In the a priori series we put three questions to scholars undertaking important research in biblical studies, theology, ethics, and more. We seek out the authors whose work may be poised for future renown in this early stage in their career, whose mission is the church, whose vocation is research. This week we hear from Xiaoli Yang and her work on Intercultural Theology, meshing the poetry of Haizi and the Gospel of Luke.[Read more…]
a priori is a new series on the theLAB in which we put three simple questions to scholars undertaking important research in biblical studies, theology, ethics, and more around the world. We seek out the authors whose work you might otherwise never hear about, who may be poised for future renown in this early stage in their career, whose mission is the church, whose vocation is research. This week we hear from Dean Furlong and his work on John Mark.[Read more…]
Free books are always a good thing. Especially if you’re a lover of books like most scholars and pastors. But some free books are better than others. November’s free book of the month from Logos is R. T. France’s acclaimed commentary on the Gospel of Mark in the outstanding NIGTC series. Why is this such a good book choice? Because France is a premier example of a pastor/theologian and his commentary demonstrates how to couple intimate knowledge of the Greek text with spiritual profundity.[Read more…]
Matt Perman deserves credit for helping a lot of people do more stuff. But that’s not the point of his book. Matt actually wants to equip you to do stuff that matters. We interviewed Matt recently on his exceptional time management book, What’s Best Next: How the Gospel Transforms the Way You Get Things Done. [Read more…]
by David Evans
The Gospel of Mark is understood by some as having a low Christology. This is understandable, to some extent, in light of the very human aspects of Jesus in the Gospel: he displays a range of emotions (Mark 1:41; 8:12; 3:5; 6:6); he doesn’t know everything God the Father knows (Mark 13:32; Edwards 2002, 13); he is occasionally unable to perform miracles (6:5); and his question to the rich man—“Why do you call me good? No one is good except God alone” (Mk. 10:18)—could be interpreted as a direct denial of divinity. [Read more…]
Through one of the numerous blogs I track on google reader I picked up on a pretty amazing post by Timmy Brister about sharing his story on the graveyard shift. It is pretty amazing. I’ve worked in a warehouse before and I could see and hear everything he described. Timmy is a student at Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, a husband, a father, and works 3rd shift for UPS. Now, go check out the story.