The Gospel-Centered Woman is Wendy Alsup’s third book (first, second) and a return to practical theology. How does theology get behind the polite smiles and Conservative Christian Values to hurt, brokenness and depravity? Wendy’s contention is that it is the gospel alone that equips us to bridge this gap. The truths of the gospel are a comfort to men as well but ‘there is also a particular balm to women that meets us in the woundings tied specifically to our gender.’ Read more
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I’ve just received a new copy of The Books of the Bible! I’ve been making very positive noises about this for a while. It has just become available in Australia, but my mate Kutz has got a couple of copies to give away – if this will be useful to you, let me know in the comments below!
This is my go-to Bible for everyday use, because The Books of the Bible is a reader’s Bible, designed for reading instead of referencing. And that’s a big deal. But I’ve talked about reader’s Bibles recently, and I’ve previously reviewed the original version of The Books of the Bible, so all I really want to do here is give you a feel for it. There are photos below.
In this series of talks for women, Tamie Davis brings together her passion for the Old Testament with her background in literature and her care for women in the Church. Tamie is a creative and engaging speaker, a wise teacher and a discerning reader of Scripture. As her husband, I’m biased — but I reckon you’ll find these encouraging!
The talks cover three early chapters from the Book of Deuteronomy, part of the ancient Bible story that should continue to shape our story as God’s people today.
Some of the issues that come up include: What does it actually look like to live for God every day? Why and how do we rest? How do we play our part in inspiring the next generation?
Download the audio from the Grace Conference website. Grace Conference runs each year in Adelaide, Australia.
Arthur and I often get asked who our preaching heroes are. Who do we listen to and model ourselves on? I think we probably get asked because we’re quite vocal about our reservations about popular preachers such as Mark Driscoll and John Piper and even Tim Keller. It’s not that we think these guys have nothing to offer, but we’re hesitant about how much Australians should take on board from sermons preached by Americans to Americans. On the surface, the two cultures seem to have much in common but probe a little deeper and both secular and church culture are vastly different. So we’re keen to listen to Australian voices. Read more
There is a glut of modern English Bible versions! None of them are perfect, of course, but how do we choose which is most appropriate?
I’ve argued previously that the NIV is the most versatile version. However, different translations serve different purposes. For exploring this further I highly recommend this article by Bible translator Donna.
So then, depending on the setting, there are several different versions that I like to recommend. These include… Read more