Category Archives: Paul

Fall Sermon Series

The Pastoral Epistles (1 & 2 Timothy and Titus) have not featured much in my preaching. I can’t say specifically why. Perhaps it’s because of the difficult issues with critical scholarship, alleged pseudonymity (i.e., much of scholarship in the late … Continue reading

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Clothed with Christ

  Sources: F.F. Bruce. The Epistle to the Galatians (NIGTC). Grand Rapids: Eerdmans, 1982. David A. deSilva. The Letter to the Galatians (NICNT). Grand Rapids: Eerdmans, 2018. James D.G. Dunn. The Epistle to the Galatians (BNTC). Grand Rapids: Baker Academic, 1993. Gordon D. Fee. Galatians (Pentecostal Commentary … Continue reading

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What Shall We Say Then About Abraham?

*The introduction of the sermon was not recorded, sadly. Where the recording begins is with some crowd sourcing done through Twitter, in which I asked people to summarize Romans in a single tweet, in order to show how Romans is … Continue reading

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Living Doctrine: The Son

Sunday, June 24th, 2018   Sources: Gordon D. Fee. Paul’s Letter to the Philippians (NICNT). Grand Rapids: Eerdmans, 1995. Beth Felker Jones. Practicing Christian Doctrine: An Introduction to Thinking and Living Theologically. Grand Rapids: Baker Academic, 2014. Michael J. Gorman. Inhabiting the Cruciform … Continue reading

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  Sources: Craig G. Bartholomew. Ecclesiastes (BCOTWP). Grand Rapids: Baker Academic, 2009. Franz Delitzsch. Commentary on the Song of Songs and Ecclesiastes. M.G. Easton (trans.). Grand Rapids: Eerdmans, 1968. Peter Enns. Ecclesiastes (THOTC). Grand Rapids: Eerdmans, 2011. Duane A. Garrett. Proverbs, Ecclesiastes, Song of Songs … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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The Gift of God

Sunday, July 2nd, 2017. “The Gift of God” (Romans 6:12-23)   Sources: James D.G. Dunn. Romans 1-8 (WBC). Milton Keynes: Word Inc, 1988. Michael J. Gorman. The Death of the Messiah and the Birth of the New Covenant: A (Not So) New Model … Continue reading

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