Bound for the Promised Land: An Interview with Oren Martin

July 6, 2015Biblical Theology, Covenants, Interviews, Kingdom, Matthew Claridge, NT Use of the OT, Old Testament Studies, Redemptive History, Theological Method, Typology

If the political fight over the land of Israel weren’t bad enough, the role of the Promised Land in Scripture has often divided American Evangelicals. Are the Land Promises–so prominent in the Old Testament covenants and deeply embedded in the future hopes of the prophetic literature–simply allegorized in the NT church’s gospel mission or do … Read More

Review: Against the Church (Matt Claridge)

April 3, 2014Baptism, Baptists, Church, Covenants, Ecclesiology, Effectual Calling, Election, Lord's Supper, Matthew Claridge, Regeneration, Reviews

Provocative as always, the title of Wilson’ newest book, Against the Church, immediately caught my eye. I was further intrigued as I read the back cover description, “Wilson takes a hammer to some of our very favorite graven images, and we’ve set up display cases for them in our churches: Liturgy, Tradition, Systematics, Infant Baptism, … Read More

John Owen the Baptist? (Luke Stamps)

August 8, 2013Covenants, John Owen, Luke Stamps

In his new book, The Distinctiveness of Baptist Covenant Theology, Pascal Denault provocatively suggests that John Owen was a Baptist.  Of course, Denault is well aware that Owen was in fact a Congregationalist.  Denault’s point is that, in many respects, Owen’s understanding of the biblical covenants was closer to the Particular Baptist view than it … Read More

Panel on “Kingdom through Covenant”

April 15, 2013Audio, Covenants

Here is a recent panel discussion at SBTS on Wellum and Gentry’s new book, Kingdom through Covenant: A Biblical-Theological Understanding of the Covenants. (Also, you may be interested in the interview Credo Magazine did with Wellum and Gentry here and here.)

A Response to Zaspel’s Review (Peter Gentry and Stephen Wellum)

November 26, 2012Covenants, Reviews

[Editor’s note: Yesterday, Fred Zaspel wrote a review of Stephen Wellum and Peter Gentry’s new book, Kingdom through Covenant: A Biblical-Theological Understanding of the Covenants. Today Wellum and Gentry are responding and answering the questions Zaspel raised in his review.] We are grateful to Fred Zaspel for a careful and thorough reading of our work. … Read More

Some Reflections on Kingdom Through Covenant

November 26, 2012Covenants, Reviews

Wellum, Stephen, and Peter Gentry. Kingdom through Covenant: A Biblical-Theological Understanding of the Covenants. Wheaton, IL: Crossway, 2012. Review by Fred G. Zaspel– Hurricane Sandy was for our family not the disaster it was for so many, but it was a major inconvenience. One happy spot in it all, however, was that the several days’ … Read More

A Smoking Fire Pot and a Flaming Torch

April 26, 2012Covenants, Matthew Barrett

By Matthew Barrett —   One of the most difficult questions biblical interpreters of Genesis face is this: Is the covenant God makes with Abraham in Genesis 15 conditional or unconditional? Good question. But in order to answer such a question we need to take a step back. In Genesis 12 the Lord calls Abram … Read More