Weekly Recap May 14, 2016

Check out our weekly summary of Jesus and the Feminists and everything else from the week. Make some good use of your Saturday morning!

FOR THE FAME OF GOD’S NAME: ESSAYS IN HONOR OF JOHN PIPER, edited by Sam Storms and Justin Taylor

In case you’ve missed it we wanted to point out this collection of essays in honor of John Piper. For the Fame of God’s Name. On a more personal level, the earlier and latter chapters of this book especially will…

Weekly Recap May 7, 2016

This week, let’s redeem science! Vern Poythress tries to redeem it by bringing it under the Lordship of Christ, and we’ve summarized his work for you. We provided a substantive argument from Hans Madueme that Adam’s headship of all humanity is…

I WILL LIFT MY EYES UNTO THE HILLS: LEARNING FROM THE GREAT PRAYERS OF THE OLD TESTAMENT, by Walter C. Kaiser, Jr.

Walter Kaiser needs no introduction to students of the Old Testament, and his concern not just for understanding Old Testament rightly but also for preaching it faithfully is long evident in his work. In this new book he turns his…

POSSESSED BY GOD: A NEW TESTAMENT THEOLOGY OF SANCTIFICATION AND HOLINESS, by David Peterson

It has been about twenty years since I first read this book (I have the original 1995 edition – the first in Carson’s New Studies in Biblical Theology series), and reading it again now has only reinforced my high estimation…

Adam Revisited: First Man or One of Many? Guest Blog by Hans Madueme

  Editor’s Note:  Today’s blog is in response to an inquiry from one of our readers. The question was, given the historicity of Adam, whether Scripture demands that we understand him as the biological father of all humanity. The reader…

Weekly Recap April 30, 2016

Check out everything from this week, from our summary on Sinclair Ferguson’s new book, to our interview Naselli and Crowley on their book about conscience, to the rest.

GOD’S WORD, OUR STORY: LEARNING FROM THE BOOK OF NEHEMIAH, edited by D.A. Carson and Kathleen B. Nielson

You just have to love the emphasis The Gospel Coalition continues to place on biblical exposition – informed, gospel-centered, connected-to-the-Bible-Story exposition, to be specific. TGC founders D.A. Carson and Tim Keller have shaped the organization to promote and to model…

VISUAL THEOLOGY: SEEING AND UNDERSTANDING THE TRUTH ABOUT GOD, by Tim Challies and Josh Byers

If you can read it, you can usually understand it. And if you can visualize it also, you can probably understand it better … and remember it better also. That seems to be the thinking behind this attractive new book…

Weekly Recap April 23, 2016

Missed anything this week? No problem! It’s all right here. Catch up on an easy Saturday.

THE HEART OF THE GOSPEL: GOD’S SON GIVEN FOR YOU, by Sinclair B. Ferguson

You find true gospel preaching only when you find a preacher who understands that to preach the gospel he must preach Christ. To preach Christ is to preach doctrine, of course, but there is something warmly distinct about preaching that…

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Weekly Recap April 16, 2016

This week we posted a bonus summary, giving you two total, both explicating on the work of the cross. We interviewed Vern Poythress on hermeneutics and reviewed a new work on lament and progressive covenantalism.

Weekly Recap April 9, 2016

Our summary this week comes in the midst of much cultural confusion about the roles of male and female. Check out this biblical-theological survey is what God intended for male and female. There’s also a new study Bible you’ll want…

A PURITAN THEOLOGY: DOCTRINE FOR LIFE

The Puritans were nothing if not prolific authors, and keeping up with the hundreds of their works republished over the past generation is a daunting task to say the least. Some have made the specialized attempt, and various “Introductions” and…

PIERCED FOR OUR TRANSGRESSIONS: REDISCOVERING THE GLORY OF PENAL SUBSTITUTION, by Steve Jeffery, Michael Ovey, and Andrew Sach – Excerpt 2

We want to draw your attention again to this wonderful book on the substitutionary nature of the death of Christ. In chapter 2 the authors examined a number of passages that present the death of Christ as that of a…

Weekly Recap April 1, 2016

What a great week to brush up on your understanding of the Trinity with our summary of Bruce Ware’s work. We finished up our interview on the unchanging witness of the church on homosexuality, reviewed a new NSBT volume, and…

THE INERRANT WORD: BIBLICAL, HISTORICAL, THEOLOGICAL, AND PASTORAL PERSPECTIVES, edited by John MacArthur

John MacArthur continues to be a leading voice in the defense and exposition of biblical inerrancy. Throughout his ministry in preaching and writing he has kept this doctrine in the headlines, and just last year (2015) we welcomed his Scripture…