A Topographical Map of the Gospel of Matthew

Note: I colorized, clarified, and updated the graphic after a conversation with Jonathan.

Just for the record, I am not writing this post in order to toot my own horn. But I wanted to wet your appetite for a soon-to-be-released, can’t miss book on the Sermon on the Mount.

World renowned Gospels’ scholar, Jonathan Pennington, will be releasing his latest book, The Sermon on the Mount and Human Flourishing: A Theological Commentary, on June 20, 2017. Jonathan happens to be a dear friend and I’ve had the benefit of reading an early manuscript.… Continue Reading

Reading the Gospels Wisely

For many of us, reading and applying the stories of the Bible are a very difficult task. Sure, we can pick up Philippians and understand it well enough. But if you drop into the New Testament in Matthew 1, most of us scramble for the red letters.

My friend and mentor, Jonathan Pennington, has written a very helpful book on how to read gospel stories well. The book covers a wide range of topics (a short synopsis of each chapter).… Continue Reading