Category Archives: Luke

Navigating and Celebrating the Complexity of Scripture: A Conversation with Richard Hays

I’m rather excited to share this interview with a ground-breaking scholar who has long been an inspiration to me, and one of the most influential figures in my own theological development: Richard B. Hays. I reviewed his recent book, Echoes … Continue reading

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The Politics of Sentinels

I’ve written a Christmas reflection over on the Political Theology Today blog. Advent continually returns us to the posture of vigilant and expectant watchers, looking for the coming of Christ in our lives, communities, and world. Christmas calls us to … Continue reading

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Echoes of Scripture in the Gospels Review

The latest issue of Themelios has just come out and, with it, my review of Richard Hays’ recent book, Echoes of Scripture in the Gospels. Hays’s exegesis is frequently scintillating, not least in its vindication of the evangelists’ citations of … Continue reading

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The Politics of Being on the Wrong Side of History

A lectionary reflection of mine on the Parable of the Pharisee and the Tax Collector has just been published over on Political Theology Today. If you think you’ve seen it before, you probably have. It was written for Political Theology … Continue reading

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The Politics of Dishonest Wealth

I have a reflection on Luke 16:1-13, the Parable of the Unjust Steward, over on Political Theology Today. Jesus depicts wealth as if a false god, competing with God for our worship and service (verse 13). The power of money … Continue reading

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The Politics of the Table

My latest Politics of Scripture post has just been published. Jesus’ teaching involves, as Hays recognizes, a rehearsal for the manners of the inbreaking kingdom. Rather than currying favor with their rich neighbors and adopting the manners of their regional … Continue reading

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Transfigured Hermeneutics 8—Moses’ Veil

Introduction Transfiguration and Exodus Transfiguration as Theophany Jesus as God’s Glory Face in John’s Gospel The High Priest and the New Temple The Climactic Word The Bright Morning Star This is the eighth of a ten part series on the … Continue reading

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