Singing of salvation In contemporary worship, we’re very used to singing about the cross. It’s no surprise that of the Top 100 songs sung in churches today, many of them feature or focus on the cross as God’s work of salvation for us. ‘In Christ Alone’, ‘Cornerstone’, ‘How Great Thou Art’, ‘What A Beautiful Name’, … More ‘Crucified with Christ’ – what the cross meant for Paul (Galatians 2:20)
Well, if NT Wright’s life work has taken a step nearer completion with the publication of Volume 4 of his dogmatics/institutes/magnum opus on Jesus, Paul and the New Testament, my life’s work has just been expanded to encompass trying to read the thing. This latest edition heaves its way in at nearly 1700 pages, according to … More Tom Wright and the many volumes of God
The Bible is full of hidden gems. I find that you uncover them by pausing to ask questions. Too often we read over a passage, maybe even spot something that seems cool, say “huh, that’s cool” and move on without really asking what it means. In 1 Corinthians 16:22, Paul writes (almost as an afterthought): … More Paul’s Palindrome (almost)
In Ephesians 1 (well and 2 & 3…and in fact the whole letter) Paul presents a stunning picture of the cosmic reign of Christ and how it plays out into history now. We find in this letter some of the most amazing statements of His rule and authority, stemming from what He has done for … More “All things under His feet” – what does this look like?