Why Jesus Never Wrote a Book

Why Jesus Never Wrote a Book

What is the best way for someone to ensure that a record of his life, teachings, and achievements should live on after he himself is departed? The most obvious answer—write a book. There is much to be said for writing your own biography rather than leaving...

William Perkins on Preaching

When it comes to the galaxy of Puritan preaching, the name of William Perkins shines brightly. His famous work on preaching, The Art of Prophesying, remains a classic in the field. More than four hundred years ago, Perkins delivered some addresses at Cambridge on the...

The Call of Duty

I’ve been working on a new sermon on 1 Samuel 3, God’s call of the boy Samuel. I came across this little snippet on Samuel’s call from George Matheson’s The Representative Men of the Bible. Matheson was the blind Scottish preacher of yesteryear...

“Heart’s Delight” – Psalm 37:4

The study of preaching in England in the 16th and 17th centuries is a fascinating subject. I will be teaching a PhD seminar this fall on “History and Theology of British Preaching – 1534-1689.” Thomas Playfere was Lady Margret Professor of Divinity...

Romans 3:21-26, Part 4

This is the fourth and final post of my discussion on Romans 3:21-26 from my new book The Atonement: A Biblical, Theological, and Historical Study of the Cross of Christ (Nashville: B&H Academic, 2019), 75-87, minus all footnotes. Rom 3:21-26 is the key atonement...

Romans 3:21-26, Part 3

This is the third of a four-part post of my discussion on Romans 3:21-26 in my new book The Atonement: A Biblical, Theological, and Historical Study of the Cross of Christ (Nashville: B&H Academic, 2019), 75-87, minus all footnotes. Rom 3:21-26 is the key...