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Review of Five Views of Christ in the Old Testament edited by Brian J. Tabb and Andrew M. King

For Paul, Christ died and rose “in accordance with the Scriptures” (1 Cor 15:3–4). Peter said that the prophets spoke of the “suffering of Christ and the subsequent glories” (1 Pe 1:10–12). Jesus himself affirmed that — “as it is written” — ”the Christ should suffer and on the third day rise from the dead” (Luke 24:46). But Christian scholars today disagree on exactly if and how Christ should be found in the Old Testament. I’m grateful for Brian J. Tabb and Andrew M. King for gathering together some of these perspectives in Five View of Christ in the Old Testament.

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Review of Martin Luther and the Rule of Faith: Reading God’s Word for God’s People (New Explorations in Theology)

Luther was no stranger to conflict. He found himself at odds with the Roman Church and other reformers. How did he navigate this struggle? Luther said “here I stand”—upon the word. But when God’s word itself is the battlefield, how did he distinguish friend from foe? Did trust in his own interpretation? Was Luther merely a more accurate interpreter? Or perhaps a louder and more bullish one?

Review of Jesus: The Incarnation of the Word by David C. Mitchell

A new David Mitchell book is an event. His work, including the eschatology of the Psalms and the concept of Messiah Ben Joseph, has been paradigm-shifting for me.

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Review: The Seed of Promise

T. Desmond Alexander, senior lecturer in Biblical Studies at Union Theological College, author numerous books including From Eden to the New Jerusalem and a major commentary on Exodus, and co-editor of The New Dictionary of Biblical Theology has left a mark on evangelical biblical theology. It is fitting, then, that he would be due a festschrift. Enter GlossaHouse’s The Seed of Promise, edited by Paul Williamson and Rita Cefalu. These editors have gathered a number of essays on matters dear to Alexander’s heart and those who appreciate his work.

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Announcing TEMPEST

Hello everyone, I’m coming out of my semi-retirement of blogging to mention this project that’s very dear to my heart. As long as I’ve known my wife Natasha she was working on this graphic novel series. After over a decade of plotting, drawing, and redrawing, the first volume is finally done!

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Review: The Messianic Vision of the Pentateuch by Kevin Chen

Did Moses really write about Jesus (John 5:46)? 

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