If not then what?

In this post I am thinking about the Old Testament. In particular, how do I know it is true? This will not be an answer more in note-ish form . What does it teach? That God created the world. He had some sort of early encounter with a man, or group which was...
The New Perspective on Paul

The New Perspective on Paul

So I haven’t posted for a while. I am half way through my Introduction to the New Testament module, and now on Romans. The New Perspective on Paul – basically this means that recent protestant Theologians have recognised that first century Jews did not...
A light for the Gentiles

A light for the Gentiles

In the gospel of Luke, as well as being presented as the hope of Israel, Jesus is clearly shown to be “a light for the gentiles”. This is portrayed in several ways: 1] Ancestry to Adam (3:23-38) Jesus’ descent is traced back to Adam, symbolically the...

Deity of Jesus in Matthew

What would a Jew in the first century of thought of the Gospel of Matthew on first reading, given no prior knowledge of Christianity? What would they thought of Jesus? Would they have considered that he was portrayed as divine?Movie A Dog’s Purpose (2017)...
The Holiness of God in Christ

The Holiness of God in Christ

I have recently been thinking about every aspect of God by looking at Christ. This is nothing bizarre but simply a logical response to verses such as Hebrews 1:3: “The Son is the radiance of God’s glory and the exact representation of his being, sustaining all...
Personal Evaluation

Personal Evaluation

This essay looks at one way in which this module has challenged my thinking, two new spiritual disciplines I have found beneficial and three ways in which my inner life has been edified. I also make a small comment about possible changes to the module. This module...