In my book, I argue that the apostle Paul’s mission should not be described as “proselytism”.
Recent blog posts
- Are you trying to redeem yourself? (Ephesians 1:6b–7)February 15, 2019When it comes to God, we can’t redeem ourselves. Redemption is something that God has to do—and has done—for us. This is why it’s such a wonderful thing.
- What if it’s not about me? (Ephesians 1:4–6a)February 12, 2019The Bible gives us a vision for living life that’s the exact opposite of the narcissistic attitude. This is highly confronting, and profoundly comforting.
- Overview of Romans 1–5: PowerPointFebruary 10, 2019An overview of the logic of Romans 1–5 (PowerPoint file)
- #inChrist (Ephesians 1:3)February 8, 2019Ephesians starts with an explosion of praise for the ‘blessings’ God has given to us. But they’re different from the kind of blessings we often talk about.
- This God (Ephesians 1:2)February 5, 2019Many people believe in ‘God’. But the word ‘God’ means different things to different people. What does the Bible say about God: who he is and what he’s like?
- Amazing holiness (Ephesians 1:1b)February 1, 2019God sees believers in Jesus as holy. This fact is amazing, especially when you grasp the history of the gospel going out from Israel to the nations.
- Paul: in his own words (Ephesians 1:1a)January 29, 2019Who do you think the Apostle Paul is? It's worth listening carefully to the words Paul himself chooses to define his own identity at the start his letter.
- Lift Your Eyes: Introducing EphesiansJanuary 25, 2019When believers in Jesus were in danger of losing heart, Paul wrote Ephesians. This letter lifts our eyes to see God’s amazing plan through Jesus Christ.
- From temple to meat market in ancient PompeiiJanuary 7, 2019A very quick journey from the temple of Jupiter in Pompeii to the meat market. This helps us to understand 1 Corinthians 8-10 and probably also Romans 14.
- The formation of gentile Christ-believing identity vis-à-vis Israel in Ephesians and BarnabasJanuary 7, 2019Article in the journal Biblica et Patristica Thoruniensia. Keywords: Ephesians; Barnabas; Israel; replacement theology; collective memory; ethnic identity
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