Owens, Mark D. As It Was in the Beginning: An Intertextual Analysis of New Creation in Galatians, 2 Corinthians, and Ephesians. Eugene, OR: Pickwick, 2015. Paperback. 241 pages. Retail: $29.00. ISBN: 9781498202404 In As It Was in the Beginning, Mark D. Owens compares “new creation” concepts in Galatians, 2 Corinthians, and Ephesians through an intertextual […]
Kanye West’s 7th album, The Life of Pablo (TLOP) was released a few weeks ago. On this album, Kanye gives his listeners a window into his life and thoughts. Furthermore, I believe this album gives us a picture of a particular type of Christianity that characterizes our american society. The Atlantic’s review of the album […]
In this past year, as ISIS has committed targeted genocide against Christians, the Church at large has become aware of the reality and horror that is persecution. For those like myself in countries where forthright violent persecution is not a threat, it is difficult to know how exactly to respond. How, if at all, should our affections be stirred […]
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 about how he can claim that justification “creates and constitutes” a new status while still affirming that justification is a declaration of what is already true about a believer.
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 32nd Annual Meeting of the British […]
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 of Doug Moo’s commentary I think […]
I’ve been asked to be one of the editors of a newish website (ancientthought.org) focusing on Early Christianity and Philosophy. We have some great contributions by people well established in their field as well as some up and coming scholars. Right now I am looking for people willing to write short articles (1,55-2,000 words) on […]
I am sure that to many, the title of this article made you roll your eyes a little bit. You know that the Bible talks about churches meeting in houses but… I mean, that can’t possibly apply to our cultural setting today. You also may have met some rather bizarre individuals who were house church […]
Earlier this week, my fellow blogger Calvin Sodestrom penned an excellent piece on so called “church marketing.” While I agreed with most everything that Calvin said, I also wanted to press his point further and help us to reconsider how we go about “doing church.” Calvin’s insights were useful but as long as we are […]
The September 2013 issue of the Journal for the Study of the New Testament is now available online and will be in print shortly. My article on the meaning of the Greek word ΠΑΣΧΩ in Galatians 3.4 is included in the volume (“Suffering In Vain: A Study on the Interpretation of ΠΑΣΧΩ in Galatians 3.4,” JSNT 36.1 […]
search the site
Developing a Bibliography | These things are written on Top 5 Monographs on Galatians […] Jeffrey A. D. Weima’s recent book entitled, Paul the Ancient ...
ThomS on Church Security Teams? Verdict: Unbiblical I wonder if he'll ever respond to the above comments ...
Steph on Why I Kissed Christian Fiction Goodbye (Part One) Great article! Did you ever write part two? I wasn't ...
Paige on Christian Beer and the Question of Weed I don't know if this discussion is still open, but ...