Category Archives: NT Wright

Karl Barth and NT Wright on Philippians 2.5-11, ‘The Emptying’

Here is the pericope under consideration by both Karl Barth and N.T. Wright, respectively: 5 Let this mind be in you which was also in Christ Jesus, 6 who, being in the form of God, did not consider it robbery to be equal … Continue reading

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Karl Barth and N.T. Wright Side by Side on Philippians 2:5-11 and the ‘Emptying’

Here is the pericope under consideration by both Karl Barth and N.T. Wright, respectively: 5 Let this mind be in you which was also in Christ Jesus, 6 who, being in the form of God, did not consider it robbery to be equal … Continue reading

Posted in Incarnation, Karl Barth, NT Wright | 2 Comments

‘What It Meant’ ‘What It Means’: Biblical Theology in Discussion

What the text of Scripture ‘meant’ and what it ‘means’ has been one rubric by which Biblical Theology (as a  movement) has sought to identify a working definition of what it means, in fact, to do Biblical Theology (especially in … Continue reading

Posted in Biblical Interpretation, Biblical Studies, Biblical Theology, Gerhard Hasel, Hermeneutics, NT Wright

The Problem with Canonical Critical Biblical Interpretation: Applied to NT Wright and Others [Making Sure Scripture’s Meaning is Not History Contingent, But Instead Christ Contingent]

When I was in undergrad (Bible College) there was this ongoing debate between almost all of the profs with one stand out prof (and I mean from the other profs). The debate orbited around a theory of hermeneutics/exegesis. It was … Continue reading

Posted in Biblical Interpretation, Biblical Studies, Biblical Theology, Doctrine of Scripture, Hermeneutics, NT Wright, Ontology Of Scripture | 6 Comments

Conversational [Dialogical] Theology: Being a Catholic Interpreter, with Advice for N.T. Wright

If the Christian life is dialogical, or shaped by conversation with God and His people; which it is (I would argue). And if Jesus Christ, according to Paul, promised that He would build His Church up by providing it with … Continue reading

Posted in Biblical Interpretation, Biblical Studies, Biblical Theology, Christian Dogmatics, Christology, Doctrine Of God, Doctrine of Scripture, Historical Christianity, Historical Theology, NT Wright, T. F. Torrance, Thomas F. Torrance, Tradition | 3 Comments

‘Christocentrisms’: What Does it mean to use the language of “Christ-centered?” And a little more application to NT Wright

There is more ways than just one to be Christ-centered or Christocentric in approach, hermeneutically, or biblically interpretively. Yesterday I had an exchange with T.C. Moore on Facebook that was prompted by my last post. His contention was that he believes N.T. Wright has … Continue reading

Posted in Bruce McCormack, David Gibson, Hermeneutics, Karl Barth, NT Wright | 4 Comments

Critiquing the New Paul Perspective[s]: Simon Gathercole’s Offering

I am not going to re-rehearse what is involved in the New Paul Perspective[s] controversy (if you are unfamiliar here is a link to wikipedia’s explanation of it, which I haven’t read, but it’s what I found for quick reference); … Continue reading

Posted in Biblical Interpretation, Biblical Theology, New Paul, NT Wright, Paul Studies, Salvation, Simon Gathercole, Soteriology | 2 Comments

Resurrection and Evangelism at Work

Okay, so I’m at work, right! And a coworker and I start talking—he’s a little older than me (maybe 10 years, I’m 37)—somehow we started talking about religion (I mean, really, Bobby Grow talking about religion … come on). Actually … Continue reading

Posted in Evangelism, NT Wright, Predestination, rant, Reflection, Richard Bauckham | 3 Comments

N. T. Wright, some Answers

Here is a Q & A session with N.T. Wright at St. Andrews church in Southern California (my mother-land 😉 ). It is good and long. Watch and see what you think: ht: Brian MacArevey I have come to the … Continue reading

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Two For Christmas, One For Review: With Special Attention to Wright

I just got two new books for Christmas, and another arrived in the mail (from Jessica at Oxford University Press) for review. The Christmas pair are: NT Wright’s: Justification: God’s Plan & Paul’s Justification and then, Eric Metaxas’: Bonhoeffer: Pastor, … Continue reading

Posted in Book Reviews, Evangelical Calvinism, NT Wright | 13 Comments