Newest Volume in REC

Is now out.


  1. Jed Paschall said,

    May 11, 2011 at 6:06 pm


    I have never spent much time digging into expository commentaries, mainly because I am not a pastor. Do you find them valuable to your work? My issue, with the little exposure I have to them is that they might stifle the process of sermon crafting by substituting the pastor’s reflection, insight, applications, etc. on the text for the reflection and insight of the commentary author.

    Do these help you ‘dig in’ to the text and understand the arguments and what is at stake in a given passage more than a scholarly, or even critical commentary?

  2. Hugh McCann said,

    May 11, 2011 at 7:21 pm

    REC series on sale @ Beeke’s book house:

  3. greenbaggins said,

    May 12, 2011 at 9:22 am

    Jed, I find most commentaries have something of value to contribute. Even the worst ones have an insight here or there that no one else does. Sometimes I wind up rejecting almost everything a commentary says (including expository works). At other times, an expository commentary has nailed it so well that I quote often from it. I don’t find them more or less useful than scholarly or critical commentaries. They are simply different. Oftentimes, critical and scholarly commentaries go off on rabbit trails that simply do not help when expositing the text, however interesting said rabbit-trail might be.

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