Tag: Paul

  • Putting Colossians in the Mix

    Putting Colossians in the Mix

    Reading Colossians Remixed:Subverting the Empire by Brian J. Walsh and Sylvia C. Keesmaat, published in 2004, is a reminder of a time when postmodernity was in its ascendency. It’s not clear where we live now, but less than two decades later you feel that we are somewhere very different than the environment Walsh and Keesmaat […]

  • Dispatch from the Age of Idolatry

    Dispatch from the Age of Idolatry

    We live in the Age of Idolatry. If you want the bill of particulars, I’ve got it, but it does no good to rehearse the many ways that we have discovered gods who are not God since few of us will own up to such heresy. Idolators are always the other guys. And if I […]

  • Finding All Things in Christ: The Belated Review of Colossians

    Finding All Things in Christ: The Belated Review of Colossians

    He’s never been known for his crystal clarity, but Paul, (often called the Apostle Paul), has a way of captivating you with the propulsive thunder of his rhetoric. Sure, there are elements of his writing that make a 21st century Christian cringe, (behavioral guides for slaves?!), but there’s also a cosmic vision of Christ as […]

  • Colossians: A Translation

    Colossians: A Translation

    A translation by Alex Joyner From: Paul, by God’s will an apostle of Jesus Christ, and Brother Timothy To: The holy and faithful in Colossae, brothers and sisters all Grace. Peace to you from God the Father. We give thanks to God, Father also of our Lord Jesus Christ, as we pray always on your […]

  • DAVID BENTLEY HART FINDS A WAY OUT OF HELL

    DAVID BENTLEY HART FINDS A WAY OUT OF HELL

    David Bentley Hart’s book about hell, That All Shall Be Saved: Heaven, Hell, and Universal Salvation, is brief, which is appropriate since hell is not something a Christian believes in, strictly speaking. Belief, in the creeds, is reserved for real things like a God who creates from nothing, a Christ who dies for the forgiveness of […]

  • Squinting Through This Latent, Bleak Obscurity with Scott Cairns

    Squinting Through This Latent, Bleak Obscurity with Scott Cairns

    “Just now, we squint to see the Image through this latent, bleak obscurity.  One day, we’ll see the Image— as Himself—gleaming from each face. Just now, I puzzle through a range of incoherencies; but on that day, the scattered fragments will cohere.” If you don’t recognize 1 Corinthians 13 in this translation, perhaps that good.  […]