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Jun
25

Reflecting On Peterson (Part One)

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Sometime in the late eighties, when I was slogging my way through my first senior pastorate, I was introduced to Eugene Peterson. I don’t remember how I got on to his books, but I read Working the Angles, and I was hooked. His opening words stopped me in my tracks—“American pastors are abandoning their posts,…
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Jun
13

Book Review: From a Darkness to the Light by ScVerlin Barton

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From a Darkness to the Light by ScVerlin Barton WestBowPress (October 28, 2013)       It is always a joy to receive a copy of a new book authored by one of my former students. ScVerlin (“Lin”) Barton sat in just about every Bible class I taught during his Master’s Degree program here at…
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Jun
02

Book Review – The Inspiration and Interpretation of Scripture: What the Early Church Can Teach Us

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  Review by Timothy G. Harmon The Inspiration and Interpretation of Scripture: What the Early Church Can Teach Us. By Michael Graves Grand Rapids: Eerdmans, 2014, viii + 201 pp. $24.00, paper.     In this work, Michael Graves (PhD, Hebrew Union College), Armerding Associate Professor of Biblical Studies at Wheaton College, explores patristic literature…
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Mar
18

Biblical Hermeneutics and Biblical Interpretation

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Stanley Porter and Matthew Malcolm, eds., The Future of Biblical Interpretation: Responsible Plurality in Biblical Hermeneutics (Downers Grove: IVP Academic, 2013), 31–32.   Stanley Porter says there are many volumes that equate “biblical hermeneutics” with “biblical interpretation.” They no doubt are related, but are they to be equated?     I think not. Hermeneutics is…
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Mar
10

How to Stay Christian in Seminary: A Book Review

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By: Tyler Velin How to Stay Christian in Seminary David Mathis and Jonathan Parnell If you want seminarians to read your book, chum the water with names like Warfield, Frame, Carson, Flavel, Calvin, and Vanhoozer. How to Stay Christian in Seminary by David Mathis and Jonathan Parnell draw you in with the footnotes seminarians love,…
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