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Review: Defending Substitution by Simon Gathercole

John Piper, Brian Zahn, N. T. Wright and Steve Chalke walk into a bar… Whatever hilarity may or may not ensue in this scenario, I can assure you that a discussion on the atonement would be anything but humorous.

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Review: How God Became Jesus ed. Michael Bird

How God Became JesusThis is my concluding review of Bird (et. al)’s How God Became Jesus, with my overall impressions. For a slower in-depth walk through of Ehrman’s How Jesus Became God, its arguments, and this reply book, How God Became Jesus, check out my series Ehrman’s Christology War.

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Ehrman’s Christology War #4b: Earliest Christology

How God Became Jesus

I’m continuing to work through Ehrman’s How Jesus Became God and Bird’s (et al.) How God Became Jesus. You will find each piece in the series here. In this post I’m summarizing Simon Gathercole’s response to Ehrman’s presentation of exaltation Christology in How God Became Jesus and giving a few of my own thoughts.

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Ehrman’s Christology War #4a: Earliest Christology

How Jesus Became GodI’m continuing to work through Ehrman’s How Jesus Became God and Bird’s (et al.) How God Became Jesus. You can find each piece in the  series here. Due to the size of this summary, I will offer my response and Simon Gathercole’s in a future post.

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How Jesus Became God Became Jesus

How Jesus Became GodTwo titans are being released today and will no doubt cause internet carnage in their wake. One book is called How Jesus Became God and the other, How God Became Jesus, is responding to it. The former is from the (in)famous skeptical scholar Bart Ehrman, and the latter is from a supergroup of evangelical scholars – but hopefully unlike supergroups, they’re actually good together –  Michael Bird, Simon Gathercole, Craig Evans, Charles Hill, and Chris Tilling. These two books tackles the questions of whether Jesus’ earliest followers considered Him as divine or whether this was a later development in the church.

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Primers on the New Perspective on Paul

The other day I was discussing Paul’s letter to the Romans with fellow CCBCY teacher Randy McCracken (who teaches OT and Romans here), and the merits (or lack thereof) of the New Perspective on Paul came up. His comments were insightful and encouraged me to brush up on the issues again. I found two great resources (albeit not new) that I’d recommend.

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