Book – Lionel J. Windsor. Paul and the Vocation of Israel: How Paul’s Jewish Identity Informs his Apostolic Ministry, with Special Reference to Romans. BZNW 205. Berlin: De Gruyter, 2014.
Have you ever been watching a 3D movie wearing 3D glasses, and done that thing where you close one eye and look at the screen, then open that eye and close the other eye and look at the screen again? Here’s a thought experiment for you. Do the same thing, metaphorically, with your picture of the Christian life.
“How beautiful are the feet of those who evangelise” – it’s about Paul’s Gentile mission after all (Romans 10:14-18)
I used to think that Romans 10:14-18 was about the (mostly failed) Christian mission to Jews. I was wrong. After closely reading this text, I now think it’s about Paul’s mission to Gentiles.
Without the doctrine of justification by faith only we neither know the fullness of who Jesus is or who we are. How can the church stand without either?
Learning Hebrew takes organisation, discipline and effort. Is the hard work is worth it? Why learn Hebrew in the first place anyway?
In my book, I argue that the mention of the “mouth” alongside the “heart” is a key to Paul’s argument about the nature of salvation.
Paper, audio and video of a conference paper exploring further questions relating to my essay, “Preachers and Leaders”
This essay offers a fresh interpretation of Galatians 3:16, by paying close attention to features of the source text on which it is based: Genesis 17.
Lecture 3 in the UNSW Campus Bible Study Easter Lecture Series 2015: “Jesus Christ and the Revolution of Identity” You are what you …
Paul’s letter to the Romans bears witness to a revolution that has occurred in his source of Jewish identity and security. It is a security revolution that has come about through Paul’s encounter with and knowledge of Jesus Christ.
The Apostle Paul’s letters bear witness to the fact that his identity and his destiny had been revolutionised by his encounter with Jesus Christ.
Something always strikes me when I come to read the written accounts of Jesus’ final hours before his death. The Gospels do not dwell on the physical suffering in any kind of gory detail. Rather, what comes to the fore in these accounts, again and again, is Jesus’ shame and humiliation.
How should you relate to God? Relaxed, or reverent? Familiar, or fearful? Is God your mate, or your master?
In my book, I argue that the phrase “Christ is the end (τέλος) of the Law” in Romans 10:4 is illuminated by Romans 3:21, which states that the purpose of the Law is to testify to the gospel.
Pate argues that the “center” or hermeneutical key to Paul’s letters is found in an apocalyptic inaugurated eschatology.
In my book, I argue that the concept of human speech is a vitally important–though very frequently neglected–component of Paul’s argument in Romans chapter 10.
A sermon preached at St Augustine’s Church, Neutral Bay.
In my book, I argue that Paul in Romans 9:3 is acting as a representative for Israel, not offering himself as a substitute.
Where is your security found?
In my book, I argue that Paul’s apostolic mission plays a decisive role in his argument about Israel in Romans 9-11.
Andrew Heard is the Senior Minister of EV Church. He has responded to John Dickson’s response to his paper engaging with an ongoing discussion over the meaning of the verb “teach” in 1 Timothy 2:12.
In my book, I argue that the idea of receiving “praise” from human beings in Romans 2:29 is a reference to an ideal synagogue law-teacher.
RBL review of Claire S. Smith, Pauline Communities As ‘Scholastic Communities': A Study of the Vocabulary of ‘Teaching’ in 1 Corinthians, 1 and 2 Timothy, and Titus
At the Review of Biblical Literature, Steve Walton has positively reviewed Claire Smith’s book on the vocabulary of “teaching” in 1 Corinthians and the Pastoral Epistles.
A Jew, a Muslim, and an Anglican Minister walk into a classroom … a community teaching event.
In my book, I argue that Romans 2:28-29 should be understood as the conclusion of a coherent argument, set in the mainstream Jewish synagogue, which seeks to make a definite statement about Jewish (rather than simply Christian) identity.