Top 12 Biblical-Theological Posts in 2015
The end of the year provides us two opportunities: to remember the birth of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ, and to reflect upon what we've learned this year.
Here are 12 of this blog's most read and talked-about posts from 2015.
These posts represent a cross-section of cutting-edge research and deep reflection on the Person and theology of the Christian faith. They also showcase a number of existing and emerging voices breathing new life into biblical and theological studies. We trust this review of the top biblical-theological articles in 2015 will inform, encourage, and enliven your faith and studies in the coming year.
Jesus told his brothers he wasn't going to Jerusalem for the festival...then he went. Did he lie? Bill Mounce applies a key rule of textual criticism to the question.
The digital revolution (including Apple Watch) is transforming our faith. In this post, Tim Challies presents three critical areas for considering technology: it’s mandate; it’s morality; and it’s connection to our heart.
While many biblical scholars believe the road from Pauline theology to trinitarian doctrine is either non-existent or barricaded, Wesley Hill insists that Paul and the Trinity are connected. Fred Sanders explores the hypothesis.
Meet one of the foremost philosophers of our age who also happens to be an evangelical Christian: Alvin Plantinga. In Awakening the Evangelical Mind, Owen Strachen introduces us to this prominent intellectual spokesperson for theism, as well as the forefathers of the movement of which Plantinga now champions.
When you think of ‘pastor,’ you probably don't think 'theologian.' Todd Wilson and Gerald Hiestand aim to change this.
What if you spoke a language that had a single word for “he,” “she,” and “it”? Bill Mounce encountered such a language while teaching in another country, and shares it with us to get us thinking deeply about language, translation, and the Bible.
Does God require Gentile Christians to "Remember the Sabbath"? In an exegetical exploration of the original Hebrew, Lee Fields answers both ‘Yes’ and ‘No.’
There's a story behind the rise of modern biblical studies, and it's often told in a very particular way. Michael Legaspi offers us a vastly different way of telling the story.
One of the more challenging aspects of Bible translation is the linguistic ellipsis construction—the omission of one or more words from a clause that are still understood from the surrounding context. Bill Mounce illustrates this challenge using an example from the events leading to Jesus’ crucifixion.
Most contemporary theology, post-Barth and post-Rahner, is methodologically Christocentric. Kate Sonderegger’s theological enterprise is decidedly Theo-centric; as a methodological key, Christology (and all else) follows the doctrine of God. Explore this method with scholar Michael Allen.
How should we approach extrabiblical sources when studying Scripture? Engage the question with this selection from Reading Romans in Context.
In Luis de Molina, Kirk MacGregor outlines “one of the most fruitful theological concepts ever formulated” that’s also one of the more unknown: Molinism. Know about it? Review three popular misconceptions here.
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