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Thomas Talbott: The Inescapable Love of God (part 5)

2 Thessalonians 1:9 This is the verse most frequently invoked to disprove the thesis that the Apostle Paul believed that God will ultimately restore all human beings to himself in love and faith. Before preceding any further, I’d like to … Continue reading

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Thomas Talbott: The Inescapable Love of God (part 3)

The universalist confessor faces what appears to be an insurmountable challenge—reconciling his convictions with the plain and obvious testimony of the Holy Scriptures. Traditional Christians have long believed in the real possibility of everlasting damnation because this is, so they … Continue reading

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Should Christians Celebrate the Birth of Paul, Not Jesus?

Over at his blog, scholar James Tabor directs us to a short article he wrote two years ago: “Should Christians Celebrate the Birth of Paul, Not Jesus?” I find it a curious article. It posits a radical discontinuity between the … Continue reading

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Transcending Moralism and the Freedom of the Spirit

This has been an interesting past couple of days.  My post “Grace, Moralism and Unmoral Christianity” generated more “views” than any of my postings for the past few months, no doubt due in large measure to Fr Stephen Freeman’s recommendation … Continue reading

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Debating the Rights and Wrongs of N. T. Wright

This is a fascinating panel discussion on Pauline theology, focused on the scholarship and interpretive work of the great N. T. Wright.  As the discussion makes evident, Wright’s grasp of the Old and New Testaments and the extant writings of Second … Continue reading

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Ruminating Romans: Have You Righteoused Today?

But now, quite apart from the law (though the law and the prophets bore witness to it), God’s covenant justice has been displayed. God’s covenant justice comes into operation through the faithfulness of Jesus the Messiah, for the benefit of … Continue reading

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Ruminating Romans: Saul of Tarsus and the Righteousness of YHWH

How did Saul of Tarsus understand the righteousness of God before his conversion to the Lord Jesus Christ? To address this question we first need to explore the eschatological hope of Second Temple Judaism. In his book The New Testament … Continue reading

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