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The Cruciform God: Righteousness and Faith, Part 2

We’re continuing our study of Michael J. Gorman’s Inhabiting the Cruciform God. Now, at this point, I begin to sound a bit antinomian (lawless), because it sounds as though I’m saying you can be sinful and not submit to God’s … Continue reading

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N. T. Wright’s After You Believe: Fruits of the Spirit, For Discussion

Regarding the fruits of the Spirit, Wright says, [Paul] is not saying, “Once the Spirit has taken up residence in a person or community, these are the things that will happen automatically,” as though thereby to reinforce the romantic or … Continue reading

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N. T. Wright’s After You Believe: Love, For Discussion

Regarding love, Wright explains, Left to myself, doing what comes naturally, I would fail. But the point of love is that it doesn’t. That is why love is a virtue. It is a language to be learned, a musical instrument … Continue reading

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N. T. Wright’s After You Believe: Introduction

I got this book for free in exchange for agreeing to review it. But I didn’t promise a favorable review. Just a review. And I was thrilled to get this book for free, because otherwise I’d have bought it — … 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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Surprised by Hope: Will We Remember Our Former Lives In Heaven?

[Re-posted to include some new material at the end.] Someone asked this in class Sunday, and I had wondered the same thing as I was preparing the lesson. The question comes from Isaiah — (Isa 65:17) “Behold, I will create … Continue reading

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Surprised by Hope: Being Like God, Part 3

In the last post, we began a consideration of Eph 5:18-21, pointing out that “command” (not really the right word) is to be filled with the Spirit. The rest of the passage is made of three participles modifying — by … Continue reading

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