I’m glad to say that I’ll be editing a series of short studies on biblical and theological themes for Logos in their brand spanking new Cutting Edge series. This series engages significant issues in contemporary biblical scholarship, making them accessible to busy students of the Word and applicable in the life of the church. I give an introduction to the series here.
The first volume scheduled in the series is by David deSilva on Transformation: The Heart of Paul’s Gospel. This is a controversial piece, guaranteed to win the ire of traditional Reformed theologians, because deSilva argues that Paul’s teaching on justification encompasses both forgiveness of sins and moral transformation. DeSilva’s main target is a type of “Romans Road” view of discipleship which tends to divorce God’s saving work from his transforming work. That said, he does make some provocative assertions guaranteed to stimulate conversation.Here’s the blurb:
In Transformation: The Heart of Paul’s Gospel, deSilva guides readers in expanding their definition of the gospel message as presented in Paul’s letters. He succinctly demonstrates that the gift of righteousness that Paul speaks of in Romans is nothing less than the means to transform and renew all of creation—including ourselves. Join deSilva as he explores Paul’s message of change and renewal, and prepare to be transformed in your own thinking in the process.