A Brief Response to Simon Gathercole’s Critique of Wright on Justification

Last year Simon Gathercole posted a review of Wright’s Paul and the Faithfulness of God  on Reformation21 in which he critiques the consistency of Wright’s view of justification. Gathercole argues that Wright is unclear...
March 11, 2015
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    My New Article in the Scottish Journal of Theology

    I’m excited that my article, “Suffering and Covenantal Hope in Galatians: A Critique of the ‘Apocalyptic Reading’ and Its Proponents,” is finally in print, appearing in the newest issue of the Scottish Journal of Theology (68.1 : 1–15). The paper was originally presented in the Paul Group at the...
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    Esther and Her Elusive God (Reviewed)

    Two weeks ago the newest issue of Themelios (39.3 : 517–519) contained a review of my Esther book by Dr. Ched Spellman. This is the fourth review that I’ve come across (see the other reviews by Brian C. LePort, Joel Watts, and Brant Clements) and the first one in...
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    PhD and Time Managment

    The other day a friend of mine wrote a really great blog post where he surveyed several PhD students about how they managed their time while working on their PhD. You can read his post here: http://tinyurl.com/o28leab.  I thought I would weigh in on the matter in this blog...
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    New Volume: Reactions to Empire

    I am excited to let you all know that a new volume that I co-edited with Dan Batovici is nearly in print. The collection is called, Reactions to Empire: Sacred Texts in their Socio-Political Contexts (WUNT II/372; Tübingen: Mohr Siebeck, 2014), and is the result of a session of...
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    Most Influential Commentaries on Galatians (Top 5)

    A little over a year ago I wrote a post about the Top Galatians Commentaries. For that list I chose the 5 best in terms of teaching the text the closest to how I think it should be understood. I still stand by those 5—although with the recent addition...
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    Mission to Outsiders: Ethics & Ethos

    I am very excited because I recently had the opportunity to contribute to two edited volumes that have finally appeared in print. The first volume is entitled, Sensitivity to Outsiders: Exploring the Dynamic Relationship between Mission and Ethics in the New Testament and Early Christianity (WUNT II/364; Tübingen: Mohr Siebeck, 2014),...
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    Do you Read the Bible literally?

    A few days ago I was asked a straightforward and seemingly simple question. “Do you read the Bible literally?” I honestly wasn’t sure how to respond.  I stammered my way through an answer that I wouldn’t be able to repeat. I wish I had said, “Yes, the Bible is a...
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    My Book, Esther and Her Elusive God, is Out!

    I am pleased to say that my book, Esther and Her Elusive God: How A Secular Story Functions As Scripture, is finally available for purchase. The book was endorsed by N. T. Wright (St Andrews) and Chris Miller (Cedarville), and Dr. Ronald W. Pierce (Biola) wrote the Foreword. The book can...
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    Ancient Readers & Their Scriptures: Early Bird Registration Ends Soon!

    My colleague Garrick Allen and I are organizing a symposium at the University of St Andrews on 2–3 June, 2014. We’re currently still accepting abstracts until 1 February, which is also the last day for our early bird registration (more details below), so do sign up and come join...
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