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The Top Theology Books of 2020

If there’s one thing this year has been good for it’s books. That, and the additional time to read them. The following are some of the most interesting theological books published in 2020 that made the forever staying-at-home life a little more bearable. Click here to see last year’s list. Paul and the Power of […]

Circles of Grace and the One-Way Love of God

In anticipation of the publication of John Barclay’s book, Paul and the Power of Grace, Part Six of our “Defining Grace” series concludes with my own post on grace and circularity.  In his classic children’s book, The Giving Tree, Shel Silverstein tells the story of a young boy who is befriended by a tree. The tree simply […]

Another Week Ends: Martin Luther’s Emails, Resilient Kids, Fresh Starts, Popped Pandemic Bubbles, and Joy with Parkinson’s

1. Every now and then, you get to start the weekender out with the humor section. This week’s gem from the New Yorker, “Martin Luther’s Ninety-five Theses, as E-mailed by Your Passive-Aggressive Co-Worker,” stole the show: FROM: Martin.Luther@vatican.org TO: All Vatican Staff Subject: A Quick Note Not to be that guy, and most of this […]

The Power of Love: Grace in Augustinian Perspective

In anticipation of the publication of John Barclay’s book, Paul and the Power of Grace, Part Five of our “Defining Grace” series continues with this essay from Simeon Zahl, Lecturer in Christian Theology at Cambridge University. He is the author of the books The Holy Spirit and Christian Experience (excerpts of which can be found here) and Pneumatology […]

Why the Justice of God is Good News

Wesley Hill on Marcion and the Wrath of God

I Love You Dead: The Good News of Incongruous Grace

“‘Dead, Dead,’ Whispered the Law. ‘Love,’ Whispered the Gospel.”

What is Grace? Defining the One Word Everyone Needs to Know

On John Barclay’s landmark book, Paul and the Gift

When Justice is Unjust: The Death of Jesus in First Corinthians

John Barclay on the Foolishness of the Cross to the Gentiles

“Paul, Grace, and Human Worth,” A Lecture by John Barclay

A phenomenal lecture from Prof. John Barclay, one of the world’s foremost Paul scholars, talking about Paul’s theology of grace, its significance for today, the ideal of self-esteem, social media, and Martin Luther!

The Top Theology Books of 2017

Were you given an Amazon or Barnes and Noble gift card, but don’t know what to spend it on? Or perhaps you’re a bibliophile like me and have an insatiable appetite for the latest and greatest theology books. In either case, I’ve got just the list for you: the top Mockingbird theology books from 2017. […]

Another Week Ends: St. Paul’s Gift, Princeton’s Fifth Quintile, Biden’s Kierkegaard, Russia’s Soul, Pixar’s SadLab, and the Peak of Television

1) After the seriously powerful interview Colbert conducted with Vice President Joe Biden, Quartz did a closer look on the guiding philosophy that helped Biden endure the loss of his son Beau. If you’ve not watched the interview, well, go ahead and do that, but Biden describes a note that his wife left him on […]