Preston Sprinkle Posts
June 17, 2011 by Gerald Hiestand
Erasing Hell: What God Said About Eternity And The Things We Made Up (David C. Cook Publishing) – In this groundbreaking new book, Francis Chan and Preston Sprinkle take on the topic of hell and our eternal destiny, with a sense of humility and a deep respect for the inspired Word of God. They will address questions such as “Will everyone be saved?” and “Does God Get What He Wants in the End?” as well as reviewing in depth, everything Jesus said about Hell. Chan and Sprinkle lay all the evidence on the table and present all the facts from Scripture, so that people can decide what to believe for themselves.
March 23, 2011 by Gerald Hiestand
The esteemed Dr. Preston Sprinkle (of First Fellowship fame) is now blogging. Preston is a pastor/professor out at Eternity Bible College in Simi Valley, CA. Beyond his work with Michael Bird on the pistis christou debate, Preston is also known for having the biggest arms in the SAET. You can follow Preston here.0 Comments
June 30, 2010 by Gerald Hiestand
Eternity Bible College — a school connected to the ministry of Cornerstone Community Church is now offering online classes. Dr. Preston Sprinkle (one of our SAET Fellows) teaches at EBC, and passed along information regarding the new online format.
In the Fall of 2010 they’ll be offering three courses: Bible Study Methods, Old Testament Survey I, and Introduction to Discipleship Counseling. In Spring 2011, they plan to offer three additional classes: Old Testament Survey II, Old Testament Backgrounds, and New Testament Survey.
Looks like a good program. Click through to see a video for more information.2 Comments
February 23, 2010 by Gerald Hiestand
The new book edited by Preston Sprinkle (one of our SAET Fellows) and Michael Bird, The Faith of Jesus Christ: Exegetical, Biblical, and Theological Studies (Hendrickson, 2010) is now available. The book tackles the pistis christou debate, and has a great line-up of contributors. My reading list tends to bounce back and forth between historical/systematic theology and New Testament studies related to justification. I’ve not dug deeply into this issue, so this is a book I’ve ordered and look forward to reading. Here’s the product description:
One of the most perplexing problems in Pauline studies is the meaning of the phrase pistis christou. Is Paul speaking of our faith in Christ or of Christ’s own faithfulness toward God? Here noted contemporary New Testament scholars join forces–and lock horns–to shed light on the answer by presenting rigorous exegetical studies from both sides of the debate. They also bring fresh creative proposals to bear on the problem, and place the discussion in the wider spectrum of historical, biblical, and systematic theology.
The most penetrating and comprehensive attempt to date to grapple with the significance of Jesus’ faithfulness and obedience for Christian salvation, and the extent to which it is represented in key biblical texts.
University of Durham luminary James D.G. Dunn authors an erudite foreword; and editor Michael Bird introduces the problems and prospects for a New Testament conversation on the topic. Debbie Hunn, Stanley E. Porter, and Andrew W. Pitts contribute essays about the background of the pistis christou discussion. Douglas A. Campbell, R. Barry Matlock, Paul Foster, and Richard Bell clarify Pauline texts in contention. Mark A. Seifrid, Francis Watson, Preston M. Sprinkle, and Ardel B. Caneday explore Pauline exegesis, hermeneutics, and theology. The witness of the wider New Testament is covered by Peter G. Bolt, Willis H. Salier, Bruce A. Lowe, and David deSilva. Finally, Mark W. Elliott and Benjamin Myers offer historical and theological reflections from the church fathers, Karl Barth, and others.