Archives For Biblical Theology

20 Interviews

Andy Naselli —  June 26, 2014 — Leave a comment

Here are links to 20 interviews I’ve conducted over the last six years (mostly for my friend Justin Taylor’s blog):

  1. David Reimer on Ezekiel
  2. Andreas Köstenberger on 1 Timothy 2:12
  3. Tom Schreiner on New Testament theology
  4. Sam Storms on Colossians
  5. John Frame on the problem of evil
  6. Nathan Busenitz on apologetics
  7. Clint Arnold on Colossians
  8. Steve Baugh on Ephesians
  9. Mike Bullmore on preaching (audio)
  10. Rolland McCune on systematic theology
  11. Randy Alcorn on suffering and evil
  12. Simon Gathercole on the Gospel of Judas and the Gospel of Thomas
  13. Desi Alexander on biblical theology
  14. Chris Morgan on the glory of God
  15. Steve Dempster on Old Testament theology
  16. Peter O’Brien on Hebrews
  17. Michael Lawrence on biblical theology and the church
  18. Chris Morgan on the theology of James
  19. Champ Thornton on God’s Love: A Bible Storybook
  20. J. D. Crowley on Romans

BTMy first impression of this book was twofold:

  1. It has no footnotes. No, not even one.
  2. It’s short—about 110 pages not counting the front and back matter.

But don’t be deceived: it’s rich.

James M. Hamilton Jr. What Is Biblical Theology? A Guide to the Bible’s Story, Symbolism, and Patterns. Wheaton: Crossway, 2013. 38-page sample PDF.

Jim has a reputation for teaching the Bible with no notes, even in graduate-level classes. Some call him a Bible-Jedi. That’s what he seems like in this book. Continue Reading…

preachingThis book releases on October 31:

Jason C. Meyer. Preaching: A Biblical Theology. Wheaton: Crossway, 2013. 368 pp.

Jason recently replaced John Piper as the pastor for preaching and vision for Bethlehem Baptist Church, where my wife and I are members. I’m thrilled that our preaching pastor believes and practices what he writes in this book. Continue Reading…

surveyI can’t think of another OT seminary professor I’d rather team up with than Jason DeRouchie (pronounced deh-ROW-shee). He embodies Ezra 7:10. We spend about three hours together each week while commuting, and the better I get to know him the more I thank God for him.

Jason has been working on a 500-page book for about seven years, and it releases today:

Jason S. DeRouchie, ed. What the Old Testament Authors Really Cared About: A Survey of Jesus’ Bible. Grand Rapids: Kregel, 2013. 496 pp.

I love the subtitle.

My endorsement: Continue Reading…

storyThis (very) short children’s book releases today in the states:

James M. Hamilton Jr. The Bible’s Big Story: Salvation History for Kids. Illustrated by Tessa James. Fearn, Scotland: Christian Focus, 2013. 24 pp.

My endorsement:

This poetry memorably summarizes turning points in the Bible’s storyline and views the whole Bible with Christian eyes. My kids love it!

On his blog, Jim explains the book’s history and rationale, and he challenges dads to “step up and play the man.”

This is rich. I’ve heard several people recommend them recently, and now I know why.

You can download the audio as stand-alone MP3s or via a new app, and you can read the transcripts.

The corresponding NT lectures are by Craig Blomberg (about 4 hours, 40 min.) and Tom Schreiner (about 4 hours, 15 min.). It’s good stuff, but in these recordings Miles Van Pelt is more engaging.

I’ve read the end of this chapter by Jim Hamilton several times because it motivates me to do biblical theology:

James M. Hamilton Jr. “Biblical Theology and Preaching.” Pages 193–218 in Text Driven Preaching: God’s Word at the Heart of Every Sermon. Edited by Daniel L. Akin, David L. Allen, and Ned L. Mathews. Nashville: Broadman & Holman, 2010.

For example:

HOW DO I DO BIBLICAL THEOLOGY?

The kind of biblical theology advocated here has been described as reflection upon the results of the exegesis of particular passages in light of the whole canon. Another way to say it is that biblical theology is exegesis of a particular passage in its canonical context. This means that, in order to do biblical theology, we must Continue Reading…