DACThe latest edition of Don Carson’s NT commentary survey released last month:

D. A. Carson. New Testament Commentary Survey. 7th ed. Grand Rapids: Baker, 2013.

It’s significantly updated. Continue Reading…

HarrisMurray Harris has served as a professor of New Testament exegesis and theology at Trinity Evangelical Divinity School and as Warden of Tyndale House in Cambridge, England. He presently resides in New Zealand.

I describe him more (and relay a funny story about him) in this post, which highlights his book Prepositions and Theology in the Greek New Testament. Continue Reading…


Colleagues and former students of Dan Block surprised him with this Festschrift last month during a session at the Evangelical Theological Society in Baltimore:

Jason S. DeRouchie, Jason Gile, and Kenneth J. Turner, eds. For Our Good Always: Studies on the Message and Influence of Deuteronomy in Honor of Daniel I. Block. Winona Lake, IN: Eisenbrauns, 2013. xxxvi + 572 pp.

You can read a two-paragraph description of the book at Eisenbraun’s site. Continue Reading…

That’s the title of my Pastoral Pensées article in the latest issue of Themelios (which just released yesterday):

KeenerThis new edition is scheduled to release in February 2014:

Craig S. Keener. The IVP Bible Background Commentary: New Testament. 2nd ed. Downers Grove: IVP, 2014.

The first edition, which has sold over 600,000 copies, released twenty years ago in 1993, and the second edition slightly revises it. (Keener’s foreword and acknowledgments to the second edition doesn’t specify what he has revised in the second edition, and I haven’t compared the two editions to spot changes.) Continue Reading…

Suppose a man was going to New York to take possession of a large estate, and his [carriage] should break down a mile before he got to the city, which obliged him to walk the rest of the way; what a fool we should think him, if we saw him ringing his hands, and blubbering out all the remaining mile, “My [carriage] is broken! My [carriage] is broken!”

–John Newton

Joe Rigney recently preached two insightful sermons on envy to my church:

  1. Winning the War Against Envy and Rivalry
  2. Learning to Love the Dance of Grace

(Video, audio, and manuscripts are available at those links.)

I’ve often witnessed well-intentioned people warn others against pride, but I don’t recall similar warnings against envy. This excerpt from the first sermon was an aha-moment for me: Continue Reading…