Opinions expressed in the WRS Journal are those of the contributors, and do not necessarily reflect the official position of WRS on any given topic.
The Journal contains timely articles written by WRSprofessors, other Bible Presbyterian pastors, and occasionally includes articles from other appropriate writers. It is printed locally and assembled and prepared for mailing by seminary personnel and volunteers. The Journal has proved to be helpful to recipients and a valuable public relations tool for WRS itself.
Featured Journal Articles
- Review of Kenneth Richard Samples, 7 Truths That Changed the World: Discovering Christianity’s Most Dangerous Ideas
7 Truths that Changed the World: Discovering Christianity’s Most Dangerous Ideas, by Kenneth Richard Samples (Grand Rapids: Baker Books, 2012). Pp. 238. Reviewed by John A. Battle. Kenneth Samples, a Christian apologist specializing in philosophy and theology, distills a lifetime of interaction with other belief systems in his new book, 7 Truths that Changed the [...]
- Review of Paul’s Letter to the Philippians: A Socio-Rhetorical Commentary, by Ben Witherington III
by Jason Anspach (M.Div., WRS) Ben Witherington III, Amos Professor of New Testament at Asbury Seminary in Wilmore, Kentucky, finished his series of commentaries on the New Testament with his treatment of Philippians. Witherington focuses his interpretation on a number of standard commentary paths. He surveys existing commentaries and provide exegetical notes throughout. What sets [...]
- Review of Douglas Bond, “The Mighty Weakness of John Knox”
The Mighty Weakness of John Knox, by Douglas Bond (Orlando, Florida: Reformation Trust Publishing, 2011). Pp. 152. Reviewed by John A. Battle. Many Christian people in America, and even in Scotland, have not heard of John Knox. Or if they have, they know him only as a “fiery Scottish reformer” who preached damnation sermons and [...]
- Review of John C. Lennox,
The first time I heard of John Lennox was listening online to his debate against Richard Dawkins. Not only was he able to stand up to Dawkins’s arguments, but he concluded with a sterling appeal to the resurrection of Jesus Christ as the final proof that God exists and has revealed himself to us. Dawkins responded that he was “disappointed” that Lennox would bring that matter up in a scientific debate, but I was encouraged. Later, hearing Lennox in person speaking in Washington State, I was further impressed by his knowledge, fluency, and ability to explain complex ideas to a popular audience.
- Review of Hoffmeier,
"The Archaeology of the Bible"
The Archaeology of the Bible, by James K. Hoffmeier (Oxford: Lion Hudson, 2008). Pp. 191. Reviewed by John A. Battle. If you’re looking for an attractive, well balanced survey of biblical archaeology by a recognized expert, this volume would serve your purpose well. James Hoffmeier is an experienced archaeologist, specializing in the region of Egypt [...]