The Author

Jonathan Pennington is associate professor of New Testament interpretation and director of research doctoral studies at The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary in Louisville, Kentucky. He is the author of The Sermon on the Mount and Human FlourishingHeaven and Earth in the Gospel of Matthew, and Reading the Gospels Wisely.

Why Did Jesus Need to Be Baptized?

Why did history’s only sinless person undergo a baptism of repentance?

3 Things You Didn’t Know About the Sermon on the Mount

The Sermon on the Mount isn’t 'law'; it’s 'gospel.'

Christ the Educator

Scripture, theology, and church history all show us that

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We posed the question, “I’ve wrestled with this for