A “New Perspective” on the Gospel, the King Jesus Gospel 7

Scot McKnight’s fifth chapter of his brand new book The King Jesus Gospel: The Original Good News Revisited asks the question “How did Salvation take over the Gospel?” That certainly is a strange question on the face of it since most of us would have thought prior to reading this little book that the gospel [Read More...]

Star Wars: The Complete Saga

I know what I want for Christmas this year.  Star Wars: The Complete Saga (Episodes I-VI) [Blu-ray] comes out this week. [Read more...]

My 9.11 Memory

There are lots of reflections on September 11th being shared in homes, coffee shops, water coolers and blogs today. I’m sure the question has been asked countless times: “Where were you on 9.11?” While I don’t think I had an especially significant experience on that day, it was certainly unusual. So I’d like to share [Read More...]

Witherington and McKnight Dialogue over the King Jesus Gospel

I’ve been posting Scot McKnight’s new book The King Jesus Gospel: The Original Good News Revisited. Now Ben Witherington over at his blog Bible and Culture has posted part one of a dialogue with Scot on the book. [Read more...]

A “New Perspective” on the Gospel, the King Jesus Gospel 6

In The King Jesus Gospel, Scot articulates why he thinks its dangerous to confuse the “gospel with” the “Plan of Salvation”. Here are his two reasons. When the plan of salvation gets separated from the story: 1. The plan almost always becomes abstract, propositional, de-storified and, therefore, unbiblical. 2. The story of what God is [Read More...]

A “New Perspective” on the Gospel, the King Jesus Gospel 5

Scot McKnight presents his definition of the “gospel” from 1 Corinthians 15 in the fourth chapter of his new book The King Jesus Gospel: The Original Good News Revisited. He calls it the “apostolic gospel”. For Scot it is the place where we must begin. What is the apostolic gospel? According to Scot’s reading of [Read More...]

A “New Perspective on the Gospel”, the King Jesus Gospel 4

In the third chapter of his new book The King Jesus Gospel: The Original Good News Revisited, Scot McKnight makes the bold claim that evangelicals (he doesn’t exclude Catholics and Orthodox) have gotten the understanding of the gospel upside down, an understanding that has created unwanted effects. To make the point, Scot presents a hierarchy [Read More...]

Writing Style 10

Global clarity and coherence is the subject of the 11th lesson in the book classic book on style by Williams and Colomb, Style: Lessons in Clarity and Grace. Here’s an excellent tip on revising one’s writing: Budget your time for both drafting and revision so that you spend most of it on beginnings: the introduction [Read More...]


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