Right now I am reading through several books. I am finishing up Brevard Childs’ interesting study of the book of Isaiah in which he explores The Struggle to Understand Isaiah as Christian Scripture. This book is part touches on issues of Biblical theology, hermeneutics, patristic theology, history, philology, exegesis, and much more.
On a more practical level, I picked up Michael Lawrence’s newest publication, Biblical Theology in the Life of the Church: A Guide for Ministry. Due to my current course of study, Iam interested to see just how Lawrence treats this important subject. Further, I am planning on attending The IX Marks conference at Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary on this very topic in the fall.
I am also getting a chance to sit down with Dave Black’s The Jesus Paradigm. He is one of my favorite professors and bloggers and I expect to be thoroughly challenged as I read this work. While I’m at it, I’d encourage you to pray for Dave and his wife, BeckyLynn, as they travel to Ethiopia. You can read more about their work in Ethiopia at his website.