Monday, May 30, 2011

Developing Closer Relationships with Bible Colleges & Seminaries

One of my aims in the coming months is to continue to develop my relationship with Bible Colleges and Seminaries around the world. I hope do do this in a number of ways:

1) A large number of organisations currently allow me to use their logos and weblinks on my site homepages under the heading "Site supported and recommended by:". This does not imply financial support (see 3 below) or that the organisation necessarily endorses all the content on the sites, simply that it considers the sites useful to its students. If you have the authority to grant permission for an organisational logo to be used in this way please contact me.

2) Many Bible College/Seminary websites list on-line resources that they recommend to their students. I would like to encourage more to link to the Theology on the Web sites. I would also like to see their library pages linking the the tables of contents of online journals. Many of these journals are not available elsewhere on-line and are now difficult to find in paper copies.

3) Very few colleges are currently in a position to consider either sponsorship or advertising on the sites, but I would be very happy to hear from those who could. I currently have only 3 people who support financially the sites regularly - out of around 1 million visitors per annum. Building a healthy foundation of regular financial support is vital the the Project's future. I have more than enough material being offered to me for digitisation to go full time. I currently work on the sites in my spare time in addition to my full-time job. For those not in a position to support financially there are a number of other options.

Sunday, May 15, 2011

Reformed Baptist Theological Review Table of Contents Online

I have created a table of contents for the Reformed Baptist Theological Review here. The journal states its Purpose and Goal as follows:
The purpose of RBTR is to be an instrument for the theological advance of confessional Reformed Baptist pastors, but also for the benefit of believers of different theological commitments. RBTR will seek to present material in a scholarly, yet pastoral manner.
The goal is to present confessional Reformed Baptist doctrine in all the branches of theology, with its practical outworking. With Scripture as the ultimate standard. RBTR will function within the theological framework of the 2nd London Confession of Faith (1677/1689).
The editor, Dr Richard C. Barcellos, has kindly granted permission for me to host three articles on the New Perspective on Paul, which I am sure many will find helpful.


Jeffery Smith, "An Overview and Critique of the New Perspective (Part I)," Reformed Baptist Theological Review 3.1 (Jan. 2006): 77-108.

Jeffery Smith, "An Overview and Critique of the New Perspective on Paul's Doctrine of Justification: Part Two - the New Perspective Critiqued (1)," Reformed Baptist Theological Review 3.2 (July 2006): 118-133.

Jeffery Smith, "An Overview and Critique of the New Perspective on Paul's Doctrine of Justification: Part Three - The New Perspective Critiqued (2)," Reformed Baptist Theological Review 4.1 (January 2007): 91-119.


You can find out more about the Reformed Baptist Theological Review here.

Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Book Note: Trevor Burke on the Message of Sonship

The following title is now available for pre-order on Amazon:

Trevor Burke, The Message of Sonship: At Home in God's Household (Bible Speaks Today). Leicester: IVP, 2011. Pbk. 978-1844745388. pp.248.



Here is the publisher's description:

'Sonship' is an important, yet often overlooked, theme throughout the Bible. Adam, the first human being, is identified as a 'son of God'; Israel is God's 'first-born son'; the covenant with king David is cast in father-son terms; Christians are children of God, 'adopted as sons'; and the same designation brings Scripture to a triumphant conclusion: 'He who overcomes will inherit all this, and I will be his God and he will be my son' (Revelation 21:7). The storyline of the Bible is clear, that God is making for himself a family of sons and daughters who will serve him and reign with him in his kingdom for ever - and this purpose is achieved through Jesus Christ, the incarnate Son of God.

In his warm-hearted, edifying exposition of this theme, Trevor Burke shows how 'sonship' is the focus of creation, is a metaphor for salvation, carries moral obligation, and is the goal of restoration of broken, suffering humanity. For those whom God the Father adopts into his household as sons and daughters, the family bonds that begin in this life will last for all eternity.

Monday, May 02, 2011

Baptist Quarterly Vols. 1 - 6 now available on-line

Courtesy of the Baptist Historical Society the first six volumes of Baptist Quarterly are now available as Public Domain PDF files here. It is planned the place the entire series on-line - a project that will take me some time to complete. All issues prior to 1939 will be Public Domain and compressed files containing the complete issues are also provided so that they can be placed on library servers for easy access and distribution.

Sunday, May 01, 2011

Baptist Review of Theology now available on-line

I happened to come across a request for two articles from the Baptist Review of Theology on the Association of British Theological and Philosophical Libraries (ABTAPL) list. I contacted Professor Stanley K. Fowler, Academic Dean of Heritage Seminary in Ontario and asked if he would consider allowing me to place the journal on-line. Professor Fowler not only agreed to do so, but kindly provided me with an almost complete set of the journal to scan. The series lacks only issue 3.1 - perhaps someone has a copy that they could loan me to finish the set? You can access the Table of Contents here.

The journal only ran between 1991 and 1998 and contains a number of interesting articles, including one in French by Don Carson.