Eugene H. Peterson's Under the Unpredictable Plant (Grand Rapids: Eerdmans, 1992) is one of those books to which I keep returning to be challenged and yet encouraged. One of my favorite sections of the book is where he describes the novelist Chaim Potok's (1929–2002) lecture at Johns Hopkins in the 1980s. Potok's Jewish mother tried … Continue reading The Regenerated Heart
I stumbled on this when I was casually flipping through the pages of Thaddeus Williams's God Reforms Hearts: Rethinking Free Will and the Problem of Evil (Lexham 2021:152). Justification by faith means, as it were, that we are restored into a relationship of love with God. This relationship is only possible because God first loved … Continue reading Do You Love God?
I think I bought this book at the SBL National Meeting in San Diego (2019). The author Gary M. Burge (b. 1952) is NT professor who taught for twenty-five years at Wheaton (IL). He says that his goal is to help the reader obtain an “aerial view” of the New Testament (p. 2), which, I … Continue reading Burge, NT in Seven Sentences (2019)