I say this in my recent essay “Three Reflections on Evangelical Academic Publishing”:
My most recent book, another debate-book, just released:
Andrew David Naselli and Mark A. Snoeberger, eds. Perspectives on the Extent of the Atonement: 3 Views. Nashville: Broadman & Holman, 2015.
31-page sample PDF (front matter + introduction)
I explain more about the book in this 5-minute video:
This book presents a point-counterpoint exchange concerning God’s intention in sending Christ to die on the cross. All of the contributors recognize a substitutionary element in the atoning work of Christ, but they disagree over the nature and objects of that substitution. [Read more…]
Andrew M. Davis, “The Practical Issues of Church Discipline,” in Those Who Must Give an Account: A Study of Church Membership and Church Discipline, ed. John S. Hammett and Benjamin L. Merkle (Nashville: Broadman & Holman, 2012), 172:
- Andy Davis writes about the amazing story of his church in this 9Marks article and tells Mark Dever about it in this 9Marks interview.
- Seven Essential Elements of an Effective Shepherding Ministry
- 22 Mistakes Pastors Make in Practicing Church Discipline (an excerpt from probably the single most helpful accessible book on church discipline)
Cannibals eat the flesh of fellow human beings.
And words can eat fellow words.
It depends on how a person strings them together.
How do you prefer to communicate with words: to clarify or to convolute, clutter, and confuse? To reveal or conceal?
That’s why Helen Sword, author of Stylish Academic Writing (Harvard University Press, 2012), refers to one type of words as zombie nouns.
Zombie Nouns: Nominalizations
So as a general rule, use verbs instead of the related nouns when possible.
For example, [Read more…]
I’m sure that others have preached sermons on IVF (in vitro fertilization). But I hadn’t heard one until last Sunday. Jason Meyer preached it to Bethlehem Baptist Church (video, audio, and notes here):
Jason said that it’s the hardest sermon he’s ever preached, and he wisely shepherded our church on a difficult issue.
David Platt. Counter Culture: A Compassionate Call to Counter Culture in a World of Poverty, Same-Sex Marriage, Racism, Sex Slavery, Immigration, Persecution, Abortion, Orphans, and Pornography. Carol Stream, IL: Tyndale House, 2015. 34-page sample PDF.