Justification

Commentaries on Ephesians: Kerux by Magee & Arthurs and Mentor Expository by Phillips (book review)

With this article, we are continuing our recurring series of reviews looking at notable commentaries on Paul’s letter to the Ephesians. Here we are looking at Magee and Arthurs contribution to Kregel’s Kerux Commentaries series and Richard D. Phillips’s entry in the Mentor Expository Commentary series.

Systematic Theology – 2nd Edition (book review)

Wayne Grudem’s Systematic Theology has rightly become a modern classic. Readers can benefit from this book as an introductory source. I also think the author would agree that his listed resources for further reading should be used as a springboard to lead into deeper waters.

Commentary on Ephesians: WBC by Lincoln (book review)

This important commentary on Ephesians comes to us from Andrew T. Walker as part of Zondervan’s Word Biblical Commentary series. Unfortunately, while Lincoln may be an accomplished scholar, his denial that the Apostle Paul actually wrote Ephesians affects the usefulness of this book for believing students of the Bible.

Biblical Doctrine and Biblical Theology (book reviews)

Biblical Doctrine and Biblical Theology (book reviews)

In this article, we have the privilege of offering you another double review. We will be looking Biblical Doctrine (a systematic theology, not a biblical theology), and Invitation to Biblical Theology (a how-to on biblical theology, not systematic theology). Confused yet? Don’t be. It will be ok. We can do this. Enjoy.

Justification, Mercy, and Propitiation

Justification, Mercy, and Propitiation

I should probably get back to working on the book manuscript I wrote. Back in May, I posted an excerpt called "The Need for Justification." This is the portion that follows. Just and Merciful But now, apart from the law, the righteousness of God (being testified by...

The Need for Justification (book excerpt)

The Need for Justification (book excerpt)

Back in 2013, there arose a drunk driving case here in Texas which made national headlines not so much because of its severity but because of its legal defense and sentencing. Ethan Couch, aged 16 at the time, stole two cases of beer from a Walmart, drove his dad’s...

Not by Faith Alone: What is James’ Justification? (book excerpt)

Not by Faith Alone: What is James’ Justification? (book excerpt)

As I attempt to dedicate more time towards completing my evangelistic book, I've adapted a short excerpt here for the benefit of ThingsAbove.us readers. As with most of my book, the biblical translations are my own. The character 'ᴾ' indicates a second person plural....

Book Review — Cracking the Foundation of the New Perspective on Paul

Book Review — Cracking the Foundation of the New Perspective on Paul

The Doctrine on Which the Church Stands or Falls takes its title from the Reformation era conviction that justification by faith is the dividing line between the biblical gospel and man-centered efforts to earn favor with God. Matthew Barrett serves as editor and co-author with several significant theologians. In the forward, D.A. Carson writes that nothing is more important than the subject of this massive volume (15). The book is organized into four parts, grouping the chapters by looking at justification according to what the Bible itself teaches, theological perspectives on the doctrine, church history, and pastoral practice.

Ep. 028 | New Perspectives on Paul (Part 2) — TAU Roundtable

Ep. 028 | New Perspectives on Paul (Part 2) — TAU Roundtable

On this episode of Things Above us Round Table, George Alvarado and Chuck Ivey continue with Getting the New Covenant Right in Part 2 of their discussion on the New Perspectives on Paul (NPP). They help us identify how to understand the language of NPP teachers, and...

Ep. 023 | New Perspectives on Paul — TAU Roundtable

Ep. 023 | New Perspectives on Paul — TAU Roundtable

On this episode of Things Above us Round Table, George Alvarado and Chuck Ivey continue our series on Getting the New Covenant Right by diving into the New Perspectives on Paul and the damage it does to the doctrine justification by faith. Scriptures: Genesis 15;...

Book Review — The Whole Christ

Book Review — The Whole Christ

The Doctrine on Which the Church Stands or Falls takes its title from the Reformation era conviction that justification by faith is the dividing line between the biblical gospel and man-centered efforts to earn favor with God. Matthew Barrett serves as editor and co-author with several significant theologians. In the forward, D.A. Carson writes that nothing is more important than the subject of this massive volume (15). The book is organized into four parts, grouping the chapters by looking at justification according to what the Bible itself teaches, theological perspectives on the doctrine, church history, and pastoral practice.

Book Review — The Doctrine on Which the Church Stands or Falls

Book Review — The Doctrine on Which the Church Stands or Falls

The Doctrine on Which the Church Stands or Falls takes its title from the Reformation era conviction that justification by faith is the dividing line between the biblical gospel and man-centered efforts to earn favor with God. Matthew Barrett serves as editor and co-author with several significant theologians. In the forward, D.A. Carson writes that nothing is more important than the subject of this massive volume (15). The book is organized into four parts, grouping the chapters by looking at justification according to what the Bible itself teaches, theological perspectives on the doctrine, church history, and pastoral practice.