F.F. Bruce, “Dean of Evangelical Scholars”

Affectionately known as the “dean of evangelical scholars,” F.F. Bruce was a towering figure in modern evangelicalism.

One of the twentieth century’s most prolific scholars, Bruce penned more than 40 books spanning commentaries, church histories, and biblical theology—a dozen of which have been carefully selected for the F.F. Bruce Collection.

But perhaps more significant than his works was his career as a whole.

About F.F. Bruce

In a time when the academic community looked down upon evangelicals, F.F. Bruce demonstrated that an evangelical could perform worthwhile academic work.

At the same time, he persuaded evangelicals that they should not turn their backs on academic methods of Bible study, even if the results might differ from traditional evangelical views.

These words from contemporary C.F.D. Moule provide a compelling picture of the mind and manner of F.F. Bruce:

I know no better example of uncompromising truthfulness wedded to that most excellent gift of charity: Fred Bruce always speaks the truth in love. Certainly the truth: he is one of the rare souls who actually do verify their references. What he says can be relied on to be correct—not that he needs to do much verification, for he is blessed with an exceptionally tenacious memory. On the granite rock of a thorough classical education (Gold Medallist in Latin and Greek at Aberdeen, senior classic of his year at Cambridge) he has built a formidable edifice of extensive and accurate learning.

About the F.F. Bruce Collection

This 12-volume collection makes many of Bruce’s writings available that were previously inaccessible to most Christians. It contains:

  • Select commentaries, including a pared-down version of his famous 1954 Acts commentary
  • Pauline studies, including a work about Paul’s pastoral qualities and another about his inner circle
  • A delightful autobiographical account of Bruce’s childhood and career
  • Books on church history, biblical criticism, biblical theology, and more

This collection offers not only masterful treatments of important topics but also a compelling picture of a faithful Christian and his illustrious career.

Explore the collection—and pre-order today to save.

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What are the key elements of the doctrine of Scripture?

While there is no official list, there is general consensus. This article simply summarizes them. It is not an attempt to wade into any debates, only to refresh our minds and point out helpful resources for further learning—including a new documentary on the authority of Scripture.

Here are those traditional categories succinctly stated, followed by brief commentary.

Inspiration: The linchpin of the doctrines of Scripture, inspiration means that all the words of Scripture are God’s words (2 Tim. 3:16). John Frame says that inspiration “means that God takes words of human beings and makes them his own…. [It] is a divine act creating an identity between a divine word and a human word” (Systematic Theology, 594).” [Read more…]

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The Right Way to Use a Commentary

“There’s no way to know it without discovery.” — Sara Groves, songwriter

Groves isn’t talking about commentaries when she sings that line, but she’s describing a fundamental truth about deep knowledge: it only comes by discovery. And discovery cannot be rushed.

Ideally, anyone digging into a biblical text wants to understand what God is revealing about Himself. The truths will be big, so they must be studied slowly and from every angle.

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In Loving Honor: 12 Quotes on Evangelism from Billy Graham


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Born November 7, 1918, and born again at age 16 at a revival meeting, Graham became a household name for his evangelistic crusades. It’s safe to assume that most Christians in America personally know someone who was saved at a Billy Graham crusade.  

By the Lord’s grace, Graham had a formidable influence on the world for Christianity. These facts and statistics, gleaned from his Wikipedia page, give only part of the picture:
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The much-anticipated documentary from Les Lanphere finally dropped this September.

Calvinist gathered buzz before filming even began. Three days after launching his Kickstarter for the project, Lanphere met his goal. By the time it ended, he had more than doubled it. Prominent Reformed leaders even went out of their way to contact him to express their support and offer their help.

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And he gathers a wide array of perspectives to do so. Conservative governor Mike Huckabee, creationist Ken Ham, former Archbishop of Chicago Cardinal Francis George, Jewish lawyer Alan Dershowitz, and many others lend their voices from varied ideological corners to herald one unified message: we desperately need Genesis today. [Read more…]