Current Interest: Textual Criticism

Current Interest: Textual Criticism   Prior to the emergence of the printing press (c. 1440) every ancient classic, philosophical treatise, historical record, and religious text was hand written. Some of these documents were copied in order to distribute them to the public, archive them in libraries, and preserve their continual availability for successive generations. Because […]

Penal Substitution and Divine Child Abuse

Penal Substitution and Divine Child Abuse Illustration by Casey Dayton Certain doctrines are more liable to critique and controversy than others. Doctrines like the love of God are generally accepted and affirmed by virtually every theologian, albeit with variations. Other doctrines engender more complexity and a variegated range of views, perspectives, or are sometimes outright […]

The Humanity of Jesus: Interview with J.R. Daniel Kirk

The Humanity of Jesus: Interview with J.R. Daniel Kirk   J. R. Daniel Kirk has recently published a book on the humanity of Jesus entitled, A Man Attested by God: The Human Jesus of the Synoptic Gospels. As of lately, many scholars have argued that the earliest Gospels (Synoptics) present a preexistent Jesus who performs his […]

Romans: Michael F. Bird

Romans: Michael F. Bird   Michael F. Bird is a brilliant and witty New Testament scholar. We had the opportunity to interview him briefly on his recently released Romans Commentary published by Zondervan . We would recommend buying this amazing book. For more on Michael F. Bird, see here. We would also encourage you to read his blog. […]

Anthony Jaramillo: Cultural Myths and Christianity?

Anthony Jaramillo: Cultural Myths and Christianity?    I must preface this short article by mentioning that the following text is a collection of brainstorming ideas and assumptions from my current limited knowledge that I have yet to fully research. The conclusions drawn from these assumptions are far from being set in stone and will most […]

Douglas Campbell Interview

Douglas Campbell Interview    We had the honor and privilege to interview one of my favorite scholars and theologians – Douglas Campbell. Campbell’s work is brilliant and life giving, challenging and liberating, while remaining extremely complex. For Campbell’s biography see here.  We would whole heartily recommend reading his books – see here.  1) How do you understand the […]

Joshua Jipp Interview: Christ is King, Paul’s Royal Ideology

Joshua Jipp Interview: Christ is King, Paul’s Royal Ideology    We had the honor and privilege of interviewing Dr. Jipp on his latest book “Christ is King: Paul’s Royal Ideology,” Published by Fortresspress, For his Biography see here. 1) What made you write Christ is king, Paul’s royal ideology? How long did it take you to write this beautiful […]

E.P. Sanders – Paul: The Apostles life, Letters, and Thought.

E.P. Sanders – Paul: The Apostles life, Letters, and Thought   E.P. Sanders needs no introduction, he has written extensively on Judaism (second temple/1st century) contributing to New Testament studies while radically redefining the field. Many are familiar with his game-changing book, “Paul and Palestinian Judaism.” This book shifted New Testament studies, launching a host […]

Douglas Campbell Review. Deliverance, Liberation, Freedom, Apocalyptic, Christology, Participation.

Douglas Campbell Review. Deliverance, Liberation, Freedom, Apocalyptic, Christology, Participation. “This much is certain, that we have no theological right to set any sort of limits to the loving-kindness of God which has appeared in Jesus Christ. Our theological duty is to see and understand it as being still greater than we had seen before.” ― Karl […]

Human Faith and God’s Faithfulness

Human Faith and God’s Faithfulness    “Leap of faith – yes, but only after reflection” ― Søren Kierkegaard “There is meaning in every journey that is unknown to the traveler” ― Dietrich Bonhoeffer Faith is the act of trusting God, even when we cannot see or understand exactly what this may mean for our lives […]