Faith of Christ: What’s Left?

Yesterday I read a book review that issued a passing commentary on the author’s decision to read πίστις Χριστοῦ (pistis christou) as “Christ’ faithfulness” rather than “faith in Christ.” The review’s comment was, “Once we take faith out of Paul’s doctrine of justification by faith, one wonders what we have left.” To which my reply […]

Feet of Clay Once More

In my snail’s pace through Douglas Campbell’s The Deliverance of God: An Apocalyptic Rereading of Justification in Paul, I’ve gotten through his assessment of the problems with a traditional reading of Romans 1:16-17 and 3:21-26 (pp. 377-81). Although this was a short section, it was a good reminder that (a) there are some serious problems […]

Resurrection in CT

Well why not? Maybe I can make my blog a running commentary on Christianity Today… I’m now in possession of the April issue, which features a lovely picture of Jesus with a crown of thorns, and the promise of a Scot McKnight article on why the failure to find the “real” Jesus is a good […]

Feet of Clay?

I’ve been slow on my reading of Douglas Campbell’s The Deliverance of God lately. Sorry to leave you all hanging. I’m currently going through the chapter where he critiques the traditional “justification theory” reading of Romans 1:18-3:20. In general, I find in reading through this section that my fears from the earlier chapters are playing […]