World Vol. 30 No. 24 Nov 2015

3 Joel Belz


18 Janie B. Cheaney


32 Mindy Belz

34 Fat of the land: How a healthy idea became a bloated bureaucracy

40 Southeast Asian squeeze: In Indonesia, Christians wrestle with their minority status amid an Islamic revival

44 Just-so Houston: Another natural history museum spotlights unnatural events


59 Mailbag

63 Andree Sen Peterson

64 Marvin Olasky

World Vol. 30 No. 23 Nov 2015

3 Joel Belz


18 Janie B. Cheaney


32 Mindy Belz

34 ‘Who is IDY neighbor?’ The world’s worst refugee crisis since World War II raises challenges about balancing security concerns and spiritual care for strangers in need

42 Blowing their tops: As West Virginia’s coal industry declines and jobs evaporate, is detonating mountaintops good stewardship?

48 Overseas orphans: Parents of goodwill often face hurdles as they complete ethical international adoptions

52 Loving your neighbor and your gender: A former pastor talks about his struggle with same-sex attraction and how the cross and the church make a difference


65 Mailbag

67 Andree Sen Peterson

68 Marvin Olasky

Westminster Theological Journal Vol. 77 No. 2 Fall 2015


181 Rain Water versus a Heavenly Sea in Genesis 1:6-8

193 Who Was Born When Enosh Was 90? A Semantic Reevaluation of William Henry Green’s Chronological Gaps

219 Isaiah’s Herald

237 Curse Redux? 1 Corinthians 5:13, Deuteronomy, and Identity in Corinth


251 Like Father, Like Son: Unraveling the Proto-Trinitarian Approach of 2 Clement

265 The Breakdown of a Reformation Friendship: John Oecolampadius and Philip Melanchthon

293 Trinitarian Doxology: Reassessing John Owen’s Contribution to Reformed Orthodox Trinitarian Theology

317 From Dogma to Practice: Systematic Theology and Application in the Sermons of the Scottish Commissioners to the Westminster Assembly

337 On the Theological Interpretation of Scripture: The Indirect Identity Thesis, Reformed Orthodoxy and Trinitarian Considerations

355 Where Person Meets Word
Part 1: Personalism in the Language Theory of Kenneth L. Pike

Calvin Theological Journal Vol. 50 No. 2 Nov 2015

174 Doing History as Theologians
David C. Steinmetz

181 Hagiography and Theology for a Comprehensive Reformed Church: John Gauden and the Portrayal of Ralph Brownrigg
Stephen Hampton

211 Whose Common Grace? Exploring the Implications of Common Grace on an Analysis of the Effects of Globalization
Jessica Driesenga

230 Celebrating Relief from the Enemy: Discerning and Preaching Esther’s Post-canonical Adversary
Arie C. Leder

247 Reading the Bible with Rembrandt: A Fresh Look at Bathsheba in 2 Samuel 11
Amanda W. Benckhuysen


BOOK REVIEWS: Theology and History

296 Dennison, James T. Jr., Reformed Confessions of the 16th and 17th Centuries in English Translation: Volume 4, 1600-1693
Theodore G. Van Raalte

299 Harper, Kyle. From Shame to Sin: The Christian Transformation of Sexual Morality in Late Antiquity
Branson Parler

301 Klauber, Martin I., ed. The Theology of the French Reformed Churches: From Henri IV to the Revocation of the Edict of Nantes
Ryan M. McGraw

303 Littlejohn, W. Bradford, and Peter Escalante, eds. For the Healing of the Nations: Essays on Creation, Redemption, and Neo-Calvinism
Joseph Sherrard

304 Nyenhuis, Jacob E., and George Harinck, eds. The Enduring Legacy of Albertus C. Van Raalte as Leader and Liaison
James A. DeJong

307 Pederson, Randall J. Unity in Diversity: English Puritans and the Puritan Reformation,1603-1689
Ryan M. McGraw

309 Raith, Charles II. Aquinas and Calvin on Romans: God’s Justification and Our Participation
Jordan Ballor

312 Sinnema, Donald, Christian Moser, and Herman J. Selderhuis, eds. Acta et Documenta Synodi Nationalis Dordrechtanae (1618-1619). Vol. 1: Acta of the Synod of Dordt
Theodore G. Van Raalte

315 Snoddy, Richard. The Soteriology of James Ussher: The Act and Object of Saving Faith
Michael J. Lynch

317 Stanglin, Keith D., ed. A Reader in Christian Theology: The Reformation to the Modem Church
Karin Maag

319 te Velde, Dol£, ed. Riemer A. Faber, tr. Synopsis Purioris Theologiae, Synopsis of a Purer Theology: Latin Text and English Translation. Volume 1, Disputations 1-23
Keith D. Stanglin

