Tuesday, November 06, 2007

Engaging With Barth

From BeginningWithMoses.org editor and the guy from Oakhil...
David Gibson & Daniel Strange : Engaging with Barth

Thursday, October 04, 2007

I ♥ Biblical Theology

"biblical theology is obviously better than proof-texting"
Daniel Newman

Friday, September 28, 2007

New Word Alive

Don't miss out on Piper, Carson & Virgo in Wales next Easter.

Thursday, September 27, 2007


Alice (12): What's the Bible about, Isabel?
Isabel (3): It's about Jesus.
Biblical Theology in the Reynolds household

Tuesday, August 14, 2007

Preaching the Cross to those without the categories to understand it

Between Genesis 1 and John 3 is a long, patient work of God,
so that people can understand the Cross.
Dan Philips at Pyromaniacs

Thursday, August 09, 2007

Bible Study Resource

These are Bible Studies I've written in service of Reading University Christian Union and Surrey University Christian Union between 2003-2007.

They're written on the conviction that the word of God is living and active, capable of destroying nations, of creating universes, of awakening the soul, of raising the dead, of exposing motives and of causing God-glorifying transformation. To come to the word of God to simply learn is to miss the point. We come to taste and see that which is more precious than gold. Come and gaze on glory!

Undoubtedly they're not the best studies the world has ever seen, but if they can be of some service to the wider church then that's great. They're not really designed to be used straight off the page, but intentionally written to require some extra preparation by the leader. They're a tool to lead you to worship Jesus in his word. Feel free to edit and adapt but not sell them.


Monday, June 04, 2007

June Updates at BeginningWithMoses.org

May your kingdom come
(Graham Beynon)

biblical theology briefing

The Mission of God
(Chris Wright)


Shepherds after my own heart
(Timothy Laniak)


Friday, May 11, 2007

Saturday, May 05, 2007

Could you refit BeginningWithMoses.org?

Help Wanted: BeginningWithMoses.org is almost five years old. It's a labour of love for us that we keep going in our spare time. Technically speaking the whole thing is getting a bit unwieldy. We're looking for someone who shares our passion for Biblical Theology who has the ability to give us a technical refit and get the site properly databased and more accessible, for no cost. If that's you, get in touch. Email Dave

May Update at BeginningWithMoses.org

Gospel-Centred Hermeneutics
(Graeme L. Goldsworthy)

blurb | review

The Messianic Music of the Song of Songs
(James Hamilton)

The One Who Does Them Shall Live By Them
(James Hamilton)

Friday, May 04, 2007

The centrality of penal substitution

Talking about The Cross at The Coffee Bible Club...

"Penal substitution has to be "central" for me because I read my bible. That may sound like a ridiculously blank statement, so I'll explain what I mean... I don't think that penal substitution normally gets pushed out of the picture on its own. What normally happens is that parts of God's character get pushed out of the picture. This particularly happens when the story of the Old Testament gets sidelined."

Sam Shearn - No room for despair

Friday, April 20, 2007


Adrian Warnock reports on a major split in UK evangelicalism - Keswick & UCCF forced to go separate ways from Spring Harvest... and the issue is crucial - it's the Cross.

This Easter a clear line was drawn in the sand in British Evangelicalism. For years, whenever the word “evangelical” was mentioned, people in the UK would think almost immediately of Spring Harvest — easily the UK's largest Christian conference. Part of that package has been Word Alive, a distinct all-age event run by UCCF (who owns the UK-based Intervarsity Press) and the Keswick Convention in partnership with Spring Harvest. At the heart of Word Alive has been a separate student track with up to 2,000 students. Beginning in 2008, there will be no more Word Alive at Spring Harvest. New Word Alive has managed to confirm a fantastic line-up of main preachers: John Piper, Terry Virgo, and Don Carson will all be speaking at the event.

This is all wrapped up in the issues we've been highlighting at www.beginningwithmoses.org this month.

Sunday, April 15, 2007

15 Incontrovertible Arguments in favour of Expository Preaching

(1) Preaching through the books of the Bible, verse by verse, chapter by chapter, respects and reflects God’s authorship. God did not gives us a book of quotable quotes, nor a dictionary of useful texts, nor an anthology of inspiring ideas. When God caused the Scriptures to be written the medium that he used was that of books of the Bible. If that was good enough for the author it should be good enough for the preacher.

(2)Expository Preaching reflects God’s respect for human authors. One of the most beautiful features of the Bible is the way in which God causes his truth to be written and yet does not over-ride the individual writer, but respects their place in history, their vocabulary, their spoken and literary style. If God is so careful to respect the human authors of the Scriptures we should endeavour to do the same by reading, studying, preaching and teaching their books in the order in the way in they wrote them.

Read the other thirteen reasons and more in Peter Adam - Arguing for Expository Preaching

Tuesday, April 10, 2007

Where are we?

Some sort of server problem today. Not sure why, we've called the helpdesk and they're trying to fix things. Sorry for any inconvenience caused.
To my knowledge this is now fixed. 22:06

Monday, April 09, 2007

The shedding of blood for a sin-ravaged world

Mark Meynell writes: "Living outside the UK at the time of the publication of The Lost Message of Jesus1 meant I was largely unaware of most of the heat and sadly often harsh words which it provoked on all sides. The book caused controversy, and, in many ways, rightly so. One of the difficulties, however, is that Chalke and Mann’s rather inflammatory discussion of the atonement forms only a small, although perhaps highly indicative, part of the book. That can detract from the number of valid points they make. Nevertheless, because their treatment of the atonement has resonated with what a number of other scholars have been saying (especially in the USA but in the UK as well), it is important that we reflect not only on what they are saying but also (more importantly) why they are saying it..."

Read the full article: The shedding of blood for a sin-ravaged world (PDF)
Mark Meynell blogs
All Souls, Langham Place, London

Friday, March 30, 2007

April Update at BeginningWithMoses.org

For April we've added some new articles on the cross, highlighted a range of articles we already had on this area...

We have an exclusive special offer on the new book by Mike Ovey, Steve Jeffery and Andrew Sach, Pierced for our transgressions.
Special offer now closed.


Saturday, March 17, 2007

March at BeginningWithMoses.org

So... firstly, sorry that the March update hasn't materialised. BeginningWithMoses.org is a project we work on in our spare time and we just didn't quite have enough of that this month... not least because of a major computer failure... Anyways, enough excuses.

Here's the second thing... we're delighted to announce that we've secured a special deal with IVP for the new book, Pierced for our Transgressions which aims to recover the glorious doctrine of penal substitution. That'll be available along with a load of high quality articles about the cross from April 1st.

The book is available now from IVP for £16.99 but in our deal it'll be a mere £12.99 (UK inc. p&p) or £15.99 (international, inc p&p). We can't take orders before April 1st. So check back then for details!

Monday, February 05, 2007

February Update at BeginningWithMoses.org

Next Monthly update due : March 5th 2007

The beginnings of a Biblical idea

(Paul Williamson)

A critical evaluation of Kath Bath's suggestion that Biblical inerrancy is theologically indefensible

(Jonathan Gibson)

And in books....

Will Lind reviews Graham Beynon's Experiencing the Spirit... and Graham Beynon reviews Keith Hacking's Signs and Wonders, Then and Now.

Thursday, January 04, 2007

New Arrivals

Congratulations to
BeginningWithMoses.org editor David, and Angela on the birth of Archie!