Category Archives: New Releases

Does Mark 16:9-20 Belong in the New Testament?

Achieving a consensus among scholars is always difficult. I would say there is close to a consensus among New Testament textual critics when it comes to the long ending of the Gospel of Mark. They would almost unanimously concur that … Continue reading

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What a Difference the Gospel of John Makes

I’m currently reading The Fourfold Gospel by Francis Watson. What an amazing book. Here’s a small excerpt which I hope will whet your appetite. “In John, the “cleansing of the temple” takes place at the beginning of Jesus’ ministry and … Continue reading

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New from IVP Academic – “The Acts of the Apostles”

When Craig Keener speaks I listen. When he recommends a book on Acts you can consider it sold. IVP Academic has released The Acts of the Apostles by Osvaldo Padilla. Here’s what Keener has to say about it: “It is rare to … Continue reading

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New from IVP Academic – “Kierkegaard” by Mark A. Tietjen

A few years ago I interviewed one of my coworkers at the time who had completed his thesis on Kierkegaard. (Three parts: Part 1, Part 2, Part 3). Since then I’ve had a much greater appreciation for Kierkegaard. So I … Continue reading

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How Does God “Give” Conversion?

There are two passages in Acts which use a peculiar phrase that has perplexed scholars: “give conversion.” What could this mean? Joel Green examines this phrase in his new book Conversion in Luke-Acts (Baker Academic). Here are the two passages: … Continue reading

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Is Conversion a Process or an Event?

The question of today’s post has occupied me for a long time. I’ve been enjoying Joel Green’s new book Conversion in Luke-Acts (Baker Academic). After reading this part from his book I realized that I have probably been bifurcating an issue … Continue reading

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New Release – “People To Be Loved: Why Homosexuality is Not Just an Issue” by Preston Sprinkle

I know what some of you are thinking, “Do we really need another book on homosexuality?” Well, in this case I think we do. There are two main reasons I think people should read this book. 1) You need to … Continue reading

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