Wesley Hill on Paul, the Trinity, and Theological Method

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

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Canonical Hermeneutics and Systemic Injustices

I watched the #PhilandoCastile dash cam video about an hour ago and am still horrified. This case appears to me to be a miscarriage of justice on every level, from the 50ish stops in 14 years to which Castile was subjected, to the actions of the officer, to the acquittal of the officer by the … Continue reading Canonical Hermeneutics and Systemic Injustices

Guarding the Good Deposit and Ministering Sound Doctrine

As a Baptist, I am staunchly in favor of religious liberty for all and the individual freedom of conscience required for that collective liberty. I'm also in favor of congregational rule in local churches. And more generally as a Protestant, I definitely confess sola scriptura. This does not mean, however, that I'm against confessions and … Continue reading Guarding the Good Deposit and Ministering Sound Doctrine

Basil and Augustine on 1 Cor. 15:28

In defending ERAS, many proponents point to 1 Cor. 15:28 as one of the primary texts that supports it (in addition to, say, 1 Cor. 11:3, John 6:38, and Matt. 26:39). In this passage Paul says, When all things are subjected to him, then the Son himself will also be subjected to him who put … Continue reading Basil and Augustine on 1 Cor. 15:28

NT Wright on Justification…Again

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

Article Accepted

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

Scriptural Hermeneutics

This is an excellent quote from Richard Hays on hermeneutics after exegeting 2 Cor 3:1-4:6 in Echoes of Scripture, ch. 4: The meaning of Scripture is enacted in the Christian community, and only those who participate in the enactment can understand the text. Consequently, the transformation of the community is not the presupposition but also … Continue reading Scriptural Hermeneutics

Making James and Paul Play Nice

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

Pet Peeves, Soapboxes, and Hobby Horses

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