Happy Sunday, friends!  We hope you had a wonderful Thanksgiving week with family and friends. We did! It was a busy and fruitful week at ThinkTheology.org, so here’s what went down over the past 7 days in case you missed any of it…

Reviews of Books and Music! – Six New Posts

There were several resource reviews this week. We only review stuff we think you will like. So, you will like it all (and thus, you will buy or otherwise seek to appropriate these resources)!  Read all of the reviews of Counterfeit Gospels by Trevin Wax, She Can Teach by Jackie Roese,  Preaching: A Biblical Theology by Jason Meyer, Savior, Friend (An Album of Hymns) by Sherri Hampton, Evangelical Peacemakers edited by David Gushee, and Karl Barth’s Christological Ecclesiology by Kimlyn Bender.

Biblical Studies – Three New Posts

Three new posts in the Biblical Studies forum this week focus on texts and themes in the gospels of Mark and Luke.  Kenny Burchard contributes all three posts for your reading pleasure.  First up is a survey of the theme of Pneuma (spirit) in Mark’s Gospel, second is a double-take on the Parable of the Persistent Widow in Luke 18 (did she really pray, and not lose heart, or did she do something else?). That post also contains a link to an audio exposition of that text given at The Oasis Foursquare Church. Finally, read The Gospels are not Jesus’ Life-History. They’re Gospels for an important reminder about the genre of Gospel in the New Testament (with a particular emphasis on the gospel of Mark).

Theological Studies – Three New Posts

There were three contributions by Able and Luke to the Theological Studies forum this week. Check out Luke’s A Necessary Focus of Prolegomena: Why Study Theology? and Berkouwer on Christ’s Relationship to the Hebrew Scriptures. Finally, read Able’s reflections and prayerful invitation to join him in his dialogue with Mormon missionaries in his post, Tonight, two Mormon women came to my door.

Practical Issues – Seven New Posts

There is a ton of new stuff in the Practical Theology forum this week, including two posts on Karl Barth’s writings, an introduction to the writings of Jurgen Moltmann, the Weekly Wesley post, part three of Kenny’s series on Biblical Masculinity, and two posts for those wanting to expand your use of LOGOS Bible Software for preaching and for seminary studies.

Guest Contributor, Rebecca Tomas

Read Rebecca’s challenging piece, Do You Worship Your Convictions? Be sure to join into the growing comments thread emerging on Rebecca’s post. 

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That’s a big week for us here! Twenty posts covering every facet of our commitment to think together about Biblical, Theological, and Practical issues, and to provide you with insight into some excellent books (and even music this time!). Okay, now you know what you missed, so jump in and catch up. See you next week!

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