Tag: new testament

Summary: Images of exile and displacement are key aspects of the New Testament’s ways of describing Christian faith. There is a tragic irony at work, then, when Christians lend their support to policies that discredit and reject refugees.

Read the full post, which is part of a collection of reflections by a variety of authors involved in the ON Scripture–The Bible project, here.

Bible commentary: general audience

Summary: This is an annotated list of ten compelling books about the New Testament and about New Testament studies, generally. All of the books are good choices for those who are engaged in ministry or who have a modest background in studying the New Testament. They were published roughly between October 2015 and October 2016.

Read the full article at The Christian Century.

Books and films

Summary: This is an annotated list of ten books that will enhance one’s reading of the New Testament. All the books were published roughly between October 2014 and October 2015.

Read the full article at The Christian Century.

Books and films

Summary: This is an annotated list of ten books that will enhance one’s reading of the New Testament. All the books were published roughly between October 2013 and October 2014.

Read the full article at The Christian Century.

Books and films

Summary: The Bible is full of teachings that are working with, it seems to most of us, very outdated and even harmful views on gender. Some take these teachings as if they were permanent, universal laws. Rather, these biblical passages usually reflect the conventional wisdom or social mores of their day, which suggests we need to put them in conversation with other biblical texts and with other sources of knowledge. I briefly explore 1 Timothy 2:8-14 as a test case.

Read the full article on The Huffington Post.

Bible commentary: general audience Christianity and culture

Summary: This is an annotated list of ten books that will enhance one’s reading of the New Testament. All the books were published roughly between October 2012 and October 2013.

Read the full article at The Christian Century.

Books and films

Summary: It’s important to know something about what was going on in the world when the Bible was written. In this article I briefly introduce three big events or social phenomena that were shaping people’s religious understandings when the New Testament was being written. The Bible itself shows us people of faith articulating how their beliefs speak to their concerns and everyday lives.

Read the full article on The Huffington Post.

Christianity and culture

Summary: This article is more academic than most of the other things I’ve written that are accessible on the Web. It offers a basic overview of the Apostle Paul’s letters, especially some of the theological convictions that inform what he wrote. To read Paul’s letters properly is to understand that Paul wrote as a pastor seeking to offer care to communities and to understand Paul’s enduring Jewish faith–a faith not replaced but transformed by his experience of Jesus Christ.

Read the full article from the journal Word & World. It was originally published in the Fall 2010 issue.

Journal articles