Vocational Ministry – Moore Q&A Video
What does the Bible have to say about vocational ministry? Video Q&A with me & my colleagues Jane Tooher, Dan Wu, Chase Kuhn.
Culture shock: Why everyone’s feeling it, and how to cope, with Margie and Simon Gillham @ Moore College
Margie and Simon Gillham are experienced in helping missionaries adjust to culture shock. They share tips to help us all adjust to the “new normal” brought about by Covid-19
Cultural Encounters review of Reading Ephesians and Colossians After Supersessionism
My book Reading Ephesians and Colossians After Supersessionism has been reviewed in the Cultural Encounters Journal (A Journal for the Theology of Culture).
Review: Antoine X. J. Fritz, To the Jew First or to the Jew at Last? Romans 1:16c and Jewish Missional Priority in Dialogue with Jews for Jesus
This book is a critique of a missiological principle that the church today must “prioritize evangelizing Jews over Gentiles”.
There is no difference: Kurrajong Ministry Training Fund keynote address
The Ministry Training Fund is a brilliant initiative of Kurrajong Anglican Church. The fund is designed to encourage and financially support people from the church who are undertaking training in Christian ministry (e.g. at theological college, Youthworks, MTS). The inaugural dinner for the fund was held on 11 August 2012. I had the privilege of […]
PhD thesis: approved and now available online (Paul and the Vocation of Israel)
This dissertation argues that Paul’s apostolic mission to the Gentiles was the definitive expression of his divine vocation as an Israelite, and thus of his Jewish identity. For many of Paul’s Jewish contemporaries, Israel’s divine vocation was to keep and to teach the precepts of the Law of Moses as an exemplary witness to God’s power and wisdom. For Paul, however, Jewish identity was expressed primarily by preaching the gospel of Christ, as the fulfilment of the Law of Moses, to the Gentiles. This is seen most clearly in Paul’s letter to the Romans.
Speech and Salvation: Conference Package
I recently led a series of talks and discussions at our church’s weekend conference. I’ve put the whole conference together here into one package for others to use (it would work with a small group or a larger church group). To kick off, I started with the question, “Are all Christians commanded to evangelise?” But […]
Review of David J. Rudolph / A Jew to the Jews
My review is now on Themelios. I’ve also included the full text below: David J. Rudolph. A Jew to the Jews: Jewish Contours of Pauline Flexibility in 1 Corinthians 9:19–23. Wissenschaftliche Untersuchungen zum Neuen Testament 2.304. Tübingen: Mohr Siebeck, 2011. xii + 290 pp. £69.00/$137.50. In 1 Cor 9:19-23, Paul seems to wear his Jewishness […]