Monthly Archives: August 2007

Some Notes on Acts 15, Pt 2

Here is part 2 of some notes I wrote a few years ago on Acts 15. This passage is at the heart of the debate about Gentiles, Torah, and the Yeshua-movement. Acts 15 Notes: Part 2 Reference: Luke Timothy Johnson, … Continue reading

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Conversation with an Orthodox Shaliach, Persons and Souls

I had lunch today with an old friend/adversary. Let’s call him Rich. He is a businessman and a family man, but in his spare time (so-called) he runs an organization calling Jews back to Torah, and Jews away from faith … Continue reading

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Some Notes on Acts 15

Acts 15 has come up quite a bit lately. I thought I would post some notes I wrote some time ago. I know it is not the same as writing something fresh for the blog, but I hope you will … Continue reading

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A New Look at Paul, Justification

This is the fifth in a series based on a paper by N.T. Wright about the New Perspective on Paul. There is no one New Perspective, but there is a trend in various scholars (especially E.P. Sanders, James Dunn, and … Continue reading

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Sabbath Meditation, Faith Like Rahab

Lay out your fine tablecloth. Prepare your challah and wine. Set up your candles and place settings. Make this a fine Shabbat. Sanctify it and set it apart. Blessings to your family, Jewish on non-Jewish, this weekend. May your worship … Continue reading

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A New Look at Paul, Judgment According to Works

This is the fourth in a series on New Perspectives on Paul, especially from a paper by N.T. Wright outlining five crucial points for Paul that have been newly understood with the advancement of our knowledge about Second Temple Judaism. … Continue reading

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A New Look at Paul, The Righteousness of God

This is the third is a series discussing some ideas that are central to Paul and are part of the New Perspective on Paul. As I have said in the previous two articles, there is not one New Perspective, but … Continue reading

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A New Look at Paul, The Gospel

This will be a series of posts about Paul, properly understanding his message and times, and the so-called New Perspective on Paul. I remind everyone from the outset that there is not one view of Paul that is called the … Continue reading

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A New Look at Paul, Introduction

For the next few weeks, I plan to discuss some new perspectives on Paul. This month’s Christianity Today features an article By Simon Gathercole called

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