Monthly Archives: April 2011

He is Risen Indeed!

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The early Christians swapped a greeting that indicated the foundational nature of the resurrection of Jesus from the dead. One individual would say: Christ is risen! The other individual would respond: He is risen indeed! This greeting affirmed their belief … Continue reading

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Narrative of Cross and Church Unity

Gorman’s formula for Paul’s narrative of the cross has been discussed in previous posts (See Post 1 and Post 2). The formula consists of the following: Although [status], not [selfishness] but [self-abasement/slavery]. Paul’s narrative of the cross demands that Christians … Continue reading

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Paul’s Use of the Cross Narrative

In the last post, Gorman’s formula of the Pauline narrative of the cross was noted. Paul’s foundational story was the cross, and it completely informed his life and teaching. The formula looked like this: Although [status], Not [selfishness] But [self-abasement/slavery]. … Continue reading

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The Narrative of the Cross

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It’s been a few weeks since I posted. It usually gets busy this time of semester. While I’ve not posted, I have been engaged in various studies, so I’m hoping to get some of my thoughts down in various posts … Continue reading

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