“Evangelicals rightly insist that ‘Scripture only’ is our source of truth. Yet our interpretations of Scripture sometimes owe more to tradition than to the Bible itself. David Croteau unmasks some common interpretations that have only dubious biblical support. But he does more than debunk these ‘myths’ of interpretation; he also helps us understand what these passages really are saying and why they matter. Perhaps just as importantly, he encourages all of us to be more careful and attentive readers of Scripture.”—Douglas Moo
Openness Unhindered: Further Thoughts of an Unlikely Convert on Sexual Identity and Union with Christ by Rosaria Champagne Butterfield (Crown & Covenant Publications. 9781884527999. Paperback. $13.00)
“King Jesus knows just what the church and the world need, and just when we need it. When we needed a Pascal; behold, there was Pascal. When we needed Spurgeon, there he was. In his wisdom, Jesus knew that we would need the gift, right now, of Rosaria Butterfield. This book deals with some of the most difficult and incendiary questions with wit, joy, maturity, and, above all, radiating love.
If you’re struggling with sexual sin, this book will help you. If you are gripped with guilt from your past, this book will strengthen you. If you don’t know how to love or bear witness to your neighbors, this book will equip you. Like Jael of old, Rosaria Butterfield wields the tent peg of the gospel against deception and accusation. And, with this book, she nails it.”—Russell Moore
This biography, begun by Timothy F. Lull prior to his death and capably finished by Derek R. Nelson, is marked for its fresh, winsome, and invigorating style–one undoubtedly shaped by the years that each author spent in undergraduate and seminary classrooms. Luther is portrayed here more as a loud tenor in a Reformation chorale than as a solo voice of dissent against church and empire, as he and his work are closely linked with his many collaborators. At times humorous, always realistic, and appropriately critical when necessary, Lull and Nelson tell the story of an amazing, unforgettable life, one that impacted our world in countless ways.
Part I: Understanding the Bible
1. Understanding the Bible as the Word of God—Christopher J. H. Wright
2. Understanding the Bible as the Words of Human Authors—Christopher J. H. Wright
3. Understanding the Bible as a Whole—Christopher J. H. Wright
Part II: Using the Bible
4. Using the Bible Devotionally for Life—Jonathan Lamb
5. Using the Bible in Evangelism—Ajith Fernando
6. Using the Bible in Groups—Catharine Padilla
7. Using the Bible in the Context of Islam—Ida Glaser
8. Using the Bible in Oral Cultures—Steve Evans
9. Using the Bible with Women—Emily Onyango
10. Using the Bible in the Family as a Guide for Life—Anthony and King Lang Loke
11. Using the Bible in Preaching—Jonathan Lamb
During the past twenty years a significant amount of research has been done on class-consciousness in the Greco-Roman world and on the significance of Paul’s fund-raising venture “for the poor among the Lord’s people in Jerusalem”—“the collection”—for his ministry. Relying on the surprising results of current Pauline scholarship and a careful exegesis of a variety of New Testament texts, this book offers a thorough investigation of the apostle Paul’s sayings and dealings with money.