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”

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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...]

Engaging with Josh Jipp and his Christ is King, Chapter 1

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Joshua W. Jipp’s new book Christ Is King: Paul’s Royal Ideology perked my interest the moment I read the title. I picked up a copy at SBL last week and started reading it. Josh isn’t someone I know super well, but I have worked with him on a project and have a high respect for him [Read More...]

Galatians 3:28 and the Harmful Effects of Misinterpretation

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I’ve been reading an excellent book recently by Richard Twiss Rescuing the Gospel from the Cowboys: A Native American Expression of the Jesus Way. At one point in the book Twiss recalls a moment when as a very young Christian he was wrestling with how his Native identity related to being a Christian. He sought out [Read More...]


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