Category: Paul

Book Review: Of Seeds and the People of God

Michael P. Knowles. Of Seeds and the People of God: Preaching as Parable, Crucifixion, and Testimony. Eugene: Cascade, 2015.* Michael Knowles, a professor of mine at McMaster Divinity College, previously wrote a masterful book on Paul’s theology of preaching (We Preach Not Ourselves: Paul… Continue Reading “Book Review: Of Seeds and the People of God”

Book Review: Paul and Gender

Cynthia Long Westfall. Paul and Gender: Reclaiming the Apostle’s Vision for Men and Women in Christ. Grand Rapids: Baker Academic, 2016. “Of making many books there is no end” (Eccl. 12:12). Sometimes this is how it feels with the debates surrounding gender and the… Continue Reading “Book Review: Paul and Gender”

A (Sort of) Book Review: Unlocking Romans

J. R. Daniel Kirk. Unlocking Romans: Resurrection and the Justification of God. (Grand Rapids: Eerdmans, 2008). Daniel Kirk is quickly becoming one of my favourite authors. His Jesus Have I Loved, But Paul? (review here) was mind boggling good. Unlocking Romans, Kirk’s first book, sat on my… Continue Reading “A (Sort of) Book Review: Unlocking Romans”

A (Sort of) Book Review: Inhabiting the Cruciform God

Michael J. Gorman. Inhabiting the Cruciform God: Kenosis, Justification, and Theosis in Paul’s Narrative Soteriology. Grand Rapids: Eerdmans, 2009. This book had been on my “wishlist” for several months, and I finally grabbed it as my Lenten reading; a transition from the Pauline stuff I’ve… Continue Reading “A (Sort of) Book Review: Inhabiting the Cruciform God”

A (Sort of) Book Review: Paul Women and Wives

Craig S. Keener, Paul, Women & Wives: Marriage and Women’s Ministry in the Letters of Paul (Peabody: Hendrickson, 2004). Originally published by Baker in 1992, republished by Hendrikson, with a new preface, I picked this book up because a. Keener is a phenomenal scholar b.… Continue Reading “A (Sort of) Book Review: Paul Women and Wives”

A (Sort of) Book Review: “Jesus, Paul, and the Gospels”

James D. G. Dunn Jesus, Paul, and the Gospels (Grand Rapids: Eerdmans, 2011). As I noted last week, I’ve been doing an in depth look at the Pauline corpus, which is also working itself out in our current sermon series through Philippians. I picked up… Continue Reading “A (Sort of) Book Review: “Jesus, Paul, and the Gospels””

Canon within the Canon?: Thoughts on Reading the Bible Better

We all have certain portions of Scripture we focus on more than others. We know that, right? I’m not being presumptious in saying we’re aware of the fact we do this? I hope not. I hope we all recognize that we do it. We… Continue Reading “Canon within the Canon?: Thoughts on Reading the Bible Better”

A (sort of) Book Review: “Jesus Have I Loved, But Paul?”

I just recently picked up J.R. Daniel Kirk’s Jesus Have I Loved, but Paul?” A Narrative Approach to the Problem of Pauline Christianity. (Grand Rapids: Baker Academic, 2011). Given my usual reading habits, I usually require a long time to get through a book, as… Continue Reading “A (sort of) Book Review: “Jesus Have I Loved, But Paul?””