Craig Keener on the “Israel of God”

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I’m reading over Craig Keener’s Galatians (NCBC; Cambridge: CUP, 2018), trademark Keener, readable and suffused with historical descriptions, lots of great remarks on the background and theological significance of the letter. Rather liked Keener’s take on the “Israel of God” in Gal 6:16: Paul

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Richard Bauckham on Matthew’s Use of Luke

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Over at Alan Garrow’s blog, he has a statement from Richard Bauckham on how he changed his mind about the Synoptic Problem and came to believe that Matthew used Luke, i.e. Matthean posteriority (simultaneously annoying Q and Farrer-Goulder theorists). To me Matthew’s use of Luke had the obvious

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A Christian View of Human Identity

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The quest for human identity is a quest to know one’s self and to be known by others. Our personal identity exists in a social matrix. We perceive ourselves and we perceives others perceiving ourselves. Our sense of identity is a mixture of who we think we are and who others tell us we are.

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Praying Psalm 110

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“When I sit at your right side, your hand moves and your strength appears. At your right hand, there is youth, beauty, benediction, and the perfume of blessing. There is the dawn of love and the adornment of holiness. Draw me to the presence of your right hand. Embrace me with your left arm,

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Latest Issue of JSPL

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Here’s the latest issue of the Journal for the Study of Paul and his Letters 7.1-2 (2017): Kenneth BerdingGod and Paul (in Christ) on Three Visits as the “Two or Three Witnesses”  of 2 Corinthians 13:1 Mark D. NanosReading the Antioch Incident (Gal 2:11-21) as a Subversive Banquet Narrative

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God, Faith, Empire, and Palestine

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Believing that there is something more powerful than the empire is an important and necessary step towards questioning it. God questions the omnipotence of empire. As well, seeing God on the other side of the empire queries and challenges the morality of the empire, which is a key link in its

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Why We Need More Women Authors in Theology

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Great article by Zondervan editor Katya Covrett for the Logos Institute for Analytic and Exegetical theology on You Can Be What You Can Read. Publishers play a key role in shaping the future of the academy, if even by the choices we make in what we publish. One often-overlooked but decidedly

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