Happy New Year, again! Here is some reading to start 2011 (many are more than a week old, but I didn’t do a review last week):
– Daniel Kirk wrote on the coming Christ in Matthew, how that Christ is king, and the birth chronology of the First Gospel. Likewise, he wrote on Luke’s Christ as world-turner and the birth chronology of the Third Gospel.
– Paul Copan writes on the myths and reality of the first Christmas.
– Andrew McGowen explains how Christmas ended up being celebrated on December 25th.
– Craig L. Adams examines John Wesley’s views on the spiritual gifts.
– Colby Whittaker, a student at Duke Divinity, has written a brilliant Dr. Seuss-esque retelling of Gnosticism.
– James K.A. Smith answers some questions about the new Calvinism.
– P.J. Williams provides practical uses for Greek accents.
– John Blake examines the enduring popularity of C.S. Lewis.
– The Western Seminary blog has a brief interview with R. Kent Hughes.
– Francis Chan is going to Asia.
– For Christians in the United States who complain that our Christmas celebrations are being threatened, maybe you should consider our brothers and sisters in Iraq.
– Anthony Bradley says that if you really want to be missional you need to adopt.
– Learn what philosophers died in 2010.
– Marc Cortez reviews Rodney Stark’s God’s Battalions.