Biblical Theology, Köstenberger’s JETS Editorial, and J. P. Gabler

Andreas Köstenberger’s editorial in the most recent issue of JETS surveys the recent revival of biblical theology among evangelicals (“Editorial,” JETS 55 [2012]: 1–5). I am grateful that he took notice of my work in this area along with that of Greg Beale, Frank Thielman, and a host of others. A lot of good work […]

A 600 Page Book in 500 Words

Crossway had me fill out an Author Questionnaire on God’s Glory in Salvation through Judgment: A Biblical Theology, and one of the things they asked me do was summarize the book in 500 words. I thought back to this today as I wrote up a 500 word summary of another book for another Author Questionnaire […]

God: The Merciful Judge

This past weekend it was my privilege to be in Fayetteville, AR, at University Baptist Church. I spoke on the theme of God’s Glory in Salvation through Judgment: A Biblical Theology. These talks seek to summarize the Bible’s big story, highlighting the promises that generate the typological patterns. The talks are now available on UBC’s […]

CogitoCredo Interview on God’s Glory in Salvation through Judgment

Thanks to Calvin Moore for conversing with me about God’s Glory in Salvation through Judgment: A Biblical Theology. We had a good time talking about how this book joins the battle to save the west, about how the most serious books are the most devotional (HT C. S. Lewis), about how the issues Rob Bell […]

Summer Reading Plans

Thinking about reading through God’s Glory in Salvation through Judgment: A Biblical Theology this summer? Maybe it would help to gather some friends and go through it as a group, discussing things along the way. If you don’t have a quorum where you are, a group from Kenwood Baptist Church will be going through it […]

Piper Endorses GGSTJ

These words on the Crossway blog have me saying Soli Deo Gloria: “I was riveted. Never do I sit down and read sixty pages of ANY book that I get in the mail. But I could not stop—could not stop reading and could not stop rejoicing over God’s Glory in Salvation through Judgment. It is […]

The Chiastic Structure of Revelation: Limited Time Offer

And here is the fifth and final Table from God’s Glory in Salvation through Judgment: A Biblical Theology that will be posted here. This one lays out the chiastic structure of Revelation. I think this structure is key to understanding the book. My sermons on Revelation are here, my Preaching the Word commentary on the […]

Dan Phillips Reviews “God’s Glory in Salvation Through Judgment”

Ever wondered how to make an author really, really happy? Call his book terrific, then refer to its distinctives as sparkling! He’ll be smiling with a great smiling. Trust me. If you want to make it even better, say this as one farther along in the faith, from a big platform with a reputation for […]

Doxologies in the New Testament: Limited Time Offer

Here is the fourth of the five Tables from God’s Glory in Salvation through Judgment: A Biblical Theology that I’m posting here. This one gathers all the Doxologies in the New Testament. Like the previous one, the relevant statements of the verses are printed out along with the references. A fitting thing to read through […]

The Messianic Woes in the Old and New Testaments: Limited Time Offer

As noted earlier, Crossway is allowing me to post some Tables from God’s Glory in Salvation through Judgment: A Biblical Theology. This is the third of the five that will be posted here, and it seeks to provide background for statements like the one in Colossians 1:24, “Now I rejoice in my suffering for your […]

What Is God’s Glory?

Thomas R. Schreiner defines the glory of God in his essay in For the Fame of God’s Name as follows: “I would define the glory of God as the beauty, majesty, and greatness of who he is; therefore, in all he does, whether in salvation or in judgment, the greatness of his being is demonstrated.” […]

Amen to God’s God-Centeredness, and the Whole Bible Says So, Too

John Piper has a fascinating post today on how Brad Pitt stumbled over God’s concern for his own glory. Does the Bible teach that God seeks his own glory? Let me invite you to consider the evidence for the claim that God’s glory is his own ultimate purpose, the main theme of the whole Bible, […]

Daniel J. Brendsel on the Center of Biblical Theology

I’ve just re-read Daniel J. Brendsel’s essay, “Plots, Themes, and Responsibilities: The Search for a Center of Biblical Theology Reexamined,” Themelios 35.3 (2010): 400–12, which has me more convinced than ever that the center of biblical theology is the glory of God in salvation through judgment. I’m going to paste my notes on Brendsel’s essay […]

On Engaging Your World with Tom Crouse on February 16

At 2pm On February 16 at 2pm you can tune in at for a live interview with Tom Crouse about God’s Glory in Salvation through Judgment. UPDATE: Rescheduled for Wednesday, February 16, 2011, 2pm, Lord willing.

Part 2 of the CBD Interview

Part 1 of Matthew Miller’s interview with me is here, and Part 2 is now online. The interview is mainly about God’s Glory in Salvation through Judgment: A Biblical Theology, but the questions in Part 2 ranged from Inerrancy to the New Perspective with the SBC reformation in between.

Dempster Reviews God’s Glory in Salvation through Judgment

Stephen Dempster is Professor of Religious Studies at Crandall University in Moncton, New Brunswick, Canada and is the author of a book I learned a ton from and love to recommend: Dominion and Dynasty: A Theology of the Hebrew Bible (IVP, 2003). His prose is beautifully constructed and communicates profound insight, so I was delighted […]

Christmas and the Center of Biblical Theology

From the interview on the CBD Academic blog: Matthew: Given the current season of the year, could you briefly outline how the Christmas story contributes to your understanding of God’s Glory? Hamilton: When God set in motion his plan to save his people and defeat his foes, he sent his son to be born. Overturning […]

Biblical Theology Interview on the CBD Academic Blog

Matthew Miller writes an academic blog for, and he has put up a very encouraging post about God’s Glory in Salvation through Judgment, which is followed by an interview on the book. “How many Christmas cards do you get with the word ‘judgment’?” “Interview” He raised great questions that I enjoyed answering.