of the New Testament, then you should be familiar with the history of interpretation (the helpfulness of which could comprise a post in and of itself). Although we have featured Baird’s volume on the history of research,…
When I first started learning New Testament Greek during my early grad-school days, my second-hand copy of Bill Mounce’s classic grammar textbook was a constant companion. I deeply resonated with his morphological approach to learning Greek grammar in those early years, in large part because I recognized the wisdom of learning principles and patterns of word formation instead of memorizing paradigm after paradigm after paradigm. (For non-language nerds, “morphology” refers to how words are formed, often in relation to the way they are used in a particular sentence.)….
Alvin Plantinga is well-known as one of the most important Christian philosophers of our day. Many attribute to his influence the fact that many philosophers now find it intellectually defensible to believe in God (see, e.g., Mascord’s work). Even more important than that, though, is his defense of Christian belief….
Who was Jesus of Nazareth, and what can we know about him? Do the Gospels preserve any genuine traditions about Jesus? Was he a historical figure at all? Many people ask these questions, and many scholars try to answer them. The historical figure of Jesus is an elusive one for most scholars, who find him to be quite different from the “Christ of faith,” a distinction prominent since Martin Kähler’s The So-Called Historical Jesus and the Historic, Biblical Christ (1892)….
Almost all Christians familiar with the world of apologetics are familiar with the “moral argument,” which claims that in order for the moral law to be absolute and thereby create moral obligations, the moral law must be metaphysically grounded in an absolute source–namely, God.
It is rare that we hear serious dialogue among philosophers and ethicists who ascribe to competing views on this issue. Keith Loftin has ably served as a fair referee as four of these positions are stated, critiqued, and defended….
Paul’s Divine Christology is a slightly revised version of Chris Tilling’s Ph.D. dissertation completed in 2009 under Max Turner at the London School of Theology, with Steve Walton and Larry Hurtado as external examiners. It was originally published in 2012 by Mohr Siebeck in the prestigious NT monograph series WUNT II. Tilling’s thesis joins the ranks of Gordon Fee’s Pauline Christology, Larry Hurtado’s Lord Jesus Christ, and Richard Bauckham’s God Crucified as one of the most significant volumes in modern scholarship arguing for (Pauline) divine Christology. That is one reason why this monograph deserves a wide readership and why it is such a good thing that Eerdmans recently released a much more affordable reprint….