Paul APB 8

Paul APB 8 April 4, 2020

In this APB I share a clip about Rob Orlando’s movie Apostle Paul: A Polite Bribe in which he asks directly whether Paul was guilty in relation to the laws of Rome as they existed in his time. Even asking the question is important, since we so often equate whether someone was guilty of lawbreaking with whether they were wrong in a moral sense. But those are separate questions, even if our ideal is and should be to have the illegal and the immoral coincide to a large extent. But even then things get complicated.

Elsewhere around the blogs on the subject of Paul the apostle:

Andrew Perriman on whether Paul thought of Jesus as an “angel of God” (and if so, what he might have meant by that).

Bart Ehrman on Paul on the status of women and the Thecla legends

Preliminary Scaffolding: Constructing Paul

A couple from The Sacred Page 2.0:

A Noun for “the New Christ-faith” Preached by Paul

OUR NEW BOOK: Paul, A New Covenant Jew: Rethinking Pauline Theology

Paul’s Suffering and Hardship Catalogues

Matthew J. Thomas on “Works of the Law” in Paul’s Second-Century Reception

What’s Paul Got to Do with It?: Using Visual Media in the Religious Studies Classroom

Christian Factions and God’s One Temple: Part 1

Excommunication in 1 Corinthians 5:1-13

Translation Issues in 1 Corinthians 6:9

1 Corinthians 7:10 and the Saying of the Lord about Divorce

Paul on Singleness and Marriage in 1 Corinthians 7

1 Corinthians 8:1-11:1 and Idol Meat

Harold W. Attridge and David L. Bartlett on Idol Meat

The Theological Interpretation of 1 Corinthians 11:3

“Handing Over” in 1 Corinthians 11

The Lord’s Supper in 1 Corinthians 11:23-25

1 Corinthians 13 in Context

The Misuse of 1 Corinthians 14:34-35

Paul, the Shema, and Christology

The Textual Mechanic on Paul’s Letter-Carriers

“Writing to the Romans: Philo of Alexandria and Paul”

Christian Factions and God’s One Temple: Part II

The first of four “big ideas” from Paul and the Language of Faith

Theology Curator podcast on the above with Nijay Gupta

Adam in Paul: Unique or archetype?

Review of Steve Chalke’s The Lost Message of Paul Part 1

Review of Steve Chalke’s The Lost Message of Paul Part 2

Review of Christians in Caesar’s Household 

Introduction to 1 Thessalonians by Ken Schenck

Turkey Day 1 – Hagia Sofia, Blue Mosque and the Museums

Turkey Day 2 – Perge and the Perge Museum

Turkey Day 3 – Colossae, Laodicea, and Hierapolis

Turkey Day 4 – Sardis and Smyrna

Turkey Day 5 – Pergamum

Turkey Day 6 – Didyma, Miletus and Priene

Turkey Day 7 – Ephesus

From Craig Keener, an hour-long video introduction to Romans, a discussion of Romans 15:1-7, and an exploration of being “in Christ” and related concepts

Interview with Jarvis Williams on Galatians

Reading Romans with Eastern Eyes

Bird and Gupta Commentary on Philippians August 2020

Paul and Supersessionism

When Paul Got It Wrong

Matthew vs. Paul on Gentiles and Torah

In Stone and Story: An Interview with Dr. Bruce W. Longenecker

Daily Gleanings (27 May 2019)

What Did Paul Claim to Have Seen? “Last of All He Appeared Also to Me”

Getting inside the head of Paul and Jesus

What exactly is Paul’s gospel?

OnScript Podcast about Paul and the Language of Faith

Jeanette Hagen Pifer – Faith as Participation

Has ‘Church Unity’ Become an Oxymoron?

Holiness and Judgment: ΦΘΕΊΡΩ in 1 Corinthians 3:16–17 by Ethan Johnson

Paul and the Language of Faith, 4 Big Ideas: #4—Revisiting Paul and Covenantal Nomism

Paul and the Language of Faith Wins Best Book Award (Outreach Magazine)

A forthcoming book will challenge some widespread assumptions about Paul

Bob Cornwall preached on Paul and discerning the deeper magic of God. See too his sermon on Abraham’s children in Romans 4.

A brief introduction to Philippians

Bart Ehrman has things on his blog related to Paul and Jesus as new Adam


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