321 Watt, Isabella M., and Jeffrey R. Watt, eds. Registres du Consistoire de Geneve au temps de Calvin: Volume 7 (25 Feb. 1552-2 Feb. 1553) Watt, Isabella M., and Jeffrey R. Watt, eds. Registres du Consistoire de Geneve au temps de Calvin: Volume 8 (25 Mar.1553-1 Feb. 1554)
Jason Zuidema

323 Wolterstorff, Nicholas. The God WeWorship: An Exploration of Liturgical Theology
Cornelius Plantinga Jr

325 Hancock, Angela Dienhart. Karl Barth’s Emergency Homiletic 1932-1933: A Summons to Prophetic Witness at the Dawn of the Third Reich
Todd V. Cioffi






Southeastern Theological Review Vol. 6 No. 1 Summer 2016

1 Introduction to the Volume
STR Editor

3 Revisiting Hab. 2:4 and its Place in the New Testament Eschatological Vision
James A.E. Mulroney

29 Introducing Christian Mission Today
STR Interviews Dr. Michael Goheen

45 Reading the Gospels Smithly: Thinking Upon and Loving the Gospels in Dialogue with James K.A. Smith’s Desiring the Kingdom and Imagining the Kingdom
Jonathan T. Pennington

63 More than Just Torah: God’s Instruction in the Psalms
David G. Firth

83 The Steward of God: Exploring the Role and Function of Elders
Jeremy Kimble

113 Daniel I. Block. For the Glory of God: Recovering a Biblical Theology of Worship
Joshua Moon

115 Haddon W. Robinson. Biblical Preaching: The Development and Delivery of Expository Messages
Josh D. Chatraw

117 Robert Kimball Shinkoskey. The American Kings: Growth in Presidential Power from George Washington to Barack Obama
James A. Patterson

119 J.P. Moreland, Chad Meister, and Khaldoun Sweis, eds. Debating Christian Theism
Allen Gehring

122 Rainer Albertz, James D. Nogalski, and Jakob Wohrle, eds. Perspectives on the Formation of the Book of the Twelve: Methodological Foundations, Redactional Processes, Historical Insights
Tracy McKenzie

124 Kathryn Joyce. The Child Catchers: Rescue, Trafficking, and the New Gospel of Adoption
Philip O. Hopkins

126 Adonis Vidu. Atonement, Law, and Justice: The Cross in Historical and Cultural Contexts
Matthew Y. Emerson

129 Peter J. Morden. Communion with Christ and His People: The Spirituality of C. H. Spurgeon
Nathan A. Finn

131 Tom Thatcher and Catrin H. Williams, eds. Engaging with C.H. Dodd on the Gospel of John: Sixty Years of Tradition and Interpretation
Francis M. Macatangay

134 Aaron Menikoff. Politics and Piety: Baptist Social Reform in America, 1770-1860
Brent]. Aucoin

136 Francis Watson. Gospel Writing: A Canonical Perspective
Josh D. Chatraw

138 J. V. Fesko. The Theology of the Westminster Standards: Historical Context and Theological Insights
Scott Culpepper

141 Steve Wilkens and Don Thorsen, eds. Twelve Great Books that Changed the University, and Wl.zy Christians Should Care
Ken Keathley

142 David R. Nienhuis and Robert W. Wall. Reading the Epistles of James, Peter, John &Jude as Scripture: The Shaping & Shape of a Canonical Corpus
Matthew Y. Emerson

First Things No. 259 Jan 2016

3 Liberalism’s Future
R. R. Reno

8 Teachers, Gnosticism, etc.

15 God’s Strangeness
Wesley Hill

16 Deliver Us from Innocence
Mark Bauerlein

19 Mary, Mother of All
Mollie Ziegler Hemingway

21 A Crisis of Conservative Catholicism
Ross Douthat

29 Dissenter for the Absolute
Allen Guelzo

35 What Really Happened at Synod 2015
George Weigel

45 Ministries of Life
Ephraim Radner

51 Christian Human Rights by Samuel Moyn
reviewed by Mark Movsesian

53 Knowledge and Christian Belief by Alvin Plantinga
reviewed by Gordon Graham

55 Romanticism by Rudiger Safranski
reviewed by Thomas Pfau

57 Go Set a Watchman by Harper Lee
reviewed by Randy Boyagoda

59 Heirs to Forgotten Kingdoms by Gerard Russell
reviewed by Christian Sahner

60 Schubert’s Winter Journey by Ian Bostridge
reviewed by Nathaniel Peters

62 Briefly Noted

68 Crybullies, Universities, etc.

72 A Dialogue upon the Island by David Bentley Hart

Christianity Today Vol. 59 No. 10 Dec 2015

7 Editor’s Note: Katelyn Beaty praises work, wherever it’s done.

9 Reply All: Readers respond to the October issue via letters and blog posts.


17 Witness: Hacking for the Kingdom

18 Gleanings; ECFA drops Gospel for Asia, UK orders missionaries out, and Guatemala elects evangelical entertainer.

20 Headlines-In Depth: How women who aborted feel about the church.


25 Where We Stand: The Poverty of Christmas

28 Bodies & Souls Matthew Loftus calls Christians to public policy.

30 Her.meneutics: Jen Pollock Michel searches for true home.

34 The Proverbs 31 Woman has a Facebook Page: Inside the multilevel marketing phenomenon making its way to your church
Kate Shellnut with reporting by Hannah Anderson

