Archive for the 'Christology' Category

James K. A. Smith on the missing Author in authorial intent hermeneutics

I realize this is a week old, which in the blogosophere can make something quite stale, but I had some thoughts on James K. A. Smith’s surprisingly negative review of Peter Enns’ recent The Evolution of Adam: What the Bible Does and Doesn’t Say about Human Origins. Smith’s criticism focuses on Enns’ methodology, which is based […]

Wednesday, May 2nd, 2012

Believing in the Resurrection

Diglotting has another excellent post up called, “Why I Believe in the Resurrection“. I’ve been thinking along these lines myself lately (as so often happens with Kevin’s posts). Do read it! But while I’m largely in hearty agreement with the post, I figured I’d push back a little regarding the following remarks: I have seen […]

Wednesday, April 4th, 2012

Podcast recommendation: introduction to the historical Jesus in context

I was remiss in not sooner noting the recent completion of a podcast series by York University’s Philip Harland. It’s a recently completed set of fourteen lectures on many of the issues surrounding historical Jesus studies entitled The Historical Jesus in context. Those brought up never questioning any aspect of the New Testament’s historicity should find it interesting to […]

Friday, April 8th, 2011

The Human Faces of God: apocalyptic contortions (part 2)

Review: The Human Faces of God: What Scripture Reveals When It Gets God Wrong (and Why Inerrancy Tries to Hide It) Author: Thom Stark Wipf and Stock, 2010 Chapter 8: “Jesus Was Wrong” (part 2) As a preterist with a fully “realized eschatology”, I had no trouble with most of the discussion in the first part of my […]

Thursday, February 10th, 2011

What Christmas means, birth narratives aside

I love the sights, sounds, and smells of Christmas. My enjoyment of the season has grown even more since having children to share these joys with. The nativity plays, the extra desserts, the nighttime drives through the neighborhood to look at the Christmas lights, and the beautiful carols and spiritual songs all excite me. But […]

Friday, December 17th, 2010

Thoughts on “Christ crucified” and the gospel according to Jesus and Paul

Recently I was listening to a pastor describing the gospel in the predominant Reformed fashion as the message that sinners are absolved of guilt because Christ died in order to allow God to punish sin without condemning vile, sinful humanity (at least those of us who are fortunate enough to be among the elect). Under this rubric, […]

Wednesday, December 8th, 2010