10 Quotes: The Collected Works of John Piper (Volume 3)

Edited by David Matthis and Justin Taylor, The Collected Works of John Piper make up a current thirteen-volume set that contains Piper's first published book review in 1970 through his writings in 2015. For those who are not familiar with "Pastor John," John Piper (1946–present) pastored for 33 years at Bethlehem Baptist Church in Minneapolis, Minnesota (1980–2013). Before that,…Read more 10 Quotes: The Collected Works of John Piper (Volume 3)

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The Book of Exodus: An Introduction (Part 2)

In part one of this introduction to Exodus, I surveyed the title, importance, and key texts of the book. Here, themes and patterns in Exodus are explored. Themes in Exodus By viewing themes across books in the Bible, one is able to discern the collective intent of the biblical authors—or more simply, what God does not…Read more The Book of Exodus: An Introduction (Part 2)

God Swore By Himself: The Development of Canon

As scholars have surveyed canonical history, studies on the canon have resulted in mixed conclusions as to why the New Testament was written. For instance, James Barr quipped, “Jesus in his teaching is nowhere portrayed as commanding or even sanctioning the production of…a written New Testament. He never even casually told his disciples to write…Read more God Swore By Himself: The Development of Canon

God Swore By Himself: The Definition of Canon

The New Testament did not come from heaven in a collection but was composed by the Holy Spirit individually (2 Pt 1:20-21). Through divine inspiration, the New Testament was penned by eight or nine different authors and ranged from about AD 45 to about AD 95 with the book of Revelation as the final book…Read more God Swore By Himself: The Definition of Canon

God Swore By Himself: The Utter Importance of the Bible Being From God

Christianity, like other major religions—Judaism and Islam—is defined by a sacred written text, namely, the Bible.[1] Christians believe “[God’s] divine power has granted to us all things that pertain to life and godliness, through the knowledge of him who called us to his own glory and excellence, by which he has granted to us his…Read more God Swore By Himself: The Utter Importance of the Bible Being From God

The Book of Exodus: An Introduction (Part 1)

Book introductions are valuable because they show how the parts and whole of a book fit together. Additionally, introductions show how particular books fit into the overall story of the Bible. In this article, the book of Exodus will be studied in an introductory format. The book of Exodus continues the narrative of Genesis (Ex…Read more The Book of Exodus: An Introduction (Part 1)