Thursday, January 2, 2014

Some Resources on Hebrews

David Allen, Dean of the School of Theology and Professor of Preaching at Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary, has a ten-part series on Interpreting and Preaching Hebrews 6.1–8. He is an advocate for the "Loss of Rewards" view of this passage.

I had previously noted that Trinity Evangelical Divinity School posted a four-part video lecture series on Hebrews by D. A. Carson. Transcripts of the four lectures are also available on the same page.

Logos Bible Software is offering for the month of January a free download of Frederic William Farrar's Hebrews Commentary in the Cambridge Greek Testament for Schools and Colleges series.


  1. How does he even get the idea of "rewards" from that text?

    1. I suspect he is forced into that position even though he claims not to approach the text with a preconceived theology. He clearly rejects a full-fledged Calvinist interpretation of the passage, but he also rejects an Arminian interpretation of the text claiming that there are a "plethora of passages that affirm eternal security of the believer." But there are numerous other passages that Arminians point to that suggest that one can lose one's salvation. His "loss of rewards" view enables him to steer a middle path between these two positions.