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
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
"Because we have the Bible so easily available to us (even on our phones!) and in so many different versions, I fear we sometimes take it for granted. I know I do. I would like to cultivate the reverence and awe for scripture that is apparent in so many early Christian authors." This statement by … Continue reading Q&A with the Author of Christianity in the Roman Empire
“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
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
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
We have been really pleased over the past several weeks to see the enthusiastic reception of the Reader‘s Edition. It’s garnered a lot of positive attention in various outlets in terms of both production and content. Here are some examples from around the blogosphere:
Amidst all this discussion, one question has been raised fairly often: Where should I start?
The Plan and the Ranking Index
In an effort to help answer this question, I have drawn up a one year reading plan for working through the Septuagint from easier portions to harder portions of the corpus. I explain the nitty-gritty details on the first page of the plan, which you can view and/or download below.
The short and sweet version is that…
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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
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
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