What I’m Reading – 1/23/15

Below are some of the articles and books I’ve read recently that you may enjoy perusing.

  • The Bible: So Misunderstood It’s a Sin, by Kurt Eichenwald – Newsweek published this article just before Christmas. It has little, if anything, that I agree with, but it’s an important article for Christians and pastors to know about, so I’ll be having my hermeneutics classes reading it in the future. For helpful responses to the claims of this article, see here, herehere, here, and here.
  • Baptist Foundations: Church Government for an Anti-Institutional Age, edited by Mark Dever and Jonathan Leeman – This textbook on Baptist polity, which includes essays by Tom Schreiner, John Hammett, Ben Merkle, and others, is coming out in a few months, but pastors and students will want to go ahead and put it on their wish list! Here is the endorsement I wrote for this great volume:

“BAPTIST FOUNDATIONS is a book whose time has come. In fact it has been needed for quite a while! Written by both scholars and practitioners, this book is biblical, theological and practical. And, it is thorough. Do not be intimidated by it’s length. Read it at your leisure and be sure to consult it again and again when you have important ecclesiological questions. The odds are it has a helpful word.”