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September 12, 2018
Adam, Israel, and Union with Christ in Romans
Wendel Sun says “union with Christ” is central to New Testament theology. To make that...
February 14, 2018
Why Is God Justified in Romans?: Vindicating Paul’s Use of Psalm 51 in Romans 3:4
Most people understand God’s righteousness in Rom 3:4 and Ps 51:4 as punitive, referring to...
February 10, 2016
The Difference Between Worth and Wages
In Romans and Galatians, Paul does not correct views about the merit of one’s works...
January 27, 2016
Why Give Grace? Glory.
In the ancient Roman-Greek and Jewish world, why did people give gifts (grace, χαρις)? And...
March 24, 2014
The "Romans 23 Principle" (a follow-up post)
A reader asked a question about my previous post "Using the 'Romans 23' Principle to...
March 05, 2014
Using the “Romans 23 Principle” to Explain Sin
Chinese people have a hard time understanding what is meant by the word “sin.” How...
January 14, 2014
My Latest Article on Romans Now Published in JETS
My most recent article on Romans is now published! It is titled, “PAUL WRITES TO...
October 22, 2013
Theology is Like Making a Baby
In talking about justification, Paul first answers the who-question, then the how-question. That was the...
October 17, 2013
The "Old Perspective": Right Answer, Wrong Problem?
The traditional perspective on justification gives a right answer to the wrong question. As a...
October 15, 2013
The Problem of "Ascribed Righteousness"
Chinese culture may help us reconcile the "New Perspective on Paul" (NPP) and the traditional...
June 25, 2013
Justifying Honor and Shame in Romans
Simply put, Romans is about honor and shame. In the latter sections of Saving God's...
March 05, 2013
Are Missionaries Ashamed of the Language of Paul's Gospel?
I teach Romans in Chinese. It’s painful sometimes. Don’t misunderstand me. I love Romans. Much...
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