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When Evangelicals go Anglican or Presbyterian

The phenomena of Evangelicals (usually of a non-denominational, baptistic, low-church variety) converting to Presbyterianism, Catholicism, Orthodox, or Anglicanism is interesting on theological and sociological levels. Much has been written about the surge of evangelicals into liturgical churches (see here and here, plus the book Journeys of Faith: Evangelicalism, Eastern Orthodoxy, Catholicism, and…


My Publishing Pipeline for 2019/20

For those interested in what I’m up to on the publishing side of things, here’s what is scheduled to come out. Soonish First and foremost is The New Testament in its World with N.T. Wright, bigger than Ben Hur, basically the lifetime work of N.T. Wright in NT Intro form with…


Now That I’m Called – Women and the Call to Ministry

Kristen PadillaNow That I’m Called: A Guide for Women Discerning a Call to Ministry Grand Rapids, MI: Zondervan, 2018.Available at Zondervan. By Jill Firth “I have learned that the call is a journey.” At the end of ninth grade, Kristen Padilla’s call was clear, but eighteen years later, the specific direction…


The God of All Comfort: Trinity and Trauma

My colleague, Scott Harrower, has a new book about to release on God of All Comfort: A Trinitarian Response to the Horrors of This Age (Bellingham, WA: Lexham, April 2019). This is a book that combines the new area of trauma studies with the old area of trinitarian theology. Here is the…


Why the pivot to #GC2019 Connectional Conferences Plan support?

January Surprise! It’s common wisdom that the two front-runners for the future acceptable form of The United Methodist Church (see 1000 word summary here) are the One Church Plan and the Traditionalist Plan, and a distant, distant second is the Connectional Conferences Plan (CCP). But an odd thing happened in the…


N.T. Wright’s Lecture on Resurrection and the Renewal of Creation

Below is N.T. Wright’s lecture at the Lanier Theological Library on “Resurrection and the Renewal of Creation” Few Christians realize what “resurrection” meant in the first-century world where early Christianity was born. It meant nothing short of “new creation” — the reaffirmation, by the creator God, of the goodness of the original…