libraryI recently discovered that Southern Seminary makes available free PDFs of many of the PhD dissertations (and some ThM theses) that students have successfully defended there.

These students have spent years working on these treatises, and some of the theses are outstanding (e.g., David Schrock’s on definite atonement).

I wish more schools did this. I just added over 70 of these PDFs to my Zotero library.

CNTTSI just happily added The Center for New Testament Textual Studies NT Critical Apparatus to my Logos library.

From the resource’s introduction: Continue Reading…

Flesh and Spirit

Andy Naselli —  October 7, 2014 — 4 Comments

ttThe latest issue of Tabletalk is on biblical dichotomies. I contributed an article on the dichotomy of flesh and Spirit/spirit, and I distinguish ten different contrasts:

“Flesh and Spirit.” Tabletalk 38, no. 10 (October 2014): 22–24.

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Related: Let Go and Let God? A Survey and Analysis of Keswick Theology

The Real Problem with Gambling

Andy Naselli —  September 23, 2014 — 3 Comments

gamblingThat’s the title of a short appendix in this book:

Vern S. Poythress. Chance and the Sovereignty of God: A God-Centered Approach to Probability and Random Events. Wheaton: Crossway, 2014.

Here’s what Poythress calls “The Real Problem with Gambling” (pp. 279–81):

The preceding appendix has analyzed a number of gambling systems by which gamblers hope to “beat the odds” and make a killing. We could consider still more systems. In each case, careful calculations of the probabilities show that the gambler will not win in the long run. In fact, in casino games the probabilities are always stacked against the customer, so that in the long run the casino consistently takes in money from every form of gambling that it offers on its premises. Continue Reading…

danielHere’s how the latest volume in Don Carson’s NSBT series concludes:

James M. Hamilton Jr. With the Clouds of Heaven: The Book of Daniel in Biblical Theology. New Studies in Biblical Theology 32. Downers Grove: IVP, 2014.


The book of Daniel contributes to the Bible’s unfolding redemptive-historical storyline. Continue Reading…

RinneMy responsibility as a professor at Bethlehem College and Seminary includes training elder-qualified men in our seminary. What does it mean to be elder-qualified?

Jeramie Rinne answers that question with six statements in Church Elders: How to Shepherd God’s People Like Jesus (9Marks; Wheaton: Crossway, 2014), 19–29.

You know you’re qualified to serve as an elder if . . . Continue Reading…

Gerald Hiestand convincingly argues that the answer is yes:

Gerald Hiestand, “A Biblical-Theological Approach to Premarital Sexual Ethics: or, What Saint Paul Would Say about ‘Making Out,’Bulletin of Ecclesial Theology 1 (2014): 13–32.

This article expands on the first two chapters in Gerald Hiestand and Jay Thomas, Sex, Dating, and Relationships: A Fresh Approach (Wheaton: Crossway, 2012).

Here’s the article’s thesis: Continue Reading…