Book Reviews

Book Reviews

John Dyer. From the Garden to the City: The Redeeming and Corrupting Power of Technology. Grand Rapids: Kregel, 2011. 192 pp. Reviewed by Mark Zockoll. John Dyer’s vocation, Director of Web Development for Dallas Theological Seminary, combines his dual passions of “teaching the Bible” and “computer programming” (14); it also renders him capable of writing [Continue Reading...]

An Exposition of Jacob’s Experience at Jabbok: Genesis 32:22–32

An Exposition of Jacob’s Experience at Jabbok: Genesis 32:22–32

Paul Vawter [1] Is it possible for man to obtain God’s blessing through strictly human efforts? Does there come a time in each believer’s life when he is forced to lean completely on God and cling to him in helplessness and so receive the blessing that God desires to give him? Often believers are tempted [Continue Reading...]

Dispensationalism: A Basis for Ecclesiastical Separation

Dispensationalism: A Basis for Ecclesiastical Separation

Larry R. Oats [1] There is a crisis in Baptist life today which cannot be resolved by bigger budgets, better programs, or more sophis­ticated systems of data processing and mass communication. It is a crisis of identity rooted in a fundamental theologi­cal failure of nerve. The two major diseases of the contem­porary church are spiritual [Continue Reading...]

Kingdoms in Conflict: Examining the Use of “Kingdom of Heaven” in Matthew

Kingdoms in Conflict: Examining the Use of  “Kingdom of Heaven” in Matthew

Tim Miller [1] Matthew is the only New Testament author to use the phrase “Kingdom of Heaven.” While the other gospels frequently reference the Kingdom of God, Kingdom of Heaven is uniquely Matthean. His extensive use of this phrase (thirty-two times) invites the question, What does Matthew mean by this Kingdom of Heaven? Two main [Continue Reading...]

A Case for Cessationism

A Case for Cessationism

Fred Moritz [1] The issue of whether revelation from God and the supernatural gifts of the Spirit have ceased is an issue of intense debate in the Christian world today. Perhaps the beginnings of the modern discussion can be traced to 1956 when Christian Life published the article “Is Evangelical Theology Changing?”[2] This article was [Continue Reading...]

Book Reviews

Book Reviews

Warren Wiersbe. On Being a Leader for God. Grand Rapids: Baker, 2011. 137 pages. Reviewed by David Lingle. Wiersbe is consistently worth reading and this short book is no exception. Wiersbe considers this the sequel and companion to his previous book On Being a Servant of God. Wiersbe maintains that “Christian leaders are people who, [Continue Reading...]