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This time I actually have an excuse for not posting over the last couple of weeks. To celebrate our 10th anniversary, my wife and I went on a trip overseas, and we have just returned home. I would have told … Continue reading
I heard Christopher Wright state that theologians tell lousy jokes, and to illustrate the point, he told this joke. I rather like it. A friend says to a seminarian, “What subjects are you studying at school?” The young theologian says, … Continue reading
In Cruciformity, Michael J. Gorman, examines the role of the cross in Paul’s writings. I found his remarks on Paul’s expression of faith to be helpful. There are two aspects of faith that should be understand as two halves of … Continue reading
In my reading for Galatians, I came across a couple of writers that had helpful comments on baptism. First up, a lengthy quote from Scot McKnight… Some will no doubt have problems with the observation that faith and baptism are … Continue reading
I’ve always understood Romans 7, especially verses 14-25, to be a simple discourse on the power of sin and the struggle that Christians will have with it. Sometimes the flesh wins over the spirit, leading Christians to commit sin despite … Continue reading
In his commentary on Romans, N.T. Wright suggests that Paul uses the framework of New Exodus in Christ to relay his message. God promised Abraham that he would undo the sin of Adam through him. The initial fulfillment of this promise … Continue reading
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I’ve just finished up my Romans/Galatians test this last week. I’m doing a practicum this summer, and I have two classes and a thesis left. One of the assigned texts for my class was N.T. Wright’s commentary on Romans in … Continue reading