My Posts From This Week
Thanks to a good spot on Amazon, our local used bookstore, and an upcoming gift certificate to Westminster’s bookstore, I’ll soon have all of these but the last two. Having read Seitz’s other book in the series, The Character of Christian Scripture over the weekend, and getting Wenham’s book in the mail Friday, I can say I’m pretty stoked about digging into this series.
Taking all this together, I’m arguing for a 9-fold justification. What is summarized above is actually a triperspectival synthesis of the plenary addresses by Tom Schreiner, N. T. Wright, and Frank Theilman from the 2010 Evangelical Theological Society’s annual meeting (which was subsequently published in Journal of the Evangelical Theological Society last March).
In each chapter, Peterson outlines a biblical theology of each event or picture, starting with key Old Testament passages and then a thorough survey of the New Testament passages that unpack the event or picture in question. Though the book may seem daunting since it weighs in at over 500 pages, it is surprising clear and concise in style and more or less reads devotionally.
The deeper issue might be having a consumer mentality toward attending church rather than a missional mentality. This was part of the discussion in the membership class at our church last Sunday and I think fits into this discussion as well. When it comes to worship style, are you coming to church to consume the music? If that’s the case, you’ll be particularly bothered when the music set out for your “consumption” isn’t to your taste.
Like the other books in this series, I think this one deserves your time and attention if you’re serious about biblical studies. Those interested in eschatology in particular may find Thompson’s perspective engaging, as will those interested in seeing OT themes and prophecies more fully developed in Luke’s account in Acts. All in all, this is a great book and continues the line of helpful contributions in the New Studies in Biblical Theology series.
Top Links From Twitter
- As always, another helpful post: How to Regain Your Perspective When You Lose It | @MichaelHyatt bit.ly/zP1RrE
- I’m probably guilty of this: Dump-truck Counseling | Counseling One Another bit.ly/wR77F8
- An Apologetic of Gratitude | Wisdom from @douglaswils bit.ly/wmM2YS
- Because you need to know: Charts on What’s Cool and What’s Not bit.ly/ArgOz0
- Moore to the Point – Always Mardi Gras and Never Easter bit.ly/xwZu1H
- You might find this brief overview helpful: A Guide to Practicing Lent bit.ly/zFPNUA
- Bird lands in a lion cage. Exactly what you’d expect to happen happens. – 22 Words bit.ly/zaZJBl
- 4 Ways to Become a Leader People Want to Follow | Michael Hyatt bit.ly/wtfFwb