4 Tips for Reading the Book of Proverbs in Biblical Hebrew

By Meg Rusick, Marketing & Communications Manager Even for those who know ancient Hebrew well, the book of Proverbs can be a difficult one to read. Its short and pithy sayings are at best mysterious, and at worst confusing. It doesn’t always seem to follow a logical stream of consciousness, and at times seems to … Continue reading 4 Tips for Reading the Book of Proverbs in Biblical Hebrew

What’s the difference between the NA28 and the UBS5? Plus a FREE printable resource.

by Meg Rusick, Marketing & Communications Manager Recently we attended Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary’s orientation week, to meet with students and showcase our array of biblical studies and language reference books. One of the most common questions we heard was about the main differences between the Nestle-Aland Novum Testamentum Graece (NA28) and Greek New Testament, 5th Revised … Continue reading What’s the difference between the NA28 and the UBS5? Plus a FREE printable resource.

“It is time to give!”: How Disability in Mission Strives to Empower Those with Disabilities

Nathan G. John* is a missionary/university professor and I, Dave C. Deuel, am a pastor/seminary professor. Between us, we hope that we have enough in-reach to local church and missions leadership. We enjoy a close rapport with our colleagues in churches and missions organizations whom we want to challenge with the message of Disability in … Continue reading “It is time to give!”: How Disability in Mission Strives to Empower Those with Disabilities

Living All of Life to the Glory of God: Herman Bavinck’s Theology of Confession

By Levi Bakerink, Academic Sales Representative The concept of “confession” usually carries negative connotations. We confess feelings of guilt and shame to one another. If a defendant pleads guilty, it’s a confession of their crime. Within religious contexts, confession might bring images of cathedrals, booths, and acts of penance. Even the Foo Fighters’ confession in … Continue reading Living All of Life to the Glory of God: Herman Bavinck’s Theology of Confession

The Problem of Suffering: Excerpts from Job: The Faith to Challenge God

By Amy Paulsen-Reed, Academic Sales Manager, Key Account Sales Rep, and Acquisitions Editor, and Jocelyn Lee, Editorial/Marketing Intern In our darkest moments, our instinct is to reach for answers. Even veteran Christians sometimes struggle to reconcile the truths they’ve learned about God in the Bible with the suffering they see in their own lives. For … Continue reading The Problem of Suffering: Excerpts from Job: The Faith to Challenge God

Interview with Jonathan G. Kline about A Proverb a Day in Biblical Hebrew

Jonathan G. Kline’s 2 Minutes a Day Biblical Language Series is well known for its accessible and attractive content and formatting. His latest project is A Proverb a Day in Biblical Hebrew, a book/devotional designed to help readers of all levels of Hebrew competence meditate on and understand the concise and sometimes mysterious sayings found in … Continue reading Interview with Jonathan G. Kline about A Proverb a Day in Biblical Hebrew

Why Your Joy Matters: What Donald Bloesch’s Book Taught Me

By Chelsea Gonzalez, Marketing, Sales, and Rights Assistant The Christian Life, a Contradiction The title The Paradox of Holiness caught my eye because the idea of contradiction, especially as it refers to Christian life, is intriguing to me. Apparently the cherished theologian Donald Bloesch believed the same, which is why he dedicated one of his … Continue reading Why Your Joy Matters: What Donald Bloesch’s Book Taught Me

Translating Herman Bavinck: A Q&A with the Editors of The Sacrifice of Praise

Dutch theologian Herman Bavinck (1854–1921) is widely celebrated as one of the most eloquent divines in the Reformed tradition. Thanks to Cameron Clausing and Gregory Parker's hard work, we now have a brand new English translation of one more of Bavinck's esteemed works: The Sacrifice of Praise. Including a new introduction and scriptural citations, The … Continue reading Translating Herman Bavinck: A Q&A with the Editors of The Sacrifice of Praise

5 Answers to Questions about the Jewish Roots of Christianity

What does the Jewishness of Jesus mean and why is it important? David Mishkin and Craig A. Evans facilitate the conversation around this question in the book that they co-edited: A Handbook on the Jewish Roots of the Christian Faith. Serving as a comprehensive yet concise primer on the Jewish roots of the Christian faith, … Continue reading 5 Answers to Questions about the Jewish Roots of Christianity

An Easter Message of Victory from Karl Barth

By Patricia Anders, Editorial Director On the occasion of the 133rd birthday anniversary of Swiss-German theologian Karl Barth (1886–1968) on May 10, which falls during the liturgical season of Easter this year, it seems appropriate to share some of Barth’s thoughts on the resurrection—an Easter message of victory that we need to hear over and … Continue reading An Easter Message of Victory from Karl Barth