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)
“I’m really looking forward to pouring burning coals on my enemy’s head. “That’s what Romans 12 says I’m going to do. (It’s in the New Testament, you know.) Even after he’s been oppressing me, if he’s hungry I’m going to feed him, and if he’s thirsty I’m going to give him a drink, because the Bible … More Pouring burning coals on my enemy’s head!
…about What St Paul Really Said (hereafter WSPRS). I finished reading Tom Wright’s popular-level WSPRS last night. One of the points I found most delightful and helpful was how Paul’s exploration of God as Trinity (or at least some kind of plurality) didn’t take place over against Jewish monotheism or as playing into the hands of multi-deistic paganism, but … More What Tom Wright Really Said
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
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?