Category Archives: Mark

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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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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Podcast: The Ascension

Forsaken by the rest of the cast, who apparently had better things to do, Derek and I recorded a two person podcast this week, on the subject of the Ascension. We discuss the theological significance of the event and its … Continue reading

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Podcast: Transfiguration

In the latest Mere Fidelity episode I join Derek Rishmawy and Andrew Wilson to discuss the subject of the Transfiguration. Please leave any thoughts that you might have on the podcast in the comments. You can also follow the podcast … Continue reading

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The Politics of Service

I’ve posted over on the Political Theology Today blog again, this time on Jesus’ teaching on ‘servant leadership’. There are many prominent examples of theological code-switching in the New Testament, whereby terms and phrases with familiar weight and significance in … Continue reading

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The Call of the Wilderness

The Behemoth, a sister magazine of Christianity Today, has just published an article of mine on the subject of the call of the wilderness. Although the wilderness may appear to be an area—in the words of the 1964 US Wilderness … Continue reading

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The Politics of the Individual

My latest guest post over on the Political Theology Blog: Accustomed as we are to thinking in terms of an individual-state polarity, it can be difficult for us to recover the political significance—and responsibility—of the individual as the bearer of the … Continue reading

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