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Seculosity and St. Paul

David Zahl didn’t put me up to this, I swear. But if the Apostle Paul were alive today, I dare say he would have written Seculosity. Let me explain. The secular world in which we live now wouldn’t have been imaginable to the Apostle Paul. In the first century, everything one did was connected to […]

False Starts in the Problem of Jesus and Paul, Pt 2

This is the second of three posts examining the possible relationship between Paul of Tarsus and the historical Jesus. The previous post broadly outlined the problem of the historical Jesus and his relationship to Paul the apostle. I noted Paul’s apparent indifference toward Jesus’ message, the conceptual dissimilarity between Paul’s doctrine of justification and Jesus’ […]

Bridging the Divide Between Jesus and Paul: Part 1

The following is the first of three posts devoted to the question of the relationship between Paul the Apostle and Jesus of Nazareth. It was only a hundred years ago that German scholar William Wrede contended that Paul should be considered “the real founder of Christianity”. In his eyes, Paul was the innovative theologian who […]

The Distinctives, Part I

What could be better on a Friday than Protestant Anglican theology mixing with album titles from a variety of music genres? As you may or may not know, the majority of contributors on this site are of the Low Church Protestant Anglican/Episcopalian variety. And we have the 39 Articles of Religion on our side! Articles […]

Why Can’t We All Just Get Along?

When I had the idea of writing a series on the “New Perspective,” I initially thought that it would be a group of posts about its intricacies and arguments, how it distorts and misunderstands the Gospel. But then I realized – it’s simply not that interesting. That’s not to say that the New Perspective is […]

Meet the "New" Boss, Same as the Old Boss

In TIME magazine’s recent 10 Ideas That Are Changing the World, number 10 was Re-Judaizing Jesus.In it, David vam Biema writes: This [idea] is seismic. For centuries, the discipline of Christian “Hebraics” consisted primarily of Christians cherry-picking Jewish texts to support the traditionally assumed contradiction between the Jews — whose alleged dry legalism contributed to […]