The New Perspective on Judaism

In the later 70s, a radical change happened in the study of Paul that forever changed the landscape of New Testament scholarship. This paradigm shift became known as “the New Perspective on Paul“. In the video below. esteemed New Testament scholar Scot McKnight explains what it is and how it is actually a new perspective on the Judaism of the New Testament era. Continue reading “The New Perspective on Judaism”

The Social Trinity and its Pitfalls

Have you ever heard the Trinity being described as a community of persons in mutual, voluntary, loving relationship with one another? Chances are that is a social theory of the Trinity that is being described. In the video below, theologian Dr. Karen Kilby discusses what social theories of the Trinity are and some of the problems they present in understanding the Trinity. Continue reading “The Social Trinity and its Pitfalls”

Revisiting the Minimal Facts about the Resurrection

In the video below, Eric Chabot at Think Apologetics goes over the minimal facts argument for the resurrection of Jesus made famous by Habermas and Licona. Continue reading “Revisiting the Minimal Facts about the Resurrection”

What did Paul mean by Grace?

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?”

A Historian on the Great Awokening

Over about the last half decade, I have watched from distance with great interest the rise of intersectionality and identity politics, otherwise known as the woke movement, sweep over the United States and much of the anglosphere. In that time many commentators have remarked on it’s religious characteristics, particularly how much it resembles Christianity. While most are only able to do a surface comparison, classical and medieval historian Tom Holland traces the deep influence of Christian history on the present cultural moment in the English-speaking West. In the interview below, Mr. Holland with great care expertly discusses the enduring legacy of Christianity, the present social and cultural turmoil, the future and much more.

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