Dr. Mark Strauss is a prolific NT scholar who happens to use Bible software often. We recently wrote about his new book, The Biblical Greek Companion for Bible Software Users, our Book of the Week. It is designed to help those with rusty or non-existent Greek to get the most out of the language tools in their Bible software. We wanted to ask him more about warnings he might give us, tips for using Bible software, and future works we can expect…
We recently featured The Message of the Twelve by Gary Yates and Al Fuhr, Jr. as our Book of the Week. Gary was kind enough to answer some interview questions, some of them clarifying questions I raised in my feature of their book, such as what they mean by “inspired editors” and what a canonical reading of the Twelve might look like….
This week we featured Charles Lee Irons’ work, A Syntax Guide for Readers of the Greek New Testament, as our Book of the Week. And it is truly a resource to keep right next to your Greek New Testament. It could shave many precious minutes off your sermon preparation and keep you from flipping through your intermediate syntax categories every few minutes….
New Testament introduction is an area that every seminary student must wade through because it is foundational to how we understand our Scriptures. Textbooks must therefore address the most critical issues, but Evangelical textbooks have an additional task of promoting the spiritual growth of students. The Cradle, the Cross, and the Crown (2nd ed.) is a textbook that strikes an elegant balance, about which you can read more here. Andreas Köstenberger, co-author along with Scott Kellum and Chuck Quarles, was kind enough to…
Interview with Joseph Hellerman, author of Philippians (Exegetical Guide to the Greek New Testament)
Earlier, we reviewed Joseph Hellerman’s Philippians volume in the Exegetical Guide to the Greek New Testament series from B&H Academic. Dr. Hellerman is Professor of New Testament Language and Literature at Talbot School of Theology. We tracked him down to interview him about his book because, as a site devoted to exegesis, we wanted to know from someone….
Earlier, I reviewed Greg Magee’s published dissertation, Portrait of an Apostle: A Case for Paul’s Authorship of Colossians and Ephesians (Wipf & Stock, 2013), 204 pages. You can catch up on the review here. I found this book very creative and well executed, so I decided to ask Greg to write a reply to my review, hoping that he could sharpen my thinking a bit on a topic he spent years studying. He graciously replied, and we hope the discussion between us is fruitful and stimulating….
C. S. Lewis, in Mere Christianity, writes that “you find out more about God from the Moral Law than from the universe in general just as you find out more about a man by listening to his conversation than by looking at a house he has built.” Thinking carefully about the connection between God and morality has apologetic value, as Lewis notes. Indeed, Lewis and a great number of other Christian apologists have thought the connection such that an argument from morality to the existence of God is possible. Beyond that, such an inquiry involves thinking about both the nature of God (e.g., His omnibenevolence and aseity) and the nature of mankind (e.g., our origin and moral knowledge)….