Romans is not a political manifesto. It is pastoral theology, albeit, one not divorced from the socio-political realities of the Roman Mediterranean. R…
Posts for 26 Sept - 2 Oct
David R. Bauer The Book of Acts as Tory: A Narrative-Critical Study Grand Rapids, MI: Baker, 2021. This volume by Bauer examines the Book of Acts by ta…
There is no term more misunderstood and more misused than “Gnostic.” For some people, Gnostic means means “heresy” or anything that denigrates the body…
A central tenet in New Testament proclamation is that Jesus Christ has won a victory for his people, where sin, death, and the devil have been defeated…
Psalm 23 has to be one of the most famous pieces of Scripture. It is a Psalm that provides us with the assurance that the Lord is our Shepherd, that he…
Posts for 20 - 25 Sept
Louis Markos From Plato to Christ: How Platonic Thought Shaped the Christian Faith Downers Grove, IL: InterVarsity, 2021. Louis Markos has composed a t…
I often ask my students, “If being Trinitarian were a crime, what evidence would there be to convict you?” I get some sad, sad responses. If your worsh…
Why are conspiracy theories so popular? What is more, why are they popular in some churches, whether it is about elections or vaccinations, why do peop…
I was interviewed by Dr. Brandon Smith about the apostolic fathers and my book 7 Things About the Bible I Wish All Christians Knew. Here’s a video I ma…
It is fair to say that institutional religion is in rapid decline in the west. In my estimation this decline is attributable to several things: The glo…