Archives For March 2010

The God Who Is There

Andy Naselli —  March 29, 2010 — 11 Comments

Coming this July:

D. A. Carson. The God Who Is There: Finding Your Place in God’s Story. Grand Rapids: Baker, 2010.

  • Leader’s Guide:
  • The chapters correspond to Carson’s fourteen-part overview of the Bible that he presented at Bethlehem Baptist Church in February 2009.
  1. The God Who Made Everything
  2. The God Who Does Not Wipe Out Rebels
  3. The God Who Writes His Own Agreements
  4. The God Who Legislates
  5. The God Who Reigns
  6. The God Who Is Unfathomably Wise
  7. The God Who Becomes a Human Being
  8. The God Who Grants New Birth
  9. The God Who Loves
  10. The God Who Dies—and Lives Again
  11. The God Who Declares the Guilty Just
  12. The God Who Gathers and Transforms His People
  13. The God Who Is Very Angry
  14. The God Who Triumphs
  • See Carson’s brief introduction to the series.
  • The corresponding audio and video should be available later this year.
  • This resource will serve the church well because it simultaneously evangelizes non-Christians and edifies Christians by explaining the Bible’s storyline.

Update on July 29, 2010: Audio and video are available.

Update on December 1, 2010: Unabridged video is now available.

In The Trials of Theology: Becoming a “Proven Worker” in a Dangerous Business (ed. Andrew J. B. Cameron and Brian S. Rosner; Fearn, Scotland: Christian Focus, 2010), D. A. Carson contributes a chapter entitled “The Trials of Biblical Studies” (pp. 109–29).

Marsden on Edwards

Andy Naselli —  March 21, 2010 — 3 Comments

This weekend I listened to the audiobook of George Marsden’s 160-page A Short Life of Jonathan Edwards (Amazon | WTS Books). It’s considerably shorter than Marsden’s 640-page Jonathan Edwards: A Life (Amazon | WTS Books).

Marsden is a good writer and superb historian. Edwards is a remarkable man and God-intoxicated theologian. Good combination. Time well spent.

I just finished listening to the unabridged audiobook of Joshua Harris reading his most recent book, Dug Down Deep: Unearthing What I Believe and Why It Matters (Amazon | WTS Books). It’s well done. The doctrine matches Wayne Grudem’s systematic theology (big | middle | little), but this book is different because it’s a story. You could call it theological autobiography. And the last chapter on “Humble Orthodoxy” is best of all. If you read nothing else in this book, read at least its last chapter.

Other recommendations:

  1. Justin Taylor
  2. Kevin DeYoung
  3. Tim Challies
  4. Thabiti Anyabwile: review, interview
  5. Bob Kauflin
  6. Stephen Altrogge

Many thanks to Matthew Hoskinson for serving us by preparing a two-page subject index to this book:

D. A. Carson and John D. Woodbridge. Letters Along the Way: A Novel of the Christian Life. Wheaton: Crossway, 1993.

More info:

Take a moment to scan the subject index, and don’t be surprised if it makes you want to read the book.

Two of my mentors are teaming up for a one-day conference in Ontario next month. Details here.

No Greater Love

Andy Naselli —  March 6, 2010 — 7 Comments

Tonight Jenni and I watched No Greater Love. We expected it to be another semi-cheesy Christian film, but it’s actually well done. It’s a surprisingly gripping story. Jenni almost never cries when watching movies, but this was different.

I learned about it in mid-January when I received this update from The Master’s Seminary. Jay Underwood, one of their graduates, co-stars in the film.

More info:

Update: Justin Taylor recommends No Greater Love.

Update: Justin Taylor <a href=”http://thegospelcoalition.org/blogs/justintaylor/2010/03/16/no-greater-love-dvd/” target=”_blank”><strong>recomends</strong></a> <em>No Greater Love</em>.