Category Archives: Paul

Barclay-introduction on grace

John Barclay gave this lecture at the Pontifical Biblical Institute in Rome. Don’t be put off by the short introduction being in Italian.  Barclay’s lecture is in English.  Of course, if you are Italian, you may be put off by … Continue reading

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Levenson, Barclay and the New Perspective

I am in a quandary about my next project. The Jon Levenson book,  The Love of God, is the first part of an idea for looking at the love of God or the grace of God from both a Jewish and … Continue reading

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Lee-Barnewall–mutuality

Michelle Lee-Barnewall ends her Neither Complementarian nor Egalitarian with a chapter where she tries to reframe the whole issue of male-female relationships in the contemporary church and family.  Her proposal is move beyond questions of what women can and cannot … Continue reading

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Lee-Barnewall–leaders as slaves

The claim of evangelical complementarians is that there is a special, God-authorized leadership role for men in the family and in the church. In a chapter of Neither Complementarian nor Egalitarian about leadership, Michelle Lee-Barnewall refrains from challenging this. Instead … Continue reading

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Lee-Barnewall–a transcendent perspective

Michelle Lee-Barnewall turns to the biblical basis for gender relations.  This is in her book, Neither Complementarian nor Egalitarian Her first category is the kingdom of God.  The issue here is whether the post-French Revolution idea of egalitarianism applies to … Continue reading

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W.W.J.D. after 9/11

Michael C. Legaspi, who teaches ancient Mediterranean studies and Jewish studies at Penn State, recently wrote this interesting paragraph: Albert Schweitzer once remarked that the quest for the historical Jesus revealed more about the questers than it did about Jesus. … Continue reading

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Beale-futurist eschatology and the spiritual temple

In the Temple and the Church’s Mission G. K. Beale deals with 2 Thessalonians 2:4. The passage talks about  a “man of lawlessness” who, opposes and exalts himself above every so-called god or object of worship, and as a result he takes … Continue reading

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