New Commentary on 1 Corinthians by Stephen Um

Pastor Stephen Um of City Life Presbyterian in Boston is coming out with a new commentary on 1 Corinthians. This new Crossway series of commentaries is called Preaching the Word and it is headed by R. Kent Hughes. This set of commentaries cover almost every book of the New Testament and many of the Old Testament. The commentary of […]

“Identity and Idolatry: The Image of God and its Inversion” by Richard Lints

“So God created man in his own image, in the image of God he created him; male and female he created them.” (Genesis 1:27) Genesis 1:26-27 has served as the locus of most theological anthropologies in the central Christian tradition. However, Richard Lints observes that too rarely have these verses been understood as conceptually interwoven […]

The Lowland – Jhumpa Lahiri (Book Review)

Jhumpa Lahiri made a name for herself when she debuted in 1999 with a collection of short stories (The Interpreter of Maladies) and was awarded The Pulitzer Prize for Fiction. Needless to say, those stories are incredible. They are precise, economical, moving, and incredibly wise. One of Lahiri’s greatest strengths is describing the confluence of […]

Glimpses of Grace – Gloria Furman (Book Review)

It’s 3am and the baby is crying. You groan, roll over and wriggle yourself out of the sheets. While the baby eats, you’re squinting at your iPhone and looking through Pinterest in an attempt to keep yourself awake. When suddenly, the potty-training toddler starts yelling, “mommy? … MOMMY!??”… you rush in to find her pajamas […]

Faith in Faithless Fiction?

Regular readers of the Center for Gospel Culture know that we are fiction fans. Furthermore, we don’t shy away from grappling with contemporary fiction. Though signs of life and redemptive narrative arcs can be hard to come by on the “New Releases” shelf, there is perhaps no better running record of our culture’s existential vacuum […]

Are You Wearing a Soul Toupée? Me Too!

The folks at Mockingbird recently drew my attention to a perceptive collection of essays (We Learn Nothing: Essays) by Tim Kreider–a semi-frequent contributor to the New York Times. Kreider–a self-styled atheist–writes about the human condition with a kind of brash precision that makes the collection hard to put down. While some readers will be put off by […]

Old Testament

  • Daniel
  • Hosea
  • Joel
  • Amos
  • Obadiah
  • Jonah
  • Micah
  • Nahum
  • Habakkuk
  • Zephaniah
  • Haggai
  • Zechariah
  • Malachi

New Testament