This first video is about the gods of the Roman Empire and their influence on the book of Revelation: This second video, is about some important “big ideas” to keep in mind when reading the text of Revelation: Read more

I discuss the need for *nuance* when talking about Paul and LGBTQ folks. The center for Paul and Jesus is always love, no matter where one lands on the traditional–progressive interpretation spectrum of the controversial passages. Love trumps our theological preferences: every single time. Read more

Reading Genesis 1-3 like a scholar! Read more

Hey friends, I wanted to let you all know that I started a new series today on The Paulcast called “Freestyle Galatians.” In this ongoing series, I will walk through Paul’s letter to the Galatians chunk by chunk. This is a freestyle, which means that although it is informed by scholarship, it is mostly focused on diving into the text and processing it out loud. It is designed to be a resource for personal bible study, sermon prep, small group… Read more

As you may already know, I recently started a podcast called The Paulcast: A Podcast All About the Apostle Paul. In order to understand the scholarly conversation about Paul, many folks need a starting point. My first series is exactly that. If you listen to this series, you will understand Paul’s writings in a whole new way! Here are all the titles for Entering the Conversation: #1 Intro & Auschwitz #2.1 Paul via Augustine, Luther, & Reformers #2.2 Augustine, Luther,… Read more

As I announced a couple of weeks ago, my latest project is The Paulcast: A Podcast all about the Apostle Paul. After my introduction episode, titled “Surprised by Paul,” I launched straight into a series called Entering the Conversation. Here’s why. In my experience, many people talk about the things Paul wrote down without doing the hard work of entering the world Paul lived in. So, without knowing it, we read this statement or that in one of his letters… Read more

The Paulcast: A Podcast all about the Apostle Paul launches this week. Help get word out and win a book! Read more

Paul had a problem with the Torah.[1] There is no denying this fact. The nature of the problem, however, is certainly up for debate. Growing up as a child of evangelicalism, the problem was often framed in binaries: law vs. grace or religion vs. grace or works vs. faith or flesh vs. Spirit or slavery vs. freedom. All of these dualities get at the same thing: the old Hebrew covenant was needed, but only so that at the fullness of… Read more

  Sitting at the table continues to be a metaphor for communing with other human beings. When we dine with others, we hear their stories, and we gaze into their eyes trying to see things as they see them. Table fellowship, as it is often called, implies that real human beings are engaged in friendship. But we all know that these shared experiences can go wrong. Perhaps you’ve attended a dinner where your only role was to be a silent… Read more

The following post is written by my friend Preston Sprinkle. He comes at this conversation, as someone with a fairly traditional theological perspective and yet full of love and openness. At our church, Pangea, we actually have folks on both sides of the theological spectrum—all who choose to break bread with each other. Voices like Preston’s would fit quite well in our context. His recent written work addressing a Christian approach to LGBTQ persons is full of empathy and wisdom…. Read more

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