Monthly Archives: December 2007

Ready to go? The second semester looms…

Now that the next semester is looming (!) and the holidays all but gone, I present a short book list for those intending to take the courses I am offering in February. 1. PENTATEUCH This is a first year course: … Continue reading


ESLER on Paul and the Law

Philip Esler used social-identity theory to explain Galatians, and he now uses recategorization theory to account for Romans. They are sibling models, to be sure, but whereas the former focuses on relationships between groups, the latter does so within groups. … Continue reading

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Celebrate Christmas the Puritan way!

In the mid-17th century, a wave of religious reform transformed the way in which Christmas was celebrated in England. Oliver Cromwell — a statesman and General responsible for leading the parliamentary army during the English Civil War — took over … Continue reading

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“Will I find faith on earth?” The new cultural divide

Britain’s new cultural divide is not between Christian and Muslim, Hindu and Jew. It is between those who have faith and those who do not. Stuart Jeffries reports on the vicious and uncompromising battle between believers and non-believers The Guardian … Continue reading

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Romans: The final round-up

The assignment will be a study of Paul and Law. It will have four sections: an interpretive section on Rom 3:21-31;A lesson plan for a 45 minute class on Rom 7:7-25; a sermon on Rom 11:25-32; and an exegetical  section … Continue reading

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Meanwhile in other parts of the world…(Pray!)

Paul said “Remember to pray…”. So often I forget. If you have space in your prayer times (!). Check these out:

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Missiology Assignment

The office is now open to receive hardcopy of your module assignment: The student will produce a 3000 word assignment entitled: What are the Biblical Foundations of Mission? The assignment will  comprise a) an introduction to the theme of “The … Continue reading

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Romans 9: Arminius’ view “For the Scripture says to Pharaoh, ‘For this very purpose I raised you up [allowed you to remain -Ex. 9.16], to demonstrate My power in you, and that My name might be proclaimed throughout the whole earth.’ So then … Continue reading

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Romans 13: Should Christians be doormats?

  Here’s some notes on this week’s seminar should-christians-be-doormats.doc and the notes from the “Church and Israel” discussion on Romans 9-11 rom-9-11.doc. I’ve included the sermon on Romans 11 sermon-rom-1133-36.doc to give you an idea how yours might look. The two PowerPoint … Continue reading

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Early Church History: Key People

  Two of the key people that we have considered in this module are  Irenaeus and Athanasius. This week we hope to wrap our discussion comparing and contrasting the work of each. Here are the relevant texts on  athanasius-of-alexandria.doc and irenaeus.doc plus an … Continue reading

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