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Midwestern Journal highlights 1, 2, 3 John

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (BP)–The letters of 1, 2, and 3 John are the focus of the latest edition of the Midwestern Journal of Theology, released to coincide with LifeWay Christian Resources’ January Bible Study exploring those same books.

“The articles contained in this volume are written to aid the busy pastor or teacher who will be leading in studies on these New Testament books,” said Terry Wilder, the journal’s editor who also serves as associate professor of New Testament and Greek.

The journal includes a teaching outline and an annotated bibliography of John’s letters. It also includes a previously unpublished sermon by Jonathan Edwards on 1 John 4:19, as well as a sermon from Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary President Daniel L. Akin, who authored the New American Commentary on 1, 2 and 3 John.

“The epistles of John speak to Christian growth and earnestness,” Midwestern Seminary President R. Philip Roberts said. “Taken seriously their diligent study and application will do much to enliven and quicken the congregations of the Southern Baptist Convention. This marvelous resource from Midwestern will assist all those who want to teach it effectively.”

The journal also includes several book and software reviews, including ones on Gerhard O Forde’s “A More Radical Gospel Essays on Eschatology, Atonement, and Ecumenism” and Richard Bauckham’s “Bible and Mission: Christian Witness in a Postmodern World.”

A subscription or copies of the journal can be obtained by contacting MBTS at (816) 414-3700.

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