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September 16, 2014 | Jeremy Bouma
What Kind of Thinker Was Paul? Less Theologian, More Theologizer
In the preface to his The Theology of Paul the Apostle, James Dunn writes affectionately of his “fascination with Paul” beginning forty year...
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August 27, 2014 | Jeremy Bouma
Philippians with Lynn Cohick 5 — The Most Challenging Idea in Philippians is a "Tall Order!"
(Can't see the video? Watch it here) That's how professor Lynn Cohick describes Paul's most challenging idea in her new Philippians comment...
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August 25, 2014 | Jeremy Bouma
Biblical Greek Award Winners, 2013-2014. Plus an Invitation to Instructors.
(Photo: Granville Sharp, from Memoirs of Granville Sharp, esq., by Prince Hoare) Did you know Zondervan Academic partners with colleges, uni...
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August 19, 2014 | Jeremy Bouma
Philippians with Lynn Cohick 4 — The Most Encouraging Ideas in Philippians: Support & Joy
(Can't see the video? Watch it here) What is the most encouraging idea you find in Philippians? Perhaps it’s that God will continue his goo...
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August 13, 2014 | Jeremy Bouma
Philippians with Lynn Cohick 3 — Misconceptions About "To Live is Christ, To Die is Gain"
(Can't see the video? Watch it here) Maybe you've experienced or witnessed this scenario: Someone dies. In response someone says, “No need ...
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August 5, 2014 | Jeremy Bouma
Philippians with Lynn Cohick 2 — Explaining "To Live is Christ, To Die is Gain"
(Can't see the video? Watch it here) Over the rest of the summer we're exploring key questions and themes surrounding Paul's l...
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July 30, 2014 | Jeremy Bouma
Philippians with Lynn Cohick 1 — "What Would We Miss if We Didn't Have Philippians?"
(Can't see the video? Watch it here) Over the next 5 weeks we'll explore some key questions and themes surrounding Paul's lett...
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July 18, 2014 | Jeremy Bouma
Summer Scholar Sale: Word Biblical Commentary Set is 50% Off!
For scores of Bible scholars the Word Biblical Commentary (WBC) has served as an anchoring resources for building theological understanding...
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July 15, 2014 | Jeremy Bouma
Is Acts Descriptive or Prescriptive? Here's How to Read It For All Its Worth
People come to the book of Acts for a variety of reasons. Some come for history. Others for apologetics. Many, though, come seeking a model...
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July 1, 2014 | Jeremy Bouma
Teaching vs. Sermoning: The Case for Women Giving Sermons
“The question of women delivering sermons in church is a touchy one for many evangelical Christians,” writes John Dickson. “For some it is ...
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June 24, 2014 | Jeremy Bouma
Paul the Misogynist, Contextualist, Culturalist? Kathy Keller Says Not So Fast!
Kathy Keller, co-founder of Redeemer Presbyterian Church in New York City, believes God gave us a good gift when He created complementary ge...
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June 19, 2014 | Jeremy Bouma
Filling the Gaps for Readers of John: Karen Jobes’ Commentary on 1, 2, 3 John (ZECNT)
(Can't see the video? Watch it here) Recently, Karen Jobes, NT professor at Wheaton, launched a new commentary on 1, 2, 3 John (ZECNT) ...
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June 19, 2014 | Jeremy Bouma
Reading Paul Might Cause “Meltdown”—An Excerpt from Michael Bird's “Bourgeois Babes, Bossy Wives, and Bobby Haircuts”
Reading Paul carefully may cause a “meltdown”? This is especially true of long-held assumptions about women and ministry, so says Michael Bi...
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June 17, 2014 | Jeremy Bouma
Who First Taught Romans? A Surprising Case for Gender Equality in Ministry
Michael Bird says he likes to open his Romans class each year with a special question: Paul dictated the message of Romans; who actually wr...
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May 22, 2014 | Jeremy Bouma
Did Jesus Claim He Was God? — An Excerpt from "How God Became Jesus"
In How Jesus Became God Bart Ehrman shares about a period of personal theological doubt. Among other questions, he asked, “Did [Jesus] claim...
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May 15, 2014 | Jeremy Bouma
The Gospel According to Bart Ehrman — An Excerpt from "How God Became Jesus"
Two months ago Bart Ehrman released his book How Jesus Became God. With the help of five internationally established scholars, we rele...
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