Category Archives: The Gospels

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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The Politics of the Memorial

I have guest posted over on Political Theology Today, on the subject of Maundy Thursday, the Passover, and the memorial meal. This combination of historical memory and eschatological hope in the celebration of the Eucharist—the Christian Passover—is exhibited at various … Continue reading

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Podcast: Last Supper and Lord’s Supper

In this week’s podcast Derek, Matt, and I discuss the event of the Last Supper, its significance in the context of the gospel narratives, and its relationship to our continued celebration of the Lord’s Supper. You can also follow the podcast on … Continue reading

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The Politics of Spectacle

My latest guest post has just gone up over on Political Theology Today: Sovereignty has historically been manifested and exercised in no small measure through spectacle and through glory. The regal finery with which monarchs are attired, the imposing grandeur … Continue reading

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Transfigured Hermeneutics—Part 3: Transfiguration as Theophany

The third part of my series (parts 1 and 2) on the Transfiguration and our reading of Scripture has just been published over on Reformation21: When the Angel is accompanied by the Glory, it is the Glory-Face of the LORD … Continue reading

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