A Great New Book About Herod the Great

I just spent the day enthralled in an excellent new book about Herod the Great. Its called The Many Faces of Herod the Great. Herod the Great mesmerizes me. I have a fascination with his life and career. I’m impressed with this political acumen and his architectural prowess. He’s know as the patron saint of [Read More…]

Engaging Josh Jipp and his Christ is King, Chapter 3, Josh’s Response

Josh responses to my engagement with his chapter three in Christ Is King: Paul’s Royal Ideology. – I’m glad to hear that reading the book is providing further confidence in your own approach to Pauline Christology! I’m looking forward to seeing the reception of chapter 3 given the dominance of understanding Paul’s Christ-hymns (esp. Col. [Read More…]

The Glory of the Israel’s Davidic King and Yahweh

Crispin Fletcher-Louis was gracious to take up the conversation about Josh Jipp’s third chapter over at his Jesus Monotheism in response to my post. In particular he discusses my reference and interpretation of Psalms of Solomon 17:30-31. I was unaware of his discussion of this in his own work and his dependence on Bauckham. Crispin writes, [Read More…]

Engaging Josh Jipp and his Christ is King, Chapter 3: King and Praise

I continue my dialogue with Josh Jipp on his new book Christ Is King: Paul’s Royal Ideology. A few weeks back I began a series of posts engaging Josh’s chapters – find last post here and Josh’s response here. He has graciously agreed to respond to my posts. We have been finding much common ground [Read More…]

Rudolf Bultmann, “Theologian of Perpetual Advent”

This morning I opened a package which contained the new book by David W. Congdon on Rudolf Bultmannwritten in the excellent Cascade Companion series published by Cascade Books. I read the introduction and briefly scanned the table of contents. My eye caught the title of the final chapter, “Advent.” It is of course the season [Read More…]

Engaging Josh Jipp and his Christ is King, Chapter 2: Josh’s Response

In the last post I engaged Josh’s second chapter in his book Christ Is King: Paul’s Royal Ideology. This is Josh’s response. Largely In Agreement Thanks, Joel, for the substantive engagement of my chapter on the law of Christ in Paul! I enjoyed your response – I suppose, in part, because we find ourselves largely [Read More…]

Engaging Josh Jipp and his Christ is King, Chapter 2: “King and the Law”

I am reading Joshua Jipp’s book Christ Is King: Paul’s Royal Ideologyin dialogue with Josh. I’m so thankful Josh was willing and able to engage his work with me. This has been such an enjoyable way to review a work. I also have enjoyed that this has opened up lines of conversation and connection with [Read More…]

Engaging with Josh Jipp and his Christ is King, Josh’s Response

In a previous post I began to engage Josh Jipp’s new book Christ Is King: Paul’s Royal Ideology. In this post, Josh responses to my post. First of all, let me say that it is a privilege for me to have the opportunity to reflect upon the arguments of Christ is King with Joel. I’m [Read More…]


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