Category Archives: Matthew

The Politics of the Vineyard of Israel

I have just posted a reflection on Isaiah 5, Psalm 80, and Matthew 21 over on Political Theology Today. Within it I explore the significance of the prophetic vine parables and the vantage point that they can provide us upon … Continue reading

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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

Posted in Bible, Guest Post, Hermeneutics, Interviews, John, Luke, Mark, Matthew, NT, NT Theology, Reviews, The Gospels, Theological | 5 Comments

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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Conquest Narratives in Christianity and Islam

I’ve guest posted again for Political Theology Today, discussing Pope Francis’ recent claim that Christianity shares in common with Islam an emphasis upon the theme of conquest and his referencing of the Great Commission of Matthew 28 as an example … 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: The Christmas of History and the Christmas of Faith

In this week’s episode of Mere Fidelity, Andrew, Derek and I discuss the relationship between the Christmas of history and the Christmas of faith. Many of our carols and Christmas hymns, our retellings of the Christmas story, and our Nativity … Continue reading

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