WJK’s New Testament Library: Philippians and Philemon by Charles B. Cousar

Philippians and Philemon: A Commentary.  The New Testament Library. Author: Charles B. Cousar Publisher:  Westminster John Knox Press, Louisville, KY, 2009 ISBN-13: 9780664221225 First, I would like to thank for fine people at Presbyterian Publishing Corp for sending me this commentary to review. When I first saw this commentary, the first thing I noticed was …

New commentary on Romans by Prof. Craig Keener

It's been a while but I need to get back to blogging. I've been busy since Christmas and finally have  some time to breath now. Nijay Gupta posted his interview with Dr. Craig Keener, Professor of N.T. Theology at Palmer Theological Seminary (Pt.1 here and Pt.2 here) [Hat tip: Brian].   Prof. Craig Keener has a …

Baker Exegetical Commentary on the New Testament: Mark by Robert H. Stein

MARK Series: Baker Exegetical Commentary on the New Testament Author: Robert H. Stein Publisher: Grand Rapids, MI: Baker Academic, 2008. ISBN: 0-8010-2682-2 ISBN13: 978-0-8010-2682-9 I would like to thank the fine people at Baker Publishing for sending me a review copy of Mark from the Baker Exegetical Commentary on the New Testament.   The author, Professor …

Deuteronomy 17: How the government/governor should govern

Deuteronomy 17:14-20 gives some instructions for the government/governor. Maybe our governments should heed this biblical advice for today? It's still relevant. 1/ The people must pray about who we choose to vote for. “be sure to appoint over you the king the Lord your God chooses.” (Deut. 17:15, TNIV) 2/ The national leader must be …

Building a biblical commentary library: commentary recommendations

One of the tools a pastor needs when preparing sermons is a biblical commentary. When I have enough money in my piggy bank, I would like to build a complete library of each book of the bible. My library of incomplete biblical commentaries is very loose and eclectic at this point. One option I’ve been …