Two Recent Reviews of “The Early Text of the New Testament”

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I was pleased to see two recent positive reviews of my co-edited volume (with Chuck Hill), The Early Text of the New Testament (Oxford, 2012).  As a side note, the book is now out in paperback for only $45 (which I mentioned in a prior post here).

Over at the Review of Biblical Literature, Amy Donaldson concludes her review:

For anyone interested in the early text of the New Testament, the state of research, and further avenues of study in this topic, this book is a valuable introduction and reference tool.  For those interested in specific books of the New Testament or patristic authors, the individual chapters on

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Where Are They Now? RTS Charlotte Alumnus Matt Miller

Matt Miller

Over the last 20 years, RTS Charlotte has been pleased to develop a great relationship with the Associate Reformed Presbyterian (ARP) denomination.   While we serve many different denominations (over 40 different ones), and while the PCA is still our largest constituency, there is a special regional connection with the ARP in the Carolinas.

This relationship will only get stronger, we pray, with the newly announced Glenwood ARP Scholarship here at the Charlotte campus.  This scholarship provides full tuition for 3 years for qualified ARP students who are in the M.Div. program.  Although the application process for these scholarships is competitive, we encourage people to apply. For more info, see here

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Spurgeon: Ministers, You are the Public Clock of Our World

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Every couple of years, I try to re-read two books that have been very formative for my thinking on life in the ministry.  One is Richard Baxters’ The Reformed Pastor, perhaps the most convicting book ever written (other than the Bible).  Each year, after reading it, I am tempted to draw up my resignation, drop out of the ministry, and go sell carpet or something.

The other book, is Spurgeon’s Lectures to My Students, a veritable goldmine of advice and instruction for those of us in ministry (or heading there).   Spurgeon covers a wide range of issue from the call to the ministry all the way to pulpit …

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A Word of Encouragment to Those in Ministry: God Does Not View Your Labors as “Filthy Rags”

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When it comes to our justification–our legal standing before God–our own good works are in no way the grounds of God’s declaration that we are “righteous.”  Indeed, that is the very thing that makes the gospel good news.  We are saved not by what we have done, but by what Christ has done.  We are accepted by God not because of our works, but in spite of them.

But what does God think of our good works after we are saved?  Here is where, unfortunately, Christians often receive mixed messages.  Somewhere along the way we have begun to believe that our pride is best held in check, and God’s grace …

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