The current issue of the Gospel Coalition’s theological journal Themelios is now available as a free PDF download. This issue has 263 pages and includes 78 book reviews. I find book reviews one of the most stimulating sections of a Journal, since Themelios is now an electronic journal they can include a huge number of reviews without running up the cost of printing.
There are a number of interesting articles, including Robert W. Yarbrough, “Bonhoeffer as Bible Scholar” and David B. Garner’s “High Stakes: Insider Movement Hermeneutics and the Gospel.” An “Insider movement” is a group of believers within a culture which serve as “missionaries” to a culture unreachable by the West. His first example is “Messianic Muslims and Muslim Evangelicals.” I am not a missiologist, so this was a new idea for me, but Garner points out that the Samaritan woman in John 4 began what could be considered an “insider movement.”