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The Cruciform God: Chapter 2, Gal 2:15-21, Part 2

We’re continuing our study of Michael J. Gorman’s Inhabiting the Cruciform God. (Gal 2:16b) … so we also have believed in Christ Jesus, in order to be justified by [the faithfulness of] Christ and not by works of the law, … Continue reading

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The Cruciform God: Chapter 2, Gal 2:15-21, Part 1

We’re continuing our study of Michael J. Gorman’s Inhabiting the Cruciform God. Gorman offers an extensive interpretation of Gal 2:15-21 to explain “justification” in Paul. Now, among scholars, there’s quite an extensive debate going on regarding how to understand Paul … Continue reading

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The Cruciform God: Chapter 2, The Faith of Jesus

We’re continuing our study of Michael J. Gorman’s Inhabiting the Cruciform God. [In the book, Gorman only mentions this argument, assuming that it’s well known to his readers. But it’s a linchpin argument for his book, and so I lay … Continue reading

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The Cruciform God: Colt McCoy, For Example

Regular readers know that I’m a big Alabama football fan. That doesn’t mean I don’t respect and appreciate other teams, including even Texas. I mean, who’d you rather beat than a team you respect? Here are two videos from Colt … Continue reading

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The Cruciform God: Introduction and Chapter One, The Self-Emptying God, Part 3

We’re continuing our study of Michael J. Gorman’s Inhabiting the Cruciform God. Husbands and wives I need to mention another example of the importance of this understanding of the nature of God. It’s has to do with marriage and the … Continue reading

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The Cruciform God: Introduction and Chapter One, The Self-Emptying God, Part 2

We’re continuing our study of Michael J. Gorman’s Inhabiting the Cruciform God. Exaltation Gorman explains that God’s exaltation of Jesus was not a promotion but a proclamation of what was always true but is now shown to be true — … Continue reading

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The Cruciform God: Introduction and Chapter One, The Self-Emptying God, Part 1

I’m in the process of re-reading Michael J. Gorman’s Inhabiting the Cruciform God: Kenosis, Justification, and Theosis in Paul’s Narrative Soteriology. It’s not the coolest name for a book, you know. In fact, it violates every principle of marketing known … Continue reading

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