Each week we will be highlighting important resources. Check back each Friday to see what we have dug up for you. From this week’s cache: 1. The Speech that Launched the Crusades: By Dan Doriani – Doriani notes: “The challenge is clear. We need to ask ourselves, ‘What cultural values do we baptize? Which of…

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The following is a prayer of thankfulness from The Valley of Vision. Happy Thanksgiving! O My God, Thou fairest, greatest, first of all objects, my heart admires, adores, loves thee, for my little vessel is as full as it can be, and I would pour out all that fullness before thee in ceaseless flow. When…

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P. W. Smuts. Mark by the Book: A New Multidirectional Method for Understanding the Synoptic Gospels. Phillipsburg, NJ: P&R, 2013. In this new book Smuts advocates a “multidirectional” hermeneutic: downward to the immediate context, sideways into parallel traditions, backward into the OT background, and forward into NT passages. Smuts works his way through Mark’s gospel…

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In the new issue of Credo Magazine, “What the Big Story? Why Biblical Theology Should Matter to Every Bible-Reading Christian,” editor Joshua Greever had the pleasure of interviewing James Hamilton about his new book, What is Biblical Theology? The interview is titled: “Exploring Biblical Theology: James Hamilton walks us through the basics of the Bible’s…

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Each week we will be highlighting important resources. Check back each Friday to see what we have dug up for you. From this week’s cache: 1. Is It Actually Hard to Be a Pastor?: By Mike Niebauer – Niebauer notes: “The apostle Paul explains to Timothy that those who aspire to become overseers desire a…

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The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary recently did a Q&A panel discussion with some of their professors on their new books. In fact, each one of the panelists has contributed to Credo Magazine in the past or is contributing in the future! Here they are: Tom Schreiner, The King in His Beauty: A Biblical Theology of…

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One great effect of the sixteenth-century Reformation was the way it elevated married life. While celibacy had previously been seen by the church as the epitome of penitence and devotion to the Lord, Martin Luther’s marriage to Katherine von Bora was a clear sign of a major shift in the church’s understanding of the institution.…

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I’m taking this opportunity to make an embarrassing confession to the world: I used to be a professional wrestling addict.  While I haven’t watched any significant pro wrestling in probably 20 years, during junior high and early high school I watched it nearly every night of the week.  From Monday Night “Raw” all the way…

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