Kruger, Michael J.  Canon Revisited: Establishing the Origins and Authority of the New Testament Canon.  Wheaton: Crossway, 2012. Reviewed by Nate Wood. In my first systematic theology class at The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, I was immediately confronted with the challenges to the doctrine of Scripture. I realized the centrality of the doctrine for the…

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The revised and updated edition of John Piper’s Future Grace: The Purifying Power of the Promises of God is now available, and for a good price too! Westminster Bookstore: $10.00 – 37% Off Buy 5 or more and automatically receive an additional 10% off! Publisher’s Description: In Future Grace, author John Piper helps readers discover the…

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By Fred Zaspel– In my previous post I highlighted Jesus’ scandalous habit of eating with sinners. He was known to sit at the table with tax collectors such as Levi and Zacchaeus, and at least once we see him at the table with a prostitute who comes to worship him. Scandalous as all this was,…

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David B. Garner, ed. Did God Really Say? Affirming the Truthfulness and Trustworthiness of Scripture. Phillipsburg, NJ: 2012. The doctrine of inerrancy continues to be attacked in our own day. In this new book, seven scholars from Westminster Theological Seminary, Covenant Theological Seminary, and Reformed Theological Seminary respond to many of the objections to the…

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By Michael A. G. Haykin– As any student of the Reformation knows, this powerful gale of spiritual life that blew across western Europe had a major impact on the political realm. In the Scandinavian kingdom of Sweden and its dependency, Finland, for instance, the Reformation occurred against a background of considerable political and social upheaval.…

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Evans, Tony. Kingdom Man: Every Man’s Destiny, Every Woman’s Dream. Focus on the Family, 2012. Reviewed by Micah McCormick– Tony Evans, influential and long-time pastor of the 8,000 member Oak Cliff Bible Fellowship Church in Dallas, TX, writes Kingdom Man in order to raise the standard of manhood and define manhood as God intended it to…

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By Ardel Caneday– [Editor’s Note: The previous parts in this series include: Part 1, Part 2, Part 3, Part 4, Part 5, Part 6, and Part 7] The last contribution to this series (Part 7) is incomplete apart from this entry because that installment considers Old Testament allusions within only the outer episode of Mark’s…

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By Fred Zaspel– The “dinner” scenes found in the Gospels, especially those in which Jesus eats with “sinners,” provide a warm, fascinating, and important portrait of our Lord in his earthly life and mission.  Survey Two passages stand out perhaps more prominently. First Mark 2:13-17 = Luke 5:27-32 record for us Jesus’ calling of Levi…

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