An Excerpt from The Essential Writings of Meredith G. Kline

By Sarah Welch, Editorial Assistant In honor of Meredith G. Kline’s birthday, I’m excited to share a passage from Essential Writings of Meredith G. Kline. I’ve chosen an excerpt that strikes me not only because it uses linguistic evidence to interpret a passage of the Bible, but because the way Kline demonstrates God’s involvement in … Continue reading An Excerpt from The Essential Writings of Meredith G. Kline

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Remembering Thomas Merton and Karl Barth Fifty Years Later

By Patricia Anders, Editorial Director Not too long ago, I was surprised to discover that two of my favorite theologians died on exactly the same day: December 10, 1968. Thomas Merton (1915–1968) died at the age of 53 near Bangkok, Thailand, and Karl Barth (1886–1968) died at 82 in Basel, Switzerland. Since it is the … Continue reading Remembering Thomas Merton and Karl Barth Fifty Years Later

How Christians Should Approach Controversial Books

By Sarah Welch, Editorial Assistant I thought a lot about reconciliation while reading Daniel Crane’s book 7 Books that Rocked the Church, which discusses—you guessed it—seven books which at different points have unsettled leaders and members of the Christian church. Included are well-known titles like Darwin’s Origin of Species, and one or two I was … Continue reading How Christians Should Approach Controversial Books

Herman Bavinck’s Philosophy of Revelation, World War I, and Trying to Be Our Own Creator and Redeemer

By Patricia Anders, Editorial Director The modern man no longer feels himself a miserable creature, who has fallen from his original destiny, and no longer regards the earth as a vale of tears, which has taken the place of the original paradise. He can conceive nothing more wonderful than this beautiful world, which has evolved … Continue reading Herman Bavinck’s Philosophy of Revelation, World War I, and Trying to Be Our Own Creator and Redeemer

Five Takeaways from Septuaginta: A Reader’s Edition

By Tirzah Frank, Assistant Editor Ordinarily, I’d write this post about how the Septuagint is important, how the reader’s edition will help students of New Testament Greek expand their Koine horizons, and how excited I personally am for this opportunity to explore more Greek. However, Ross and Lanier have been doing a great job covering … Continue reading Five Takeaways from Septuaginta: A Reader’s Edition

Understanding the Gospels as Ancient Jewish Literature: Book Overview & Excerpts

by Amy Paulsen-Reed, Sales Representative and Assistant Editor Carta’s newest title, Understanding the Gospels as Ancient Jewish Literature, presents a fresh, accessible take on the Jewishness of Matthew, Mark, Luke, and John. The author, Jeffrey P. García, does an excellent job of presenting solid scholarly material for a lay audience, and when his text is combined … Continue reading Understanding the Gospels as Ancient Jewish Literature: Book Overview & Excerpts

Is It Wrong to Accommodate the Gospel?: A Sneak Peek into the Book Words and Witnesses

By Jocelyn Lee, Editorial/Marketing Intern When attending a church service, it’s natural for me to want to gravitate toward those targeted at a younger audience. Modern sermon illustrations, exciting presentation, upbeat worship music, and a relatable preacher all make the message more appealing for people my age (I’m about to go into my freshman year … Continue reading Is It Wrong to Accommodate the Gospel?: A Sneak Peek into the Book Words and Witnesses

Expand Your Teen’s Understanding of Biblical History with Carta Jerusalem’s Teacher’s Guides

By Sarah Welch, Editorial Assistant In the days of my own homeschooling, early August was when my family and I sat down in earnest to decide what exactly we wanted to be part of my curriculum that year. While I’ve now completed my undergrad with a degree in English, I still feel the pull to … Continue reading Expand Your Teen’s Understanding of Biblical History with Carta Jerusalem’s Teacher’s Guides

In Memory of the Venerable Ada Yardeni

By Our Friends at Carta Jerusalem An accomplished graphic artist, Ada Yardeni (1937–2018) joined CARTA in 1969. Half a century later Ada had gradually become a widely recognized and much respected authority on Semitic languages and paleography. Her expertise in that rarefied field was amplified exponentially by her unique artistic and graphic talents; yet, to … Continue reading In Memory of the Venerable Ada Yardeni

One Year Later: It’s Time for Keep Up Your Biblical Languages Volume 2s!

By Tirzah Frank, Assistant Editor How was everyone’s year with Keep Up Your Biblical Greek/Hebrew in Two Minutes a Day, Volume 1? I’m going to take your silence as a sign that it was perfect and you’re ready for volume 2. The second volumes are just like the first ones, but with the next 365-most-frequent … Continue reading One Year Later: It’s Time for Keep Up Your Biblical Languages Volume 2s!