Articles by Anthony Selvaggio

Preaching to People?

Article by   June 2010
Relatively early in my preaching career I had the opportunity to preach the opening sermon at a conference.  The main conference speaker was a man that I consider to be one of the finest preachers of our times.  After hearing... continue

A Theology of John's Gospel and Letters

Article by   January 2010
A Theology of John's Gospel and LettersBy: Andreas J. Kostenberger652p.Zondervan (2009)When I began undertaking a writing project on the seven signs of John's Gospel my first instinct was to review everything Andreas Kostenberger had written on the subject.  In my... continue

The Joy of the Reformed

Article by   December 2009
I wasn't born and raised in the Reformed church.  In other words, I am a Reformed immigrant.  Like many people in the Reformed church today, I migrated out of broad based evangelicalism and non-denominationalism.  Many of my friends, both ministers... continue

The Rule of Love: Broken, Fulfilled, and Applied

Article by   July 2009
The law of God, as expressed in the Ten Commandments, is one of the greatest gifts ever given to mankind. The Ten Commandments not only serve as a guide for us in the Christian life, but they are a lens through which we view the love, beauty and holiness of our Creator. The Ten Commandments are truly one of the most powerful acts of God's condescending love and self-disclosure. Unfortunately, the Ten Commandments have become a battleground for theological debate and the victim of tortured hermeneutics. In essence, the glory of this gift has too often been shrouded by theological obfuscation. This is why J.V. Fesko's book, The Rule of Love, is so welcome and refreshing. This book will be an aid to the church in properly interpreting and applying God's law in our lives. In this review, I will briefly comment on four outstanding attributes of this commendable work--The Rule of Love is a careful, confessional, concise and Christ-centered book. continue

Hearing the Voice of Jesus in the Epistle of James

Article by   June 2009
James D.G. Dunn once referred to the epistle of James as "the most Jewish, the most undistinctively Christian document in the New Testament." [1] We all know that Martin Luther had serious concerns about the content of the epistle of James referring to it as "an epistle of straw" and noting that it contained "nothing of the nature of the gospel." [2] The epistle of James has been saddled with accusations of being "sub-Christian" and bereft of Jesus. On top of all this, the epistle has to be continually defended against charges that it conflicts with the Pauline doctrine of justification by faith alone. continue

Does Proverbs Speak of Jesus?

Article by   July 2008
During my seminary days I was overly enamored with Biblical Theology and Redemptive-Historical interpretation. While I continue to appreciate and employ the significant insights of these interpretive approaches to Scripture, I now realize that I went a bit overboard in my application of them, particularly with regard to my interpretation of the Old Testament. continue

Review: Minority Report by Carl Trueman

Article by   May 2008
Review of Carl Trueman's "Minority Report" continue
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