Category Archives: Jesus

Through Jesus We See God

The next segment of the conversation between Heidi Lene Maibom and N. T. Wright raises a question worth a little consideration. Still engaged with the question “What is wrong with the world?”, Prof. Maibom reacts to Wright’s suggestion that God … Continue reading

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If You Believed Moses …

“But do not think I will accuse you before the Father. Your accuser is Moses, on whom your hopes are set. If you believed Moses, you would believe me, for he wrote about me. But since you do not believe … Continue reading

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Jesus as Redeemer of Israel

I have been reading through, leading a discussion class, and occasionally posting on Echoes of Scripture in the Gospels by Richard Hays. I am sure that no one will agree with every connection and echo of the Old Testament Hays … Continue reading

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The Importance of Israel

Matthew anchors the story of Jesus in Israel’s history. If we are unfamiliar with the Old Testament Scriptures and this history, we will miss important parts of the message. This is especially true in the prelude to Jesus’ public ministry … Continue reading

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In the Beginning

The first chapter of Ron Highfield’s new book The Faithful Creator: Affirming Creation and Providence in an Age of Anxiety looked at the theology of creation in the Old Testament. A commenter on A Theology of Creation (at Jesus Creed) … Continue reading

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Jesus and Jonah

Last week I put up a post summarizing Walter Moberly’s chapter on Jonah, Forget the Fish Already!. The post focused on the genre and message of the book. Moberly, like most OT scholars, considers the book to be something of … Continue reading

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Jesus and Genesis

Recently ICR posted the picture to the right on their Facebook page (HT JD). Although the claim that half of Jesus’s references were to Genesis is unsupportable (see below), the idea that we must take a literal (i.e. young earth) … Continue reading

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Jesus is the Keystone

Jesus is the Keystone of God’s plan to resolve disorder and perfect order, or so claims John Walton in the next chapter of his new book The Lost World of Adam and Eve. But Jesus is more than simply the … Continue reading

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It’s About God and God’s Kingdom

The second essay in N. T. Wright’s book Surprised by Scripture addresses the question Do We Need a Historical Adam? Wright accepts a historical Adam and Eve as a representative pair chosen by God, much as God later chose Abraham … Continue reading

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Healing the Divide

Last week I posted a response to the question: Do we need to read the whole Bible? While it isn’t necessary for every Christian to read every section of the Bible, it is important that teachers, preachers, and other leaders … Continue reading

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