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  • Top 5 Commentaries on the Book of Jeremiah

    from Keith Mathison Nov 22, 2008 Category: Articles

    The prophet Jeremiah witnessed the fall of Judah in 586 B.C. Jeremiah's prophecies declare the end of one era and announce the beginning of another. There are a number of quite helpful commentaries on this prophetic book, and the following are five of the best. Keep Reading
  • Top 5 Commentaries on the Book of Isaiah

    from Keith Mathison Nov 17, 2008 Category: Articles

    Of all the eighth century prophetic books, none matches the sheer scope of the book of Isaiah. His book covers the common prophetic themes of impending judgment and future restoration, but Isaiah also focuses much attention on the coming messianic King, the servant of God. There are a number of quite helpful commentaries on this prophetic book, and the following are five of the best. Keep Reading
  • Top 5 Commentaries on the Book of Galatians

    from Keith Mathison Nov 08, 2008 Category: Articles

    The book of Galatians is sometimes referred to as "the charter of Christian liberty." In it, Paul fights tooth and nail for the doctrine of justification by faith alone in Christ alone. There are a number of helpful commentaries on this epistle, and the following are five of the best.    Keep Reading
  • A Visible Word

    from Keith Mathison Nov 05, 2008 Category: Articles

    Robert Bruce (1551-1631) is not a household name, even among knowledgeable Reformed Christians. He was at one time, however, one of the most important leaders in the Church of Scotland. He was the successor of John Knox and James Lawson and preached at the Great Kirk of St. Giles in Edinburgh. St. Giles holds a prominent place in Reformation history, being the site where Knox preached his first sermon on the Reformation. The Mystery of the Lord's Supper (Christian Heritage) contains five sermons preached by Bruce at St. Giles in February and March of the year 1589. Keep Reading
  • When an Architect Should “Take a Mulligan”

    from Keith Mathison Nov 02, 2008 Category: Articles

    I was recently skimming a book about Cambridge University and ran across a picture of the new Divinity Faculty building completed in 2000. Having looked at page after page of pictures of the centuries-old buildings of Cambridge, I was taken aback by the design chosen for this new structure. I decided to do an online search to see what the old building looked like.  It's quite a contrast. Here is a picture of the old Divinity Faculty building: Keep Reading
  • Top 5 Commentaries on The Song of Songs

    from Keith Mathison Nov 01, 2008 Category: Articles

    It is somewhat difficult to recommend a "Top 5" list on the Song of Songs because one's inclusion of commentaries in the list will largely depend on whether one takes an allegorical or non-allegorical approach to the book. The list below is based on my own non-allegorical approach to the book. Keep Reading
  • Wittenberg: The Protestant Rome?

    from Keith Mathison Oct 30, 2008 Category: Articles

    What happens when church marketing meets church history? Citizens of the German city of Wittenberg may soon find out. In honor of the 500th anniversary of Martin Luther's arrival in Wittenberg as a student and a monk, the leaders of the Evangelical Church in Germany (EKD) have declared a "Luther Decade" -- a plan to rebuild German Protestantism. Keep Reading
  • A New “Must Read” for Reformed Christians

    from Keith Mathison Oct 25, 2008 Category: Articles

    For the last several years, I have been hearing rumors of a book project that was being developed by Dr. James T. Dennison. According to the "word on the street," Dennison was working on a multi-volume work that would include most or all of the Reformed confessions of the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries in English translation. Some of these confessions have long been available in English, but many have never before been translated. Occasionally, I would see references being made to this work on various blogs and forums, but I did not know when it would be complete. Keep Reading
  • Top 5 Commentaries on the Book of Ecclesiastes

    from Keith Mathison Oct 18, 2008 Category: Articles

    Vanity of vanities! All is vanity. So begins the book of Ecclesiastes, one of the more difficult books of Scripture to interpret and apply. The book deals with questions of despair, suffering, and folly -- in other words, life in a fallen world. Ecclesiastes teaches us that life without God leads ultimately to futility. There are a number of helpful commentaries on this epistle, and the following are five of the best. Keep Reading
  • Top 5 Commentaries on the Book of 2 Corinthians

    from Keith Mathison Oct 11, 2008 Category: Articles

    The book of 2 Corinthians sheds much light on Paul's Gospel Ministry and is one of his most personal letters. There are a number of helpful commentaries on this epistle, and the following are five of the best. Keep Reading

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