This seventh edition of Pre-Order Preview features a host of resources dropping in the next three days. If you want to grab some great deals on solid academic, biblical and theological content, do it quick before these books ship on Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday this week (if you’re asking, “what is pre-order?”, go here):[Read more…]
Although students often enter into theological education for information, their journey should be marked by formation, with the end result being transformation. This call to transformation animates the pedagogical life of Robert K. Johnston, senior professor of theology and culture at Fuller Theological Seminary. Johnston has served theological education for the last forty-five years not only as a professor, but also as provost at both Fuller and North Park Seminary. He has written, edited or co-authored a number of books on film and theology, including Deep Focus (Baker, 2019), and is a past president of the American Theological Society. Johnston recently spoke with Didaktikos editor Douglas Estes about the role of the theological educator in student formation.[Read more…]
by Donald McIntyre
The doctrine of the resurrection has drastic implications for life here and now. If Christ was resurrected on the third day, then there are necessary truths which follow which should seriously impact one’s worldview. This article discusses how the resurrection is evidence of life after death which in turn should affect one’s view of philosophy.[Read more…]
This sixth edition of Pre-Order Preview features a host of resources dropping in the next two days. If you want to grab some great deals on solid academic, biblical and theological content, do it quick before these books ship Thursday and Friday this week.[Read more…]
by Ben Witherington | Amos Professor of New Testament for Doctoral Studies at Asbury Theological Seminary
Of the making of new or renewed translations of the Bible there is no end. And I am often asked what translation should I use? But the answer to that question depends on the use that will be made of the Bible. For the serious student of the Bible who wants and loves detailed notes and cross references, maps etc. I usually recommend the NET Bible, not to be confused with the NEB. For those looking simply for a readable Bible without all the clutter around the edges of the page, I will normally recommend the long time bestseller the NIV.[Read more…]
Dependent adverbial clauses are a common feature of Koine Greek, generally categorized based on the kind of content conveyed (e.g., conditional, comparative, spatial, temporal, reason/result, etc.) While many spatial and temporal adverbial clauses are evenly distributed before and after the main clause on which they depend, the same cannot be said of conditional clauses introduced by ἐὰν and εἰ. Only rarely are they found following the main clause.
So why are they not more evenly distributed?[Read more…]
Timothy Gatewood | Midwestern Baptist Theological Seminary
In a time when teaching success is defined by pragmatic, content-based assessment, I would like to offer a different path forward: teaching as ontological formation. Rather than viewing adjunct teaching as a means of content delivery, adjuncts should focus on the task of individual student formation. While this will require a shift in mindset for many of us, it does not need to be an either/or decision. Adjuncts have the responsibility to meet the common needs of all students and to develop them as theologians, historians, biblical scholars, and competent thinkers through the transmission of content, but, more importantly, adjuncts have the opportunity to develop students as people—as individuals living coram Deo. To that end, make teaching less about information and more about formation.[Read more…]
This fifth edition of Pre-Order Preview features four major publisher collections (including Crossway, Eerdmans, IVP, and Zondervan), a Greek Reader, and the Enchiridion Patristicum. Get in on these deals now before they ship on April 5th![Read more…]
by Dr. Paul Overland | Ashland Theological Seminary
There is a huge problem in the way that biblical Hebrew is currently taught: it doesn’t stick.
Polytetrafluoroethylene, or PTFE, is better known by its household name “Teflon.” It’s the coating on cookware that prevents food from sticking to the pan, and it’s the perfect term to describe the phenomenon that occurs in learning biblical Hebrew using traditional methods.
Here’s the question: Can biblical Hebrew ever recover its “stickiness”?[Read more…]
Exploring the Relationship between Education and Spiritual Formation
Jeff Dryden | Covenant College
Last semester I assigned the classic C. S. Lewis text The Abolition of Man to my New Testament Ethics class. Although it had been at least a decade since I had last read the book, I felt confident I remembered the book in the main from the multiple readings I had given it in previous decades, going back to my college days when I first read it. As it turns out, old professor Lewis still had a few tricks left up his sleeve. I had understood one of the main themes of the book, but had somehow missed something essential. I confess this because I don’t think my experience is unique. (See Michael Ward’s new book, After Humanity, for a contemporary example.) I think it likely that my failure to understand Lewis was something endemic to how we have understood the goals and means of theological truth, theological education, and spiritual formation.[Read more…]