Item description for 1 Timothy (Reformed Expository Commentary) by Philip Graham Ryken...
Overview Few portions of the Scripture affect the way we understand what the church in the 21st century should look like than does 1 Timothy, and few contemporary guides could better guide us through these issues than Phil Ryken.
Publishers Description Focuses on 1 Timothy's practical implications for life in the local church, while also defending and promoting the orthodox theology.
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Studio: P & R Publishing
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 9.15" Width: 6.38" Height: 1.17" Weight: 1.35 lbs.
Release Date Aug 15, 2007
Publisher P & R PUBLISHING #97
Series Reformed Expository Commentary
ISBN 1596380497 ISBN13 9781596380493
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More About Philip Graham Ryken
Dr. Philip Graham Ryken ’88 is the eighth president of Wheaton College.
A Wheaton native and the son of longtime professor Dr. Leland Ryken and Mary Graham Ryken, President Ryken attended Wheaton as an undergraduate, majoring in English literature and philosophy. He met his wife, Lisa, during their first few days at the College, and they were married before their senior year. The Rykens have five children: Josh, Kirsten, Jack, Kathryn, and Karoline.
Dr. Ryken earned a master of divinity degree from Westminster Theological Seminary and a doctorate in historical theology from the University of Oxford. Dr. Ryken returned from England to join the pastoral staff at Tenth Presbyterian Church in Philadelphia in 1995, preaching there until his appointment at Wheaton.
President Ryken has published more than 30 books, including The Message of Salvation (InterVarsity 2001), Art for God’s Sake (P&R, 2006), Loving the Way Jesus Loves (Crossway, 2011), and expository commentaries on Exodus, Jeremiah, Luke, and other books of the Bible.
Philip Graham Ryken currently resides in Philadelphia, in the state of Pennsylvania. Philip Graham Ryken was born in 1966.
Reviews - What do customers think about 1 Timothy (Reformed Expository Commentary)?
A Must Read Oct 9, 2008
Dr. Ryken's commentary of 1st Timothy is clear and concise. Unlike other commentaries which seem to cater to the Theological Elite, this commentary (like the others in the Reformed Expository Commentary series) is designed with the "laymen in the pew" in mind. I appreciate Dr. Ryken's dedication to doctrinal purity and his pastor's heart in conveying the information contained in this great book of the Bible.
Expository Preaching at its BEST! Jan 26, 2008
Ryken is a Teacher / Preacher. His teaching is well balanced and I find that he consistently covers every verse. I like that because I want to know ALL of 1 Timothy and not just parts of it. His sermons are probably the easiest to read of anyone I know. He is consistently Preaching and Urging, Preaching and Urging, Preaching and Urging. Similar to what Paul was telling Timothy to do - Preach and Urge.
His coverage of the historical background of 1 Timothy was helpful and also the way that he brought it in at the right times. Paul was writing to Timothy, who was in Ephesus where the goddess Diana was worshipped.
Before reading Ryken's commentaries, I go through each page and highlight every Bible reference with a yellow pencil. For example, I would highlight (2 Cor. 3:16) in yellow. I find his cross-references to other parts of Scripture to be extremely helpful and RELEVENT. While other commentaries also include cross-references to other parts of Scripture, I find Ryken's to be outstanding. So when I use this book for teaching, the cross-references stand out. It is a great aid to me in preparing lessons.
The parts that I found to be most interesting were his teaching on Women in the Church, Slavery and the Church, and Widows and the Church.
His treatment of Women in the Church is well done. I enjoyed the way that he explains their role as - Learning, Ministering, Teaching, but not Preaching to the Church. His teaching is traditional, as you I would expect. But that is what I want to know, not the new stuff that is out there now.
His coverage of Slavery in the Church is very interesting. There is more to the subject of slavery in the Bible than I ever knew. If you read Ryken's commentary on Exodus you will find the subject of Slavery is also covered there. Exodus has at least one whole chapter on OT Slavery. He gives the history of how the church has misused / misunderstood Scriptures when dealing with the topic of Slavery. He shows from Scripture that kidnapping another person demands the death of the kidnapper. You would have to read this book to appreciate the complexity of this issue. He is very sensitive to this issue. I had read that Jonathan Edwards had bought 1 slave girl (really!) and George Whitfield had 75 slaves to help in his orphanage (I was shocked). Also, John Newton continued slave trading for a while after his conversion. He even gave communion to the slaves. The history of Slavery and the Church will make you sad and ashamed. But it needs to be told.
His handling of Widows in the Church was very informative and very interesting. I had never understood all that Paul was saying about Widows and how they are to be treated. They have a ministry they perform for the church as well as needs that should be met by the church. This is a larger issue in the Bible than I had realized and appreciate Ryken's way of teaching this.
Also, his other commentaries on Exodus, Jeremiah, and Galations are absolutely wonderful. I have read the one on Exodus twice now.