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God's (costly) new normal

the following is a sermon i recently offered on ephesians 3:7–13 at first presbyterian church of berkeley.


“of this gospel i have become a servant according to the gift of God’s grace that was given me by the working of his power”

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Duke Divinity School



I thought this would be a fun topic for a blog post because Michael and I have had some good interaction on the subject. In this first post, I want to present the three positions that scholars on Paul have taken in answering this question of how Paul thought all Israel would be saved. 1,279 more words

Pauline Theology

BOOK REVIEW: How God Became King

I just finished reading my first N.T. Wright book, How God Became King: The Forgotten Story of the Gospels. I have heard much about Bishop Wright and his theology, most of it incredibly positive. 483 more words


NT Wright on What the Cross Accomplished

So I’ve read NT Wright’s The Day the Revolution Began two times now and my experience both times has been a mixed one, which I’ll get to in a moment. 734 more words

The Resurrection of Jesus in History

Yesterday, Christians around the world gathered to celebrate the defining claim of their faith:  the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead.  The apostle Paul is very frank in his estimation of the importance of Christ’s resurrection: 1,039 more words

Devotional Thoughts

The Meaning of Resurrection

The resurrection is the linchpin of Christian faith yet most believers are not quite sure what it actually is and what it means. Leading scholar on the resurrection of Jesus, N.T. 29 more words

Bible Study

Clash of Kingdoms Part IV - Thursday of Holy Week - Passover Meal - Eucharist and the New Exodus

Mark 14:12-26 CSB

On the first day of Unleavened Bread, when they sacrifice the Passover lamb, his disciples asked him, “Where do you want us to go and prepare the Passover so that you may eat it?” So he sent two of his disciples and told them, “Go into the city, and a man carrying a jar of water will meet you.

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