Western alumnus Micah Yarborough has published a book co-written with his wife, Bobbi Jo, entitled My Anchor Holds Within the Veil: Bipolar Disorder and God’s Providence. This is a unique book—one that integrates professional, theological, and personal perspectives. Transformed recently interviewed Micah about the composition and content of this important book.
Joseph of Arimathea is a relatively minor figure in the New Testament. We don’t think much about him except around Easter when believers remember the death, burial and resurrection of Jesus. Yet much can be learned from his example.
I am always pleased to find a new publication by my colleague and good friend, John (“Jack”) Beck, who serves on the adjunct faculty of the Jerusalem University College. John has traveled extensively in the land of Israel and has a passion to make the message of the Bible more understandable to Christians by explaining how the geography, culture and climate of the biblical world impacts the biblical message.
We live in a superficial age that is less inclined to go deep, more concerned to be inspired and moved in the emotions. We need solid foundations. Life must be first be rooted in theology.
The depth of the ministerial task and the complexity of our age call for forceful training. And yet, I meet more and more students who are making degree choices based upon what has the least force. Along with this, too few churches and individual believers want to invest in the cost of training their future leaders.