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Submarine Lights

Tight harmonies. Hooks like British Invasion rockers of the ’60’s. Irresistible. Like grace to a Calvinist. You have no free will. You must download.

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The Pope, the Salvation of the Jews, and Calvinism, Part 4 (OT background)

If around 20 AD you were to ask a typical First Century Jew whether the Exile is over, he would have said “No.” You might reply, “But you’re no longer in Babylonian Captivity. How can that be?” He would explain, … Continue reading

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The Pope, the Salvation of the Jews, and Calvinism, Part 3 (Historical background)

Romans in historical context Let’s start with a little history. Paul had never been to Rome, nor does he speak of any other apostle as having been there or founding that congregation. It appears likely to have been founded by … Continue reading

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Christopher J. H. Wright: “Jesus Brings It All Together”

The last post from these lectures.

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The Pope, the Salvation of the Jews, and Calvinism, Part 2 (“Gifts”; “Calling”)

The meaning of “calling” in Paul’s writings The Vatican committee’s position paper bases it claim that Jews who do not believe in Jesus are nonetheless saved almost entirely on Rom 11:29, which is even quoted above the caption of the … Continue reading

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Christopher J. H. Wright: On Living God’s Story

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The Pope, the Salvation of the Jews, and Calvinism, Part 1 (“Mystery”; the Holocaust)

A few weeks ago, a high-level Vatican committee released a statement declaring that Jews do not have to believe in Jesus to be saved, captioned, “THE GIFTS AND THE CALLING OF GOD ARE IRREVOCABLE” (Rom 11:29) A REFLECTION ON THEOLOGICAL … Continue reading

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Christopher J. H. Wright on God’s Mission

I’ve occasionally mentioned my appreciation for the work of Christopher J. H. Wright (no kin to N. T. Wright). He’s an excellent writer and thinker. This video is a very accessible, listenable talk. This was recommended to me by a … Continue reading

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Kaleo: “All the Pretty Girls”

Makes me think of Arlo Guthrie. (Go AJ McCarron! Beat the Steelers!)

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Meandering thoughts on Nein Quarterly, hermeneutics, a little Kierkegaard, and leading change in a Church of Christ, Part 4

Kierkegaard Jared Byas recently posted a Kierkegaard quotation at Peter Enns’ blog: My listener, allow me to make a confession about myself here. I still do not dare to be utterly alone with God’s Word. I don’t have the honesty … Continue reading

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