Friday’s with Fee

What’s your passion?  I am passionate about many things in life, my family, photography, and various other things.  But how passionate are we about Christ?

It does not take much reading of Paul’s letters to recognize that the gospel is the singular passion of his life; that passion is the glue that in particular holds this letter together.  By “the gospel,” especially in Philippians, Paul refers primarily neither to a body of teaching nor to proclamation.  Above all, the gospel has to do with Christ, both his person and his work.  Paul’s Letter to the Philippians p82, Gordon Fee

Are we too diversified in our passion for life?  Should we strive to have a singular passion?  Or was Paul one of a kind?

More New Books

What would we do with out new books?  I was blessed the other day by a friend, and was given some cash as a gift.  All gift money is typically spent on books or bibles, unless I am saving for something specific.  Whenever I have cash for books I always spend it at my local bookstore, I need them to stay in business and for that to happen we need to buy books from them.  I purchased the following books:

The First and Second Letters to the Thessalonians (New International Commentary on the New Testament)

The First and Second Letters to the Thessalonians (NICNT)
By Gordon D. Fee – Well what can I say, I am on a journey in becoming a Fee-ologist.  Oh, and he is using the TNIV as his main text.

Philippians: The NIV Application Commentary

Philippians: The NIV Application Commentary
By Frank Thielman
I am working on a series of sermons from Philippians and this was recommended by Brian.

The Holy Trinity: In Scripture, History, Theology And Worship

The Holy Trinity: In Scripture, History, Theology And Worship
By Robert Letham

Read Nick’s review on this book. Regarding the Trinity Nick says “…to my surprise this was the best book on the subject I had ever read!”  I got lucky when I saw this book, I seem to have read his name before, more than likely at Nick’s blog.  So I bought it, it’s the paper back and for $12.00 I figure I couldn’t loose.  But I got lucky since Nick gave it such a high review.