This is the final list of recommendations for the month of August:

– Daniel Kirk talks about recent motions in the SBL here and here. Also, he is thinking about the doctrine of hell.

– Fr. Ted Bobosh has begun a series on Orthodoxy here, here, and here.

– Lisa Robinson shares a “gripe” about the Word/Faith Movement.

– Roger Olson writes on evangelicalism’s relationship with Open Theism. Marc Cortez comments. Olson goes on to say Open Theism doesn’t matter. Does anything matter to Olson? Why am I reading his blog again?!

– Joel Watts ask if there is something wrong with seminaries or if it is the seminarians.

– Robert Kashow explains the problem with “confessional institutions”.

– Hunter Baker wants to know why so many people have made different interpretations of Genesis a primary issue of debate.

– Trevin Wax tells us how the church prepares us for Judgment Day.

– Charles Garland provides four reasons for studying the OT sacrificial system.

– Mark Stevens has a question about preaching the Psalms.

– Larry Hurtado provides a “new take” on Christ’s cry from the cross. He shares his published review of James Dunn’s Did the First Christians Worship Jesus? as well as an essay on Martin Hengel’s impact.

– Nick Norelli shares some Simon Gathercole lectures on the pre-existence of Christ.

– T.C. Robinson talks about the gifts in relation to Gal. 5.13. On another note, he has re-embraced being a “Christian” but he is still struggling with being called an “evangelical”. Marc Cortez makes a plea for not abandoning the label too quickly. Finally, T.C. has some problems with “Pulpit-Centered Worship”. I’m personally concerned when people begin to actually worship pulpits!!!

– Scott Bailey is doing a series on apocalypticism in Luke here, here, here, here, and here.

– Jonathan Brown outlines Paul’s reason for writing Romans.

– James McGrath shares a quote from Adele Berlin that reminds us we must distinguish between a historical person and their literary representative.

– Derek Ouellette interviews Ruth Hoppin who has argued that Priscilla wrote the Book of Hebrew. Also, he shares some thoughts on the “Calvinism” of Jude while concluding it is more synergistic.

– Chris Reese reviews James E. White’s Christ Among the Dragons.

– Scott Lencke begins Marcus J. Borg’s Putting Away Childish Things.

– C. Michael Patton reviews Logos 4. Also, he shares his view on Christians being prohibited to drink alcohol. It made me want to go down a Guinness!