Righteous Because of Wrath?

One major conundrum in the book of Romans comes in 1:18. Most commentators (wrongly, of course, but we’ll show them grace) look to the immediately preceding verses as the thesis statement of the letter: For I am not ashamed of the gospel, for it is the power of God unto salvation to everyone who believes–to […]

Jesus’ Own Faith

In conversation with some comments that ensued after the “faith of Jesus Christ” post from last week, I want to underscore what I think is essential about the identity of Jesus, an aspect highlighted by the “faith(fulness) of Jesus Christ” reading of Galatians 1:16. In order for Jesus to be truly human, he had to […]