Hurtado reviews Wright’s Paul

For those interested, here is a link to Larry Hurtado’s blog where you can find another link to Hurtado’s somewhat appreciative yet largely critical review of N. T. Wright’s massive work Paul and the Faithfulness of God. Which leads me to my morning prayer: Lord, may I have the wisdom never to walk into the [Read More...]

North Korea and a reminder to western Christians

Each year my New Testament intro students watch a one hour video of N. T. Wright explaining the Gospel in a lecture entitled “Kingdom and Cross: The Forgotten Message of the Gospel.” Wright uses an analogy of four “speakers” in four corners of the room that need to be balanced so the entire musical score [Read More...]

Forgetting Jesus–a Christmas resolution

A few years ago, 10 perhaps, I was at an academic conference that featured a debate of sorts on the resurrection of Christ between N. T. Wright and John Dominic Crossan, well-known scholar of early Christianity. I say “debate of sorts” because I think the evening was billed to be a dual between Wright and the [Read More...]

Rob Bell, Oprah, and N. T. Wright. Yeah, you heard me.

Just yesterday on The Revangelical Blog, Brandan Robertson posted on Rob Bell teaming up with Oprah. Apparently, she sees Bell as a spiritual mentor of sorts along with a number of others that strike a nerve with her. Predictably, the internet equivalent of a switchboard is lighting up like the bombing of Dunkirk–and if I had [Read More...]

Walter Brueggemann and Scripture as Counter-Imagination to the Empires of Man

This past weekend I took part in a conference at St. Thomas’s Episcopal Church in Whitemarsh, PA, sponsered by St. Thomas and the Center for Biblical Studies and by a generous gift from the Philadelphia Theological Insitute. The conference was on Making Sense of the Old Testament. The main speaker was Old Testament theologian Walter [Read More...]


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