Book Review: New Testament Wisdom For Everyone @SPCKPublishing

New Testament Wisdom For Everyone by Tom Wright Series: ...For Everyone Also in this series: Job for Everyone Published by SPCK Publishing on April 2013 Genres: Biblical Studies, Commentary Pages: 160 Format: Paperback To follow Jesus we have to learn to think inside out, in looking-glass fashion: what the world counts as great is foolishness, and what the world counts as folly is the true wisdom. Cling on to your life and you’ll lose it; give everything you’ve got to following Jesus, including life itself, and you’ll win it. In every generation there are, it seems, a few people who…

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Christians buy into theology too easily.

We all do it. We see something snazzy, something punchy, a cool slogan or strap line, and we think ‘Yeah! I believe that!’. All too often, the Christian Church is too lazy to get to know God through deep study of scripture, doctrine and theology. Because of that laziness, we are tempted to be willing to accept any strap lines, quotes and literature that people throw at us at face value, without even attempting to scratch the surface of the books, literature, quotes and other things that we taken in and value as ‘Gospel Truth’. Please hear me now: I am guilty…

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Book Review: Parallel Lives of Jesus, Edward Adams @SPCKPublishing

For those of you who regularly follow me on Facebook or Twitter, you will know that at the time of this post’s writing, I am currently revising for an exam on the Four Gospels and the book of Acts. A few months ago, SPCK kindly asked me to start reviewing books for them, and they have again asked me to carry on this year. This is my third book review for SPCK, and another one on N T Wright’s ‘Simply Jesus’ will be out soon! After that, there will be some more reviews on some recent book releases, and I’m…

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Finding Jesus in the Old Testament

Have you ever heard the saying “Jesus is in the Old Testament concealed, and the New Testament revealed”? It’s a saying often heard in Christian communities and theology groups and various other Bible studies. Although, I don’t agree with the saying at all. I would say that

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Can Christians get by without the Old Testament?

It’s very easy for Christians to forget about and disown the Old Testament isn’t it? I mean, I know I’ve done it countless times. Surely everything we need to know about Christ is in the New Testament. It’s just so boring at times! It’s so… irrelevant considering what Jesus came to do. And what about the so called contradictions between OT and NT? These are the all

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