Field Work for the USDIW

I’ve been a bit busy lately, which is why I haven’t been posting.  Not only am I preparing for my trip to St. Andrews, I’ve been doing some field work for the U.S. Dept. of Inclement Weather. A brutal heat wave has overtaken West Michigan over the last several weeks, so my assistant Riley and […]

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Self-Loathing is Not Humility

We often confuse or pervert Christian relational postures and character traits.  There are probably lots of reasons for this. Humility is one of those.  It is often badly understood as something like self-loathing.  Self-loathing people downgrade themselves, their abilities and capacities.  They sound self-deprecating. It seems to me that this is how wounded pride talks.  […]

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Returning to the Holy Land: Field Research

When I return to St. Andrews (yes, that holy land) next week, I’ll be engaging in more than discussions about Galatians and its impact on Christian theology.   In addition to catching up with friends and colleagues, I’m eagerly anticipating trudging around the hallowed ground of the town links. The St. Andrews Links has six […]

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Paul’s Critique of Judaism?

I’m working on my paper on Galatians 3:10-14 for the St. Andrews conference next week (along with doing some other field research that I may discuss in coming days), and I’m giving some thought to Paul’s critique of Judaism. I’m not convinced that Paul actually has any critiques of Judaism.  “Perspectives” are actually multiplying, but […]

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