Jason DeRouchie’s Survey of Jesus’ Bible

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.

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Live Like a Narnian

rigneyThis book releases this week in time for the Desiring God national conference on C. S. Lewis this weekend:

Joe Rigney. Live Like a Narnian: Christian Discipleship in Lewis’ Chronicles. Minneapolis: Eyes & Pen, 2013. 182 pp. (Available in Kindle.)

Joe is scheduled to speak on the topic of this book tomorrow at the DG conference.

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How Should Parents Discipline Their Children? Is Spanking Wrong?

The latest issue of Southern Seminary’s The Journal of Discipleship and Family Ministry just released.

My contribution, “Training Children for Their Good,” addresses parental discipline. This is a lightly edited manuscript from a sermon I preached on June 3, 2012.

Here’s the outline:

1. Seven Propositions about Discipline from Hebrews 12:4–11

  1. God disciplines his children (Heb 12:5–7, 10).
  2. God disciplines all his children (Heb 12:6, 8).
  3. God disciplines only his children (Heb 12:6–8).
  4. Discipline is training: God disciplines his children for their good (Heb 12:10–11).
  5. Discipline seems unpleasant and painful (Heb 12:11).
  6. God’s children should endure God’s discipline (Heb 12:5, 7, 9).
  7. God’s disciplining his children compares to human parents’ disciplining their children (Heb 12:5, 7–10).

2. Levels of Discipline in the Book of Proverbs [Read more…]