Monthly Archives: February 2014

Kasemann on being a disciple of Christ

While reading Kasemann’s Perspectives on Paul today, I was reminded of Paul’s exhortation in Philippians 1.29, ‘For you have been grace-gifted on behalf of Christ, not only to trust in him but also to suffer on his behalf.’ Before you read this, be warned; it’s a hard pill to swallow (below is cited from Kasemann, ‘Justification […]

The comradeship of student and teacher

I came across this quote by J. Louis Martyn in the opening pages of The Unrelenting God: God’s Action in Scripture. Essays in Honor of Beverly Roberts Gaventa. I’m reviewing this book currently for Theological Book Review, and hope to post a fuller review here on AHS shortly. Here is what Martyn has to say about […]

Barth on interpreting

I often find myself contemplating how to reconcile the ‘disinterested’ ideal of (classical) historical criticism with the doctrine of inspiration. Thankfully, I came across this in Barth’s ‘Preface to the First Edition’ of his Romans commentary: The historical-critical method of Biblical investigation has its rightful place: it is concerned with the preparation of the intelligence–and […]

Not a bad place to teach

There are good places to teach, and bad places to teach, just as there are good places to learn, and bad places to learn. I just starting working as a Teaching Assistant in the Theology Department at Durham. This has been a very exciting and challenging undertaking, mostly due to the fact that I have […]

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