A Theological Treatise on Agape Love

Donald Bloesch—the beloved American theologian—catalogs his thoughts on biblical love in the following excerpt from The Paradox of Holiness. These paragraphs are taken from the beginning of the chapter dedicated to the subject of agape love. Let this whet your appetite for more of Bloesch's thoughtful musings on God and our relationship to Christ. Love … Continue reading A Theological Treatise on Agape Love

How Sukkot Can Help Christians Appreciate Jesus More

By Tirzah Frank, Assistant Editor As noted in my previous posts on Rosh-HaShanah and Yom Kippur, I’m an editorial assistant at Hendrickson Publishers, and I’m reading through (and reporting on) The Complete Jewish Study Bible’s topical articles about the three upcoming Jewish holidays. Sukkot is the third and final holiday. Its practice is interesting and … Continue reading How Sukkot Can Help Christians Appreciate Jesus More

What Yom Kippur Can Teach Christians about Atonement

By Tirzah Frank, Assistant Editor As I mentioned in my post on Rosh-HaShanah, I’m in the midst of reading The Complete Jewish Study Bible’s topical articles on the three major Jewish fall holidays, approaching them from a position of complete ignorance. While reading about Rosh-HaShanah gave me confidence in the constancy of God, reading about … Continue reading What Yom Kippur Can Teach Christians about Atonement

Donald Bloesch on Faith and Prayer

Donald Bloesch was a noted American evangelical theologian who characterized himself a "progressive evangelical" or "ecumenical orthodox," critiquing the excesses of both the theological Left and Right. Bloesch's pietistic background and spiritual life lay at the heart of understanding his theology and how Christianity is to continue into the future. The below excerpt is from … Continue reading Donald Bloesch on Faith and Prayer

The Glory of the Cross – Reflections for Good Friday

In the spirit of the Easter holiday, we’ll be sharing quotes from our new release The Glory of the Cross by James Philip that reflect on the major stages of Jesus’ crucifixion and resurrection. Visit Hendrickson’s blog tomorrow and Sunday for more sneak peeks into this intellectual and moving book, as well as thoughtful passages … Continue reading The Glory of the Cross – Reflections for Good Friday