Zondervan has recently released a new series of commentaries titled the Zondervan Exegetical Commentary on the New Testament. This week Zondervan’s blog, Koinonia, is hosting a blog tour providing reviews of the commentaries on Matthew, Galatians and Ephesians.
I’m thinking a little bit today about the Old Testament idea of turning and returning to God. Many times in the Bible, we are encouraged to turn to God. But the Bible has something interesting to say about what happens when we return to God.
I’m working my way through Deuteronomy with my small group. (Actually, they would probably say that I am inflicting Deuteronomy ON them!) It is sometimes odd to me the ways that God communicates with us, and Deuteronomy is full of such examples. For instance, the verse that seems to randomly mention a dead king in the midst of a description of borders. What’s that about?
It is hard to deny that 2009 is the year ESV (English Standard Version) with release of the wildly popular ESV Study Bible. But a recent announcement from Zondervan about the NIV 2011 may make 2011 the year of the NIV. Read more…
One of the major points in the debate between some in the Emerging Church Movement (Wittmer’s “Postmodern Innovators”) and conservative evangelicals regards salvation: is it necessary to believe in Jesus Christ to be saved? While this debate has not been resolved, I’ve been surprised to see some conservative evangelicals potentially broadening the path… Read more…
For those of you who just love a good intra-evangelical debate, another one is brewing at Out of Ur surrounding a new study Bible, The American Patriot’s Bible. Here are the important posts:
- A video promotion of the Patriot’s Bible
- A two-part scathing critique of the Patriot’s Bible (part 1, part 2)
- A response to these critiques from the editor of the Patriot’s Bible
What do you think?
This week Koinonia completed its short series on Jesus’ humanity. Here are the final two posts: