Category Archives: The Gospels

Video: Why Was Jesus Baptized?

Today’s question: “Why did Jesus have to be baptized? Was Jesus’ baptism a baptism of repentance?” Within my discussion I reference Peter Leithart’s book The Priesthood of the Plebs. If you have any questions for me, please leave them on my … Continue reading

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Video: Did the Scriptural Authors Intend their Figural Meanings?

Today’s question: I’m wondering to what degree you believe that the original authors of the text(s) were deliberately employing [analogies, types, themes, metaphors, “word pictures”, etc.]? Was the intellectual complexity that you perceive present in the original authorship context, or … Continue reading

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Video: Some of Jesus’ Encounters With Women in the Gospels

Another clip from my Theopolis Institute lectures, this time on marital themes and some of Jesus’ encounters with women in the gospels.

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Podcast: The Virgin Birth

In our final podcast of 2017, the entire cast is on the show to discuss the Virgin Birth. You can also follow the podcast on iTunes, or using this RSS feed. Listen to past episodes on Soundcloud and on this page on my blog.

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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

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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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Transfigured Hermeneutics 7—The Bright Morning Star

A few months ago, I started a series over on Reformation21 on the subject of Transfigured Hermeneutics. For various understandable reasons, following a change in editorial direction for the site, they have decided not to run the final four parts … Continue reading

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