Storied Theology turns 2 today. Thanks for making this a great forum for engagement, conversation, and all things narrative theology. With the exception of the 4 month hiatus between Sibboleth (may it rest in peace) and Storied Theology, I’ve been blogging for 7 years. Thanks for coming along for the ride!
In yesterday’ stop along the Jesus Have I Loved, but Paul? blog tour, Jim West demurred over my articulation of the ministry of Jesus. This seemed like a good, old-fashioned substantive disagreement, or at least, a place where sounding the note with the right emphasis might be important. On p. 100 of JHILBP, I say, […]
An idea has been rumbling around, if ill-formed, in my mind for the past couple of months. There we were, seminary professors, church pastors, and Christian leader types, having some pretty awesome and fun and challenging conversation about the missional calling of the church. And something about the setting, the gathering of folks I was […]
Today’s post is prompted by a confluence of two streams: teaching in the Corinthian correspondence and AKMA’s thoughts in review of my chapter on ethics, “Living the Jesus Narrative.” The question these two have raised to my mind is, “What does the in-breaking of resurrection into this life look like [according to Paul]?” In both […]
Today, the Jesus Have I Loved, but Paul? Blog Tour goes to the Matrix and Missional land, with a review of ch. 3, “Christianity as Community.” Think that Paul’s idea of Christianity is, basically, getting you, yourself, and you right before God? Think again… James McGrath’s thoughts are here. Look for Jamie Arpin-Ricci’s at missional.ca.
I’m doing some digging about in Colossians these days, so you’ll probably find an unusual concentration of Colossians related throughts on the blog for the next few weeks. One perennial question about Colossians is who wrote it. The letter speaks of church as a more universal entity than the localized communities we see in, say, […]
Today’s chapter in the Jesus Have I Loved, but Paul? blog tour is “New Creation and the Kingdom of God.” Posts are up by Matt Montonini and Tim Gombis. This chapter lays my understating of how Paul articulates something akin to the “kingdom of God” proclamation we meet so often in the Synoptic Gospels. Also, […]
Welcome to Day 1 of the blog tour for Jesus Have I Loved, but Paul? A Narrative Approach to the Problem of Pauline Christiaminnity! I get to help introduce the book, and Nijay Gupta will be blogging his thoughts on ch. 1, “Jesus Stories in the Gospels and Paul.” (Update here’s Nijay’s post.) Also, Julie […]
Great words from Karl Barth posted by Halden: as the Son of His Father, elected and ordained from all eternity to be the Brother of these fatal brethren, caused them to be His own sins, confessed them as such, and therewith confessed that He was baptised in prospect of God’s kingdom, judgment and forgiveness. No […]
Observation: In stereotypical anti-pagan polemics in the ancient world, Jewish argument would go something like this: those guys worship idols, which leads to all sorts of sexual lasciviousness, which (of course!) leads to the further degradations we see in society such as thieving and drunkenness and rebellion. You can see this reflected in Romans 1: […]