42 COMET OF WONDER: A biblical scholar ventures an explanation of the mysterious star that guided the Magi to Jesus.
Interview by Greg Cootsona

46 THE RESISTER: Diet Eman endured Hitler’s occupation of her homeland separated from her fiance, Hein Sietsma. But apart, they served in the Dutch Underground saving 60 Jews from certain death.
Suzanne Burden

54 WHEN GOD HITS BELOW THE BELT: Sometimes he pulls us into the ring-but he always gives us grace to endure.
Mark S. Gignilliat

60 GROWING HOPE IN OAXACA: To serve people in developing countries, you have to help them think differently about their agency
Bruce Wydick


67 Books
Daniel K. Williams’s Defenders of the Unborn, review by Robert Tracy McKenzie

Norman Wirzba’sFrom Nature to Creation, by Gracy Olmstead

Excerpt: from 40/40 Vision, by Peter Greer and Greg Lafferty

Interview: Sarah Sumner’s Angry Like Jesus

80 Testimony: God parted the waters for Juliet Liu Waite’s family. They just didn’t know it.

Southern Baptist Journal of Theology Vol. 19 No. 3 Fall 2015

5 Editorial: Learning from Paul’s Second Letter to Corinth
Stephen J. Wellum

9 The Message of Second Corinthians: 2 Corinthians as the Legitimation of the Apostle
Mark Seifrid

21 The Glory of God in 2 Corinthians
Matthew Y. Emerson and Christopher W. Morgan

41 Καταργέω and the People of the Shining Face
(2 Corinthians 3:7-18)
George H.Guthrie

61 What is So New About the New Covenant? Exploring the Contours of Paul’s New Covenant Theology in 2 Corinthians 3
Matthew Barrett

97 “We are the Temple of the Living God” (2 Corinthians 6:14-7:1): The New Covenant as the Fulfillment of God’s Promise of Presence
Joshua M. Greever

121 Sermon: A Building from God-2 Corinthians 5:1-10
Thomas R.Schreiner

131 Book Reviews

First Things No. 258 December 2015

3 The Crisis of Our Time by R. R. Reno

8 Africa, Trenchant, Trueman, etc.

15 The Beastly Paradox
Francesca Aran Murphy

17 Faith-Based Resistance
Charles L. Glenn

19 Recovering Creativity
Colin Moran

23 Reckoning with Modernity
Bruce D. Marshall

33 A Jubilee Year of Mercy
Charles J. Chaput

37 Two Theories of Immigration
Mark R. Amstutz

43 Living with a Mind
Roger Scruton

49 The Original Folk and Fairy Tales of the Brothers Grimm by Jacob and Wilhelm Grimm translated and edited by Jack Zipes
reviewed by Russell A. Berman

51 Reading Backwards by Richard B. Hays
reviewed by Michael Legaspi

53 J. I. Packer by Leland Ryken
reviewed by Wesley Hill

55 Engaging the Doctrine of Revelation by Matthew Levering
reviewed by Robert P. Imbelli

58 The Prophet of Cuernavaca by Todd Hartch
reviewed by Joseph E. Davis

61 Briefly Noted
66 Gender gap, Single parents, etc.

Dramatics Vol. 87 No. 3

11 Journal: Sorting the schools
Harper Lee

13 New York: Shakespeare gets a hand
Jeffrey Sweet

17 On Acting: The conversation
Jon Jory

20 Strut and Fret: Thespians go to market, and Broadway goes back to school

24 The light at the end of the tunnel Help and hope for the long, dark college season
Julie York Coppens

32 The audition monologue A handbook
Laura Wayth

42 The portfolio interview What college reps want to know about your design chops.

46 Line it up Get yourself organized or get lost in the crowd
Tracey Moore

54 Success, in five short scenes Another one of those college advice articles
Aliza Goldstein

60 Living in questions Inside a college theatre production
Harper Lee

68 College Theatre Index Vital stats on some 300 programs, from our online database

94 Girl’s Own A new short play
Judy GeBauer

98 Trending: The life span of a wireless mic battery

100 Thespian Nation: State chapter news and events