The Johannine Prologue

Jey Kanagaraj says this about the Johannine prologue and how the gospel is encapsulated within it: The whole Gospel according to the prologue evolves around one theme: the revelation of the one God in his glory and his encounter with all human beings in the life and mission of Jesus, the pre-existent God-become-flesh, to foundContinue reading “The Johannine Prologue”

The Challenge of Jesus

N.T. Wright has written a plethora of books that span the spectrum between devotional and intense academic tomes. The Challenge of Jesus seeks to place itself somewhere in the middle of this spectrum. In the preface to this book Wright last out three goals that he has in writing this book. The first goal isContinue reading “The Challenge of Jesus”

Atonement & Eucharist– Notes on Eleonore Stump’s LATC15 Presentation

Eleonore stump had the privilege of being the final plenary speaker at #LATC15 today. She presented a paper on the connection between atonement and the eucharist. She is best known for her work on the philosophy of religion, metaphysics, and medieval philosophy. Here are my notes on her lecture. Atonement and Eucharist Eleonore Stump Purpose:Continue reading “Atonement & Eucharist– Notes on Eleonore Stump’s LATC15 Presentation”

Jesus Prays

I recently came across a list of Jesus’ prayers in the book of Luke. Luke includes nine of Jesus’ prayers – more than any other gospel. Seven of these are unique to Luke. If you are interested in seeing how Jesus prays check these out: During his baptism (Lk 3:21) Before challenging opponents (Lk 5:15-16)Continue reading “Jesus Prays”

Book Review – Jesus Against the Scribal Elite by Chris Keith

I remember the first time I was publicly put to shame… Lets just say it isn’t easy being a Jr. Higher in a school filled with High Schoolers. I bring this up because High School/Middle School is one of the few social settings in the West that operates with honor and shame as a centralContinue reading “Book Review – Jesus Against the Scribal Elite by Chris Keith”

Celebrating the Sabbath – 7 New Testament Principles

Its Sunday! Perhaps you have skipped out on church so you could read my highly awaited blog. Maybe you were up all night waiting… waiting ever so patientily for the 7 principles for Sabbath from the New Testament. But you probably weren’t Today we are doing part 2 of our Sabbath series. This time weContinue reading “Celebrating the Sabbath – 7 New Testament Principles”

That’s Not in the Text!!!

Recently I have been doing some thinking about how our contexts affect our reading of Scripture. In doing my own little case study of how this plays out in “real life” I came across three different interpretations of Luke 15:11-32: one by Donald Juel, one by N.T. Wright, and finally one by Allan Powell. ThisContinue reading “That’s Not in the Text!!!”