Monthly Archives: February 2016

Eucharist as New Dimension

The liturgy of the Eucharist is best understood as a journey or procession. It is the journey of the Church into the dimension of the Kingdom. We use the word ‘dimension’ because it seems the best way to indicate the … Continue reading

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On Porter’s Recent Review of Campbell

For those who are interested, Stanley Porter has finished his final installment in a rather crushing series of critiques of Constantine Campbell’s new “Advances in the Study of Greek”. Now, others have echoed many of Porter’s key critiques (see Ellis … Continue reading

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YHWH’s ‘Return to Zion’?

Hurtado (contra Wright): Wright’s claim [is] that the earthly ministry of Jesus was seen from the first as YHWH’s “return to Zion,” and that this conviction was the “key” to all of the rest of how Jesus came to feature so centrally … Continue reading

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Mission Beyond Our Borders

As we read the newspapers we find some commentators are optimistic and some are pessimistic. Both views can find evidence to support their position, but I want today to say that we Christians should be neither optimists nor pessimists, but … Continue reading

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Stanley Porter Revisited

[Out of respect, I want to point readers to this post from Steven Runge as a preface to the following] Steven Runge, in Novum Testamentum 56 (2014) 154-173, establishes a fascinating case that Stanley Porter has misappropriated the linguistic evidence for his … Continue reading

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Welcome and Warning

For the younger son to ask for his share of the inheritance is almost unthinkable: it is the functional equivalent of saying to his father, ‘I wish you were dead.’ The father should have beaten him, or thrown him out. … Continue reading

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Inhabiting the Cruciform God

The church of Jesus Christ must make nonviolence a more central dimension of its life and teaching and a corollary of its creedal affirmation that God raised the crucified Jesus from the dead, thereby ending the case for violence as … Continue reading

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