Category Archives: Galatians

Water and the Spirit

Jesus tells Nicodemus, “Except a man be born of water and of the Spirit, he cannot enter into the kingdom of God” (Jn 3:5). What does this mean? The reading that’s most attractive to me sees “of water and of the … Continue reading

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Abrahamic David

According to its inscription, Psalm 72 is in praise of Solomon, for his mercy, piety, and might. Towards the end, the psalmist exclaims, “May men bless themselves (יִתְבָּרְכוּ) by him, all nations (גֹּויִם) call him blessed!” (Ps 72:17, RSV) This has … Continue reading

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Reading Gal. and Rom. in light 1 C

This is interesting to consider: the JF model reads G and R as fundamentally concerned with the opposition between earning your salvation through works or receiving it by faith; Campbell’s PPME model suggests that we should read it instead as … Continue reading

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