Wednesday, August 19, 2015

Columbia International University

Christian Universities Online is a website the ranks Christian universities based on five equally weighted criteria:
1) Faculty-to-student ratio,
2) Percent of full-time beginning undergraduates receiving grant or scholarship aid,
3) Selectivity,
4) Overall retention rate, and
5) Overall graduation rate.

CIU is ranked #3 on this list! If you or someone you know is considering college, take a look at CIU!

Tuesday, August 11, 2015

Radio Interview on Urban Legends of the New Testament

Bill Feltner with "His People" will air an interview with me about my new book, Urban Legends of the New Testament. It's broadcast over the Pilgrim Radio Network (California, Wyoming, Nevada) and on their website at www.pilgrimradio.com. It will air today, August 11th, at 5:30am, 3:30pm, and 12:30am (8/12) eastern standard time.

Wednesday, August 05, 2015

Sample of Urban Legends of the New Testament online for free

B&H, my publisher, has posted a sample of the Urban Legends book here.

Tuesday, August 04, 2015

Schreiner's endorsement for Urban Legends of the New Testament

Here is Dr. Tom Schreiner's endorsement:

“As evangelicals who believe that Scripture is inspired and authoritative, we want to preach and teach what the Bible truly teaches. Croteau takes on a number of ‘urban legends’ and unpacks for us the meaning of a number of texts by paying attention to context and to historical background. Even if one were to disagree with Croteau here or there, one will be challenged to support alternative interpretations. This is a valuable resource full of wise advice and persuasive exegesis, and I hope it is read widely.”

Thomas R. Schreiner, James Buchanan Harrison Professor of
New Testament Interpretation and professor of biblical theology
and associate dean of the School of Theology,
The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary

Monday, August 03, 2015

Interview on Stewardship

On Tuesday, July 28, 2015, I appeared on a Google Hangout and was interviewed (along with Steve Kindle) on the topic of stewardship and tithing. The interview was conducted by Henry Neufeld (editor at Energion Publications). It has been posted to YouTube and is about 1 hour long. Here is the link to the video. Here is the link to purchase the book on amazon.

Saturday, August 01, 2015

Video on Urban Legends of the New Testament

Well, the day is here: Urban Legends of the New Testament: 40 Common Misconceptions has been released and is available to purchase. Both a paperback and kindle versions are available. The publishers of the Urban Legends book, Broadman & Holman, interviewed me last year about the book. They have recently published that interview on YouTube here

Friday, July 31, 2015

Endorsement from Two Pastors

Two pastors graciously agreed to endorse the Urban Legends book: Greg Gilbert and Sam Storms.

“We live in an age of biblical illiteracy; that much is undeniable. But as someone once noted, it’s not just what you don’t know, it’s also what you do know that just ain’t so! David Croteau does a great job in Urban Legends of winsomely, kindly, and carefully correcting misconceptions about the Bible. Here is a book that will not just interest, but inform!”

Greg Gilbert, senior pastor,
Third Avenue Baptist Church, Louisville, Kentucky


“Although we prefer not to acknowledge it, all of us hold fervently to certain beliefs about what the Bible teaches that, on closer inspection, turn out to be false. No one has done a better job of demonstrating this than David Croteau in this excellent and informative book. Not everyone will enjoy reading it, as human nature typically recoils from admitting error and being forced to give up long-held and deeply cherished interpretations. But there is no virtue in error, and no Christian can be edified by it. Read this book closely and humbly. Even though you may not agree with everything Croteau asserts, your grasp of God’s Word will undoubtedly increase.”

Sam Storms, lead pastor for preaching and vision,
Bridgeway Church, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma

Gilbert wrote one of the best books on the gospel that I've read: What is the Gospel? I'm currently reading through What is the Mission of the Church? that he wrote with Kevin DeYoung. Sam Storms has written several books of note, particularly Tough Topics. The sequel, Tough Topics 2, is also available.

Another Endorsement

Here is another endorsement for the Urban Legends book:

“Evangelicals rightly insist that ‘Scripture only’ is our source of truth. Yet our interpretations of Scripture sometimes owe more to tradition than to the Bible itself. David Croteau unmasks some common interpretations that have only dubious biblical support. But he does more than debunk these ‘myths’ of interpretation; he also helps us understand what these passages really are saying and why they matter. Perhaps just as importantly, he encourages all of us to be more careful and attentive readers of Scripture.”

Douglas Moo, Kenneth T. Wessner Professor of New Testament,
Wheaton College