Perhaps the most beautiful hymn in Scripture is not found in the Psalms, but in Paul’s letter to the Philippians: Adopt the same attitude as that of Christ Jesus, who, existing in the form of God, did not consider equality with God as something to be exploited. Instead he emptied himself by assuming the form of a servant, taking … Continue reading When God the Son Became Like Us
The first chapter of my dissertation deals with the usefulness of Revelation for Trinitarian theology, with some of the major Church Fathers as part of my justification. So, over the past few weeks, I've been reading the early church's use of the Book of Revelation in their discussions on the divinity of the Father, Son, and … Continue reading Stages of Development in Early Trinitarian Theology
I interviewed Wesley Hill awhile back about his fantastic book, Paul and the Trinity. Hill's book is one of the best books I have read in years, and was the catalyst for my current Ph.D. dissertation. I posted it on my old blog, and am reposting the interview here because I think the Biblical Reasoning crowd … Continue reading Wesley Hill on Paul, the Trinity, and Theological Method
Well maybe you live under a rock and don't know this yet, but NT WRIGHT IS PUBLISHING A BOOK ON PAUL. AND IN IT HE WILL DISCUSS JUSTIFICATION. I think people's brains might explode over this, either because of the length of the book or because we're going to have to re-hash the "justification as … Continue reading NT Wright on Justification…Again
Union with Christ is without a doubt a significant aspect of Pauline theology. Over at Crux Sola, Nijay Gupta reviews Con Cambell's highly anticipated work Paul and Union with Christ: An Exegetical and Theological Study (Zondervan, 2012). Click here to read his review.
I received news tonight that my article "Arbitrary Allegory, Typical Typology, or Intertextual Interpretation? Paul's Use of the Pentateuch in Galatians 4:21-31" was accepted for publication in Biblical Theology Bulletin. It still has to go to the copy editor, and I have no clue on the timeline for publication. But, the hard part is over. … Continue reading Article Accepted
Here's an interesting video from Carson and Piper on the necessity of studying the historical background of a particular biblical book for preaching and teaching. You can see all three of the videos at The Gospel Coalition.
Since all Bible blogging roads lead back to Near Emmaus, and since Brian LePort seems to continually blog about things that I'm already thinking about (get out of my head Brian!) I'm going to piggyback off of another one of his posts today. Yesterday Brian posted on the question of whether or not James and … Continue reading Making James and Paul Play Nice
Was Paul intending for his readers to conjure this picture in their minds in Ephesians 6:10-20? Or this? Righteousness shall be the belt of his waist, and faithfulness the belt of his loins (Isa 11:5). How beautiful upon the mountains are the feet of him who brings good news, who publishes peace, who brings good … Continue reading Pet Peeves, Soapboxes, and Hobby Horses