• Books,  Reviews

    Review: ESV Story of Redemption Bible

    The Bible is the grand, sweeping story of the unfolding plan of God throughout the history of the world. Those are the words on the back of the new ESV Story of Redemption Bible, and these are words that we need to remember today. Many people have lost the idea of scripture as the story of the unfolding plan of God. Instead, we know select verses, and perhaps the name of the some of the books. But how do they all fit together? Crossway has been on a mission it seems to tie the Bible back together for us. With their series in ‘Shorter Studies in Biblical Theology‘, to their…

  • Bible,  In the detail

    The gospel in the linen

    Dave updated his thoughts on this post in 2020, and preached a sermon on it. Hear it here! Happy Easter! I don’t know whether you went to an Easter service today, but if you did, you may have come across a book referred to as ‘John’s gospel’. It is read in many churches over the Easter period and no doubt will be heard many times more today. The author tells us that he wrote his book “[so] that you may believe that Jesus is the Messiah, the Son of God, and that by believing you may have life in his name”. (John 20:20) Now, if you were to give John a chance to tell his…