WHAT IS BIBLICAL THEOLOGY? – James M. Hamilton Jr. (2014)

Biblical Theology is “interpretive perspective reflected in the way the biblical authors have presented their understanding of earlier Scripture, redemptive history, and the events they are describing, recounting, celebrating, or addressing in narratives, poems, proverbs, letters, and apocalypses.”  So says, James Hamilton in his latest work, What is Biblical Theology? Hamilton is no stranger toContinue reading “WHAT IS BIBLICAL THEOLOGY? – James M. Hamilton Jr. (2014)”

A DIVINE AND SUPERNATURAL LIGHT – Jonathan Edwards (1734)

Jonathan Edwards would have been rightly horrified at the anti-intellectualism of the 21st century church; a rugged anti-intellectualism that has the church by the throat.  When he preached the sermon, “A Divine and Supernatural Light” in 1734 he could have never predicted the opposition to the Christian mind in our days. Edwards presents his doctrineContinue reading “A DIVINE AND SUPERNATURAL LIGHT – Jonathan Edwards (1734)”

FIVE POINTS – John Piper (2013)

I remember fighting the doctrines of grace during my university days.  Perhaps it was the moniker, “Calvinism” that put me on edge.  I remember believing in perseverance of the saints (inconsistently I might add), but rejecting the other points of Calvinism.  While I affirmed the doctrine of sin, like all Arminians – I refused toContinue reading “FIVE POINTS – John Piper (2013)”

THE KING IN HIS BEAUTY: A Biblical Theology of the Old and New Testaments – Thomas R. Schreiner (2013)

The King In His Beauty by Tom Schreiner is a book about biblical theology.  But my suspicion is the author would agree enthusiastically with my assertion that the book is a worship manual.  Schreiner’s work weighs in at 646 pages.  Each page is filled with heart-warming theology and mind-stretching propositions.  But when the work is considered asContinue reading “THE KING IN HIS BEAUTY: A Biblical Theology of the Old and New Testaments – Thomas R. Schreiner (2013)”

SIMPLY CHRISTIAN: Why Christianity Makes Sense – N.T. Wright (2010)

N.T. Wright has generated some controversy over the last several years.  That’s putting it mildly.  His views concerning the so-called new perspective on Paul have drawn the attention and criticism of well-known authors like John Piper.  But his book Simply Christian: Why Christianity Makes Sense jettisons that whole debate.  I found the book to be thought-provoking andContinue reading “SIMPLY CHRISTIAN: Why Christianity Makes Sense – N.T. Wright (2010)”

KINGDOM THROUGH COVENANT – Peter Gentry and Stephen Wellum (2012)

One of the thorniest theological dilemmas in my mind concerns two systems of thought, namely, Dispensationalism and Covenant Theology.  God found me and saved me by his grace in a Conservative Baptist Church that was heavily influenced by Classical Dispensationalism.  With the arrival of the third pastor, I learned the distinction between the church andContinue reading “KINGDOM THROUGH COVENANT – Peter Gentry and Stephen Wellum (2012)”

GOD’S GLORY IN SALVATION THROUGH JUDGMENT – James Hamilton (2010)

God’s Glory in Salvation Through Judgment by James Hamilton is a theological tour de force.  The author rightly maintains that many evangelicals have lost the “theological center.”  And where there is no center, everything collapses. Hamilton seeks to remedy this loss of a theological center by making a bold claim, namely – that there isContinue reading “GOD’S GLORY IN SALVATION THROUGH JUDGMENT – James Hamilton (2010)”