I praise God for this strategic ministry.
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Bryan A. Garner. The Chicago Guide to Grammar, Usage, and Punctuation. Chicago Guides to Writing, Editing, and Publishing. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 2016. xxvii + 583 pp.
You can survey the contents using Amazon’s “look inside” feature.
Here are three thoughts I had while reading the book: [Read more…] about The Chicago Guide to Grammar, Usage, and Punctuation by Bryan Garner
John Gresham Machen (1881–1937) is a famous NT scholar who departed the theologically liberal Princeton Seminary and took the lead in forming Westminster Theological Seminary and the Orthodox Presbyterian Church.
People often mispronounce Machen’s middle name:
Related: John Piper engagingly tells Machen’s story:
My latest book attempts to survey and analyze “let go and let God” theology:
Andrew David Naselli. No Quick Fix: Where Higher Life Theology Came From, What It Is, and Why It’s Harmful. Bellingham, WA: Lexham, 2017. xi + 123 pp.
(The book’s “Acknowledgments” page should mention three Faithlife employees: Elliot Ritzema for shepherding the book through the editorial process, Bryan Hintz for designing the clever cover, and my friend Mark Ward for writing the title’s black letters by hand.) [Read more…] about No Quick Fix: Where Higher Life Theology Came From, What It Is, and Why It’s Harmful
This month Todd Bolen and his team have added to that collection with The Gospels: Photo Companion to the Bible. (There is a sale through August 21.)
Here’s a 5-minute video introduction:
For over a decade Todd Bolen lived in Israel while he taught the Israel Bible Extension for The Master’s College. Many evangelical books feature his photos of Israel. Todd is now professor of biblical studies at The Master’s College in Southern California. He wrote the notes on 2 Kings in the study Bible I coedited, and he wrote the chapter on 1–2 Chronicles in the OT survey my colleague Jason DeRouchie edited. His pictures fill DeRouchie’s OT survey—nearly 300 of them.
Bruce Waltke is an OT scholar who has been studying Proverbs for decades. His two–volume commentary on Proverbs in the NICOT series is outstanding, and he coauthored the notes on Proverbs in the NIV Zondervan Study Bible.
You can listen to Waltke lecture for 26 hours on Proverbs for free via BiblicalTraining.org. I listened to his lectures recently, and they are thoughtful and edifying.
Robert L. Plummer and Benjamin L. Merkle. Greek for Life: Strategies for Learning, Retaining, and Using New Testament Greek in Ministry. Grand Rapids: Baker Academic, 2017.
Here’s what I say about it in How to Understand and Apply the New Testament:
[It is a] motivating and practical help if you are learning Greek for the first time or relearning it decades later.