Short, pointed essays summarize some of John Frame’s central (and a few peripheral) ideas on theological method, apologetics, and ethics, beginning with Frame’s shortest and clearest presentation of his signature concept of triperspectivalism—the need to read Scripture from various perspectives, especially threefold perspectives that reflect the nature of the Trinity.
In comparison with the ‘feast’ of John Frames major works, these are the ‘nuggets.’ They still offer vintage Frame, and I heartily recommend them for their wisdom, balance, and incisiveness. Some have a more personal, informal tone, and will usefully complement Frames major writings, especially for those who want to understand the connection of his writings to the person behind them.
Professor of New Testament Interpretation, Westminster Seminary
Kenneth Gary Talbot
Dr. Frame has produced a series of theological articles that will engage the reader to consider more carefully the correct understanding of various Christian ideas that will confront him in the progress of dogmatic thought. Dr. Frame is committed to being biblical with a focus on being ‘balanced’ in ones theological perspective. For Professor Frame, being ‘biblically balanced’ expresses his goal of a lifetime of teaching theology. He has not only sought to express orthodox doctrine from a biblical perspective, but also to convey a theology that is capable of affecting a Christian’s total world and life view. Theology is not an abstract study. Understanding theology not only requires us to correctly understand the propositional truth of Scripture, but it also seeks to engage each believer in their daily walk with Christ. This excellent book is a must read for anyone who seeks to be challenged in their understanding of biblical and theological issues that face the Church of Jesus Christ today.
President, Whitefield Theological Seminary
Andree Seu Peterson
John wrote this book so that the average person could understand it, which is a concept introduced by the Apostle Paul but little employed ever since. Its like the 900-pound gorilla wrestling with a newborn and restraining himself: he could do a number on us intellectually, but he prefers to communicate for the sake of the kingdom of God.