Jesus Christ v. Eternal Principles

At the beginning of Unlocking Romans, I reflected on how Christians have, at times, defined God. Scrolling through Augustine, Anselm, and the Westminster Confession, I summarized thus: Not only do these Christian definitions, like their Greek philosophical counterparts, all focus on a g/God who is wholly other, they also define God in universal terms without […]

Reimagining Faith: Into Christ

Yesterday we did a bit of thinking about the apparently strange juxtaposition of justification by faith and final judgment based on works. I’ve been wondering if there are a couple of roads we might run down to reconceive what saving faith looks like. The first facet worth exploring is the conjunction of faith with our […]

Jesus, Adam, Union with Christ

Being “in Christ” is a crucial component of Paul’s soteriology (how salvation works). Want to be part of God’s great reconciliation project? It was in Christ that God was reconciling the world to Himself–look to union with Christ. Want to be part of God’s family? You are all children of God, in Christ Jesus, by […]

Transformed Humanity

When we last left our hero he was contemplating his own ministry as filling up what’s missing from Christ’s sufferings (Col 1:24). As striking as this articulation of his ministry is, I suggested that its significance was intrinsic to his two-fold conviction that Christ’s death reconciles all things and that this reconciliation is not yet […]