Paul and the Gift by John M.G. Barclay, Lightfoot Professor of Divinity at Durham University, has in the short time since it’s release in 2015 has come to be quickly regarded as the most important book in New Testament scholarship in a generation. Professor Barclay offers some powerful insights on what Paul actually meant by grace which are not only useful to academics but something the entire church needs to hear. I have covered the seminal book before, which you can find here, but below is a very accessible but sufficiently detailed review of the below. Continue reading “What did Paul mean by Grace?”
Grace is everywhere but not everywhere the same.
With insights from anthropology, leading New Testament scholar John M.G. Barclay explores the different meanings of grace in the world of the New Testament. Continue reading “The Meanings of Grace”
We live in a world of likes, follows, shares and retweets, where affirmation and validation are quite visibly the name of the game but they are so hard to come by and acute judgment is far more common. However, what is happening on social media is symptomatic of a larger cross cultural debacle of human value: What gives me worth? Continue reading “The Crisis of Worth and the Gift of Grace”