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David Dockery's Look at the Notable Books of 2018
A brief survey of some of this year's most significant Christian books.
Also, readers will find much help from Paul House's new work on Daniel: An Introduction and Commentary, Tyndale Old Testament Commentaries (InterVarsity).
One-on-One with Jon Laansma on His New Book on Hebrews
Associate Professor of Ancient Languages and New Testament offers new commentary.
Associate Professor of Ancient Languages and New Testament offers new commentary. Ed: So, I can't know the author… so, then, why did you write this commentary?
A Time for War and a Time for Peace
Evangelical attitudes on foreign policy are more complicated than the warmonger stereotype suggests.
Padgett demonstrates that mid-20th-century evangelicals were able to maintain a critical distance from political leaders, often offering sage, critical commentary on their nation's
Missions Sunday: The Missing Key to the Refugee Crisis: Christian Hospitality towards Muslims (Part Two)
A biblical view of hospitality can offer a corrective to the current view of refugees.
Luke. The IVP New Testament Commentary Series. Downers Grove, Ill.: InterVarsity Press. 1996. Luke Volume 2: 9:51-25:53. Baker Exegetical Commentary on the New Testament.
A Look at Notable 2017 Publications
TEDS President offers his annual list of best books
The Sermon on the Mount and Human Flourishing: A Theological Commentary (Baker), by Jonathan T. Pennington, brings together the author's expertise as a New Testament scholar
How Bible Genealogies Preach the Good NewsSubscriber Access Only
Jesus’ family tree offers more than a history lesson.
That's it. Just a simple reading before he preached—no commentary, no embellishments, just read it and take my seat. Why my sudden crisis of confidence?
Christianity Today’s 2019 Book Awards
Our picks for the books most likely to shape evangelical life, thought, and culture.
Biblical Studies. Lexham Geographic Commentary on the Gospels. It tends to feel more like a running commentary on the text, rather than preaching.
The Best Books Are Companions, Teachers, and Hope-Givers
A conversation on reading with an avid reader, “Book Girl” Sarah Clarkson.
During my studies at Oxford University, I wrote about Winnie the Pooh and The Wind in the Willows. I was constantly floored by the commentary in Pooh on being wise.
Rethinking Our Relationship with the News
Both religion and politics have complicated it. How do we start fresh?
If we are watching, reading, or listening to news that purports to be reporting, as opposed to commentary, then we should ask ourselves if the reporters are giving us verified facts.
Will John Chau Help or Harm Missions in India?
Two Indian missions experts weigh in on how the young American’s failed attempt will impact local efforts to reach Andaman tribes.
Board, principal of Filadelfia Bible College in North India, mission director for Filadelfia Fellowship Church of India, and one of the theological editors for South Asia Bible Commentary.
The Culture Wars Are Ancient HistorySubscriber Access Only
Today’s fights over the religion in the public square are replays of fights from two thousand years ago.
He recently authored a two-volume commentary on Revelation for the International Theological Commentary series (T&T Clark). Do you agree? Is this missing something?
Job’s Most Beloved Verse May Be Different Than You ThinkSubscriber Access Only
Job 13:15 is more anguished—and encouraging—in its original wording.
Gerald Wilson, for example, in the New International Biblical Commentary volume on Job, discusses both readings, after which he concludes: “Rather than expressing monumental faith
How to Tell the Difference Between a Prophet and a CrankSubscriber Access Only
Truly biblical prophecy strengthens the church—without adding anything to the Bible.
How to Tell the Difference Between a Prophet and a Crank. Truly biblical prophecy strengthens the church—without adding anything to the Bible. Andrew Wilson| November 27, 2018.
Beyond Disease Transmission: Evangelical Missions and the Consequences of Colonialism
It matters how the church enters a mission field.
Since the news of John Chau's death reached the wider world, both pundits and people on social media have offered commentary on the merits or folly of Mr. Chau's actions.
Please Speak Up for #AsylumForBibi: Asia Bibi and Her Family Need Asylum Now, Mr. President
Asia Bibi faces a vigilante campaign for her execution, the execution of her family, her attorney and the three high court judges that rendered the verdict.
John Stonestreet is president of Colson Center for Christian Worldview, and host of BreakPoint, a national daily commentary on faith and culture.
Reply AllSubscriber Access Only
Responses to our September issue.
John Page Cary, NC. In the Beginning Is Silence. Mark Galli's commentary is always worth a read, and his Where We Stand item in your September issue was no exception.
Love Your Political FrenemiesSubscriber Access Only
Jesus built his church from a group of enemies. Why did I love to sting mine?
It was a tangible representation of something Eugene Peterson wrote in Reversed Thunder, his commentary on Revelation: There is no avoiding politics.
Why Evangelicals Voted Trump: Debunking the 81%Subscriber Access Only
Ahead of the midterms, the Billy Graham Center Institute examined the most infamous statistic about faith and the 2016 election.
Depending on your views, it's either a sign of solidarity or one of compromise—a number wrought with opinions and commentary to the point where fact and fiction are blurred.
What to Do About Persecution in ChinaSubscriber Access Only
Our most effective weapon against injustice is carried and concealed in our hearts.
The Scottish theologian TF Torrance put it this way in his commentary on Revelation: “The prayers of the saints and the fire of God move the whole course of the world.
‘Why Christianity Today’ RevisitedSubscriber Access Only
The first editorial for this magazine—reprinted here—still reflects our ‘deepfelt desire.’
'Why Christianity Today' Revisited. The first editorial for this magazine—reprinted here—still reflects our 'deepfelt desire.'. Commentary by Ted Olsen| September 23, 2016.
Top Story March 24, 2019
America’s Farming Crisis, Laid Bare by Midwest Floods
America’s Farming Crisis, Laid Bare by Midwest Floods
A deeper problem lies beneath recent stories of swelling rivers, soggy small towns, and feel-good relief efforts.
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