Beetle Blows Boiling Water Out Its Backside

The Bombardier Beetle is a miracle. I wish I could embed this video, but I wasn’t tech savvy enough to do it. You really should click over to this page to see the clip of this beetle that is able to perform a chemical reaction within its body that enables it to blast “boiling caustic […]

Championship Basketball

It’s better to honor God than to win, but that doesn’t mean we don’t try to honor God by winning! My oldest son’s 9 year old basketball team played in the championship game at Southeast Christian Church today, and with a great team effort we came home with the victory. Our watchwords were Defense, Dedication, […]

Congrats to Andy Naselli on From Typology to Doxology

My good friend Andy Naselli recently completed his second Phd. The first one was done at Bob Jones in Theology and resulted in an important book entitled Let Go and Let God? A Survey and Analysis of Keswick Theology. The second one was done at Trinity under D. A. Carson, and it has now been […]

Failed Humblebrag? Mosaic Self-Promotion? Or True Humility?

Some people think it ironic that Moses purportedly wrote Numbers 12:3, “Now the man Moses was very humble, more than any man who was on the face of the earth” (NAS). The irony is obvious, right? It’s hardly humble to declare yourself the most humble man in the world. Unless it’s true. In which case, […]

The Bible’s Sprawling, Ramshackle Narrative

Before we launch into Jeremiah, Lord willing, I’m doing three sermons on Biblical Theology at Kenwood. This past Sunday, August 21, 2011, it was my privilege to preach “A Story of Stories: The Bible’s Sprawling, Ramshackle Narrative.” The title of the sermon comes from a phrase used by David Steinmetz in an essay about the […]

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 […]

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 […]

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.” […]

OT Prayers Appealing to God’s Concern for His Own Glory

As I mentioned before, there are 77 tables in God’s Glory in Salvation through Judgment: A Biblical Theology, and I have permission from Crossway to make five of them available here for free. Each will be available for about 48 hours. The one linked in this post (cataloging prayers in the Old Testament that appeal to […]

Yahweh’s Intent to Make Himself Known: Limited Time Offer

The kind folks at Crossway have agreed to allow me to give you, dear reader of this blog, a set of gifts, each of which will be available for a limited time. There are 77 tables in God’s Glory in Salvation through Judgment: A Biblical Theology, and I have permission to make five of them available […]

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, […]

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.


A FedEx Truck just left this copy of God’s Glory in Salvation through Judgment: A Biblical Theology on our front doorstep. Praise the Lord! May his favor be upon us, and may he confirm the work of our hands (Ps 90:17). Some time back I thought through the timeline on this project. It’s a joy […]

In Houston This Weekend

Lord willing, I’ll be at Bethel Church Houston (formerly Bethel Independent Presbyterian Church) this Sunday, November 7, 2010. I’ll be preaching from Revelation 5 in their two morning services, and then at 5pm leading a Sunday Night Seminar on “God’s Glory in Salvation through Judgment: A Biblical Theology.” If you’re in the Houston area, it […]

Do You Love God’s Glory?

If you love God’s glory, you’ll be thrilled to see this new book: Christopher W. Morgan and Robert A. Peterson, ed., The Glory of God (Wheaton: Crossway, 2010). Here’s the Table of Contents from Crossway’s site: Contributors 17 Introduction 19 1. The Glory of God Present and Past Stephen J. Nichols 23 2. The Glory of God in […]

The Presuppositions of the Apostles’ Exegetical Method (according to Beale)

Richard Barcellos is doing a series of posts on the New Testament’s use of the Old, and today’s post includes this from Beale’s seminal essay: Beale lists five distinctive presuppositions of the apostles’ exegetical method: the assumption of corporate solidarity or representation. that Christ is viewed as representing the true Israel of the Old Testament […]

Köstenberger’s new Theology of John’s Gospel and Letters

Congratulations to Andreas Köstenberger on the publication of his massive A Theology of John’s Gospel and Letters. This is the first volume in what looks like an exciting new series from Zondervan, and this one is comprehensive. This book has been long in coming, and it is well worth the wait. The volume eclipses everything […]