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Understanding the Whole Bible


Here is a list of all of the one volume biblical theologies out there designed to help us understand the whole story of the Bible:

Biblical Theology: Old and New Testaments by Geerhardus Vos

The Drama of Scripture: Finding Our Place in the Biblical Story by Craig G. Bartholomew & Michael W. Goheen

The Story of Israel: A Biblical Theology by C.M. Pate, J.S. Duvall, J.D. Hays et al.

The God of Promise and the Life of Faith by Scott Hafemann

The Unity of the Bible by Daniel Fuller

The Ways of Our God: An Approach to Biblical Theology by Charles Scobie

The Temple and the Church’s Mission by G.K. Beale

Engaging with God : A Biblical Theology of Worship by David Peterson

According to Plan: The Unfolding Revelation of God in the Bible
by Graeme Goldsworthy

Far as the Curse is Found: The Covenant Story of Redemption by Michael D. Williams

God’s Big Picture: Tracing the Story-line of the Bible
by Vaughn Roberts

Symphony of Scripture: Making Sense of the Bible’s Many Themes by Mark Strom

Announcing the Kingdom: The Story of God’s Mission in the Bible by Arthur F. Glasser

What on Earth is the Kingdom of God? by W.A. Young, Jr.

The Story of the Kingdom: A Simple Explanation of the Bible
by Jonathan Gibson

The Progress Of Redemption: The Story of Salvation from Creation to the New Jerusalem by Willem A. Vangemeren

From Creation to New Creation: Understanding the Bible Story by Tim Chester

Everything You Want to Know About the Bible by Peter Downey & Ben Shaw

Salvation to the Ends of the Earth: A Biblical Theology of Mission by Andreas Kostenberger & Peter O’Brien

Some Days Are Better Than Others


Some days are dry, some days are leaky
Some days come clean, other days are sneaky
Some days take less, but most days take more
Some slip through your fingers and onto the floor
Some days you’re quick, but most days you’re speedy
Some days you use more force than is necessary
Some days just drop in on us
Some days are better than others

Some days it all adds up
And what you got is not enough
Some days are better than others

Some days are slippy, other days sloppy
Some days you can’t stand the sight of a puppy
Your skin is white but you think you’re a brother
Some days are better than others

Some days you wake up with her complaining
Some sunny days you wish it was raining
Some days are sulky, some days have a grin
And some days have bouncers and won’t let you in

Some days you hear a voice
Taking you to another place
Some days are better than others

Some days are honest, some days are not
Some days you’re thankful for what you’ve got
Some days you wake up in the army
And some days it’s the enemy

Some days are work, most days you’re lazy
Some days you feel like a bit of a baby
Lookin’ for Jesus and His mother
Some days are better than others

Some days you feel ahead
You’re making sense of what she said
Some days are better than others

Some days you hear a voice
Taking you to another place

Lyrics to song by U2

Uhhh…Jesus is Your What?


You guys tell me what you think. Is Jesus your WEDGIE? This picture is disturbing in more ways than one. Time for…rename that book anybody (in the Dr. James tradition)?

By the way, must give credit to Kalila for finding back in the returns area at work. Good eye honey!

Beer Tasting and the Glory of God


I have been fascinated lately with and posting reviews of different beers I’ve been able to enjoy. You can check out my profile on their website here. One event they are sponsoring is a night with Jim Koch, the founder of Sam Adams, at The Publick House in Brookline. I still need to find out how much this costs. But all local friends are invited to come with me! Yesterday Kalila and I went over to enjoy an evening with our friends Matt and Kayle. Before we headed over, I stopped over to Beverly Beer & Wine and picked up some of Dogfish Head‘s special brews, including the Olde School Barleywine, the World Wide Stout, the 120 Minute IPA, and the Raison D’extra. The Olde School Barleywine was $12 for a 4-pack. Each of the others were $9 a piece for a single 12 oz. bottle. I’m going to leave the link for my profile at Beeradvocate under the Brew links on the right panel. Cheers!