Book Review: Covenant and God’s Purpose for the World

May 3, 2018Reviews

In recent years, increased attention has been given to the role of covenants in the biblical storyline. Kingdom Through Covenant: A Biblical-Theological Understanding of the Covenants by Peter Gentry and Stephen Wellum (Crossway, 2012) sought to chart a course between dispensational and covenant theologies under the label “Progressive Covenantalism.” This framework seeks to underline God’s … Read More

Book Review: How to Understand and Apply the Old Testament

April 26, 2018Reviews

While there are many introductory books on the Old Testament (OT), there are few which walk both beginning and advanced students together through each step of the exegetical process leading into theology and application. Jason DeRouchie does just that in How to Understand and Apply the Old Testament: Twelve Steps from Exegesis to Theology. The book … Read More

The holiness without which no one will see the Lord

January 10, 2018Reviews

Sanctification can be a confusing concept to many believers.  With the variety of teachings on holiness ranging from Keswick understandings of a “let go and let God” approach, to strains within evangelicalism leading to passivity or legalism, Sinclair Ferguson’s book, Devoted to God: Blueprints for Sanctification (Banner of Truth, 2016) is more than welcomed.  Though … Read More

The best commentary on Galatians today

January 9, 2018Reviews

  The church in 2011 is blessed with many excellent New Testament commentaries on the market. Until recently, the letter to the Galatians may not have been numbered among them. A rigorous, faithful, and accessible commentary on the letter has been surprisingly hard to come by, but Schreiner’s recent commentary on Galatians in the ECNT series is … Read More

Can young minds learn about the Reformation?

June 12, 2017Reviews

Martin Luther is a hero of mine. Having read Here I Stand and The Bondage of the Will, and being familiar with Lutheran theology, I accepted this review with a twinge of skepticism. I have seen more than one Sunday school syllabus gone horribly wrong; from teaching “sharing” as the moral of Jesus feeding the … Read More

Neglected Goldmines: The Collected Essays of Alan Stibbs

March 27, 2017Reviews, Timothy Raymond

Over the years the Lord has allowed me to discover several incredible books that I do not believe have received the attention they deserve.  These are books that are potentially mind-blowing, life-transforming, and ministry-shaping, but for whatever reason have been figuratively (or literally) collecting dust in the shadows for years.  To help remedy this, I … Read More