Reflections on the Bible: Human Word and Word of God by Dietrich Bonhoeffer

In honor of the 113th anniversary of Dietrich Bonhoeffer’s birthday (February 4, 1906), here are a few excerpts from a collection of his writings as found in Reflections on the Bible: Human Word and Word of God (Hendrickson, 2017). Word and Deed In a world in which deeds speak their own language in such an … Continue reading Reflections on the Bible: Human Word and Word of God by Dietrich Bonhoeffer

“Not Your Grandma’s Old”: An Excerpt from Love’s Way

Have you wondered how to talk to your parents now that they’re getting older and may need to consider some serious changes? It’s hard to have that first “conversation,” but it’s necessary. Love’s Way: Living Peacefully with Your Family as Your Parents Age, written by two professional family mediators, is the perfect place to start. … Continue reading “Not Your Grandma’s Old”: An Excerpt from Love’s Way

10 Quotes about Christmas by Martin Luther

“See, such great things are contained in these seemingly unimportant words, ‘Behold, thy king.’ Such boundless gifts are brought by this poor and despised king. All this reason does not understand, nor nature comprehend, but faith alone does. Therefore, he is called your king; yours, who are vexed and harassed by sin, Satan, death and … Continue reading 10 Quotes about Christmas by Martin Luther

Dig Deeper into the Christmas Story with Hendrickson Publishers and Carta Jerusalem

What Kind of Shepherds Did the Angels Appear to? Excerpt from Sketches of Jewish Social Life, a biblical reference classic written by Alfred Edersheim in 1876: It may therefore be regarded as a settled point that, according to the Jewish fathers, Messiah, the Son of David, was to be born in Bethlehem of Judah. But … Continue reading Dig Deeper into the Christmas Story with Hendrickson Publishers and Carta Jerusalem

Emil Brunner on the Incarnation

On the occasion of the 129th anniversary of Swiss Reformed theologian Emil Brunner (1889–1966)—especially so close to Christmas—we thought it would be fitting to share an excerpt from the book on Brunner from Hendrickson’s Makers of the Modern Theological Mind series by J. Edward Humphrey (1918–1999), who studied under Brunner in the 1940s. The Incarnation … Continue reading Emil Brunner on the Incarnation

An Excerpt from The Essential Writings of Meredith G. Kline

By Sarah Welch, Editorial Assistant In honor of Meredith G. Kline’s birthday, I’m excited to share a passage from Essential Writings of Meredith G. Kline. I’ve chosen an excerpt that strikes me not only because it uses linguistic evidence to interpret a passage of the Bible, but because the way Kline demonstrates God’s involvement in … Continue reading An Excerpt from The Essential Writings of Meredith G. Kline

Remembering Thomas Merton and Karl Barth Fifty Years Later

By Patricia Anders, Editorial Director Not too long ago, I was surprised to discover that two of my favorite theologians died on exactly the same day: December 10, 1968. Thomas Merton (1915–1968) died at the age of 53 near Bangkok, Thailand, and Karl Barth (1886–1968) died at 82 in Basel, Switzerland. Since it is the … Continue reading Remembering Thomas Merton and Karl Barth Fifty Years Later

How Christians Should Approach Controversial Books

By Sarah Welch, Editorial Assistant I thought a lot about reconciliation while reading Daniel Crane’s book 7 Books that Rocked the Church, which discusses—you guessed it—seven books which at different points have unsettled leaders and members of the Christian church. Included are well-known titles like Darwin’s Origin of Species, and one or two I was … Continue reading How Christians Should Approach Controversial Books

Herman Bavinck’s Philosophy of Revelation, World War I, and Trying to Be Our Own Creator and Redeemer

By Patricia Anders, Editorial Director The modern man no longer feels himself a miserable creature, who has fallen from his original destiny, and no longer regards the earth as a vale of tears, which has taken the place of the original paradise. He can conceive nothing more wonderful than this beautiful world, which has evolved … Continue reading Herman Bavinck’s Philosophy of Revelation, World War I, and Trying to Be Our Own Creator and Redeemer

Five Takeaways from Septuaginta: A Reader’s Edition

By Tirzah Frank, Assistant Editor Ordinarily, I’d write this post about how the Septuagint is important, how the reader’s edition will help students of New Testament Greek expand their Koine horizons, and how excited I personally am for this opportunity to explore more Greek. However, Ross and Lanier have been doing a great job covering … Continue reading Five Takeaways from Septuaginta: A Reader’s Edition