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A narrative/historical approach to emergent theology
A vastly expanded attempt to take on board, critique and modify a narrative/historical approach to emergent theology What is being proposed? A narrative/historical account of the people of God,...
On the Origins of Morality: Supernatural, Biological, and Relational Possibilities
Back in 2007, Christianity Today hosted Christopher Hitchens and Doug Wilson in a debate entitled: “Is Christianity Good for the World?”. They exchanged letters six times, with Hitchens...
Why did Jesus write on the ground?
The story of the woman caught in adultery who is dragged by the scribes and Pharisees to Jesus for judgment (John 7:53-8:11) is a fascinating one, for various reasons. I made extensive use of it in a...
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On Transmillennialism and Kevin Beck's This Book Will Change Your World
I read Kevin Beck’s This Book Will Change Your World in response to some gentle and persistent prompting from Mike Morrell. As Mike observes, there...
Is that third horizon just a mirage?
Mike Morrell has articulated a good question about the thesis of The Coming of the Son of Man and Re: Mission. It comes down to this: Given the...
Lk. 13:1-5 - The killing of the Galileans and the collapse of the tower in Siloam
I mentioned this passage in the comment on Luke 13:22-24, but it is worth considering in its own right. First, as modern liberal interpreters we...
The particularity of the people of God
Mike Morrell prompted me initially to respond to Kevin Beck’s This Book Will Change Your World, and has now posted some thought-provoking comments....
The death of James and the coming of the Son of man
The story of the martyrdom of James, the brother of Jesus, casts an interesting light on how the early church in Jerusalem understood its future....
Emmanuel Katongole and A Future for Africa
I have started reading Emmanuel Katongole’s A Future for Africa: Critical Essays in Christian Social Imagination as preparation for the Amahoro...
One of the
One of the more peculiar objections that John Piper raises against Wright’s understanding of Paul’s ‘gospel’ is that the announcement that Jesus is...
Katongole: How postmodernism hurts Africa
In ‘Postmodern illusions and performances’, the fourth essay in A Future for Africa, Emmanuel Katongole argues that postmodernism is unlikely to...
The limited ambitions of the people of God
William Cheriegate asked me to expand on the following remark in my post on Transmillennialism – not least for the benefit of those who ‘grew up in...
Sweet and Viola: A Jesus Manifesto
Leonard Sweet and Frank Viola have recently issued A Magna Carta of Restoring the Supremacy of Jesus Christ, a.k.a. A Jesus Manifesto for the 21st...
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