I just made a comment on Scot McKnight’s blog, which on hindsight I feel could be a proper blog post on its own. Here’s the URL: Gospel or Religion? (RJS) And my comment, as follows (actually, it’s much better to read it at the above URL, comment #32, because of the blog’s cool mouse-over-verse-reference plugin): … Continue reading Fear vs Love, Propitiation vs Expiation
http://oxforddictionaries.com/definition/english/supernatural“supernatural”%5Badjective%5D(of a manifestation or event) attributed to some force beyond scientific understanding or the laws of nature Yes, resurrection is supernatural in the sense that it is beyond our present scientific understanding. But this should not imply that resurrection (or any other miracle) is beyond the laws of nature. To even suggest that resurrection is … Continue reading Resurrection: beyond the laws of nature?
Recently, I finally came to a definite conclusion on how we’re supposed to obey God’s Law. The idea itself is quite simple: From http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Letter_and_spirit_of_the_law: The letter of the law versus the spirit of the law is an idiomatic antithesis. When one obeys the letter of the law but not the spirit, one is obeying the literal interpretation of the words (the “letter”) … Continue reading How do we obey God’s Law? (with regards to Old Testament commandments)
I agree with N. T. Wright, for the most part. Or more precisely, for now I have no reason to disagree with most of what Wright says. My only disagreement (so far) lies in Wright’s understanding of God’s wrath. I believe that Wright would do well to further develop his theology according to the following: … Continue reading Passover, Shema, Law, Hilasterion, Expiation, Salvation