The New Testament and the gospel of Jesus claim theological continuity with the Old Testament, but what does this mean for our own reading of sacred Scripture? Read this post by Andrew Dragos, summarizing insights from Richard B. Hays’ recent book, Reading Backwards.
We all think we know everything there is to know about Jesus, but do we? Andrew Dragos shares seven things about the gospel of Jesus that might surprise you!
Jesus’ death and resurrection achieves God’s ultimate victory over sin, brokenness, and injustice and opens an abundant future for all who trust in him. It also provides a grand reversal—the church, now as Israel, is supposed to “Go” out to all the nations. Read more from Brian Russell.
Anyone interested in gaining a more vivid, authentic picture of Jesus and his environment—only within which his words and deeds are properly understood—should read the work of Amy-Jill Levine. In today’s post, Nathan Brasfield review her most recent work, Short Stories by Jesus.
Deep from the vault, we pulled out this old video of J. D. Walt interviewing Ben Witherington on the resurrection. They cover a number of topics related to Scripture, its role in the church, and other practices that lead to healthy spiritual formation.
We have no record of Jesus ever writing anything down, so how did what Jesus said and did make it to written form? In his Seven Minute Seminary, Dr. Terence C. Mournet suggests that the process of moving from oral teaching to written texts involved both stability and flexibility, and this should teach us something about the ideal of contextualization.
Who wrote the Gospels? Higher criticism of the Bible challenges the traditional attributions of Matthew, Mark, Luke, and John. In this Seven Minute Seminary, Ben Witherington explains how authority and authorship worked in the ancient world and how this relates to the four Gospels.