The Gospels: Names and Witnessess (Bauckham)

 As I'm reading through Jesus and the Eyewitnesses by Richard Bauckham, I'm realizing that I probably should have read this book ten years ago.  But, as they say, better late than never!  So far I'm really enjoying it.  Here's a brief synopsis of the book: It is the contention of this book that, in the period up… Continue reading The Gospels: Names and Witnessess (Bauckham)

The Church in Exile

 Richard Bauckham, in his short but sweet Bible and Mission: Christian Witness in a Postmodern World, says this about the biblical image of God's people as exiles (from pages 80-81). "Its positive significance for mission is its call to the church to be a counter-cultural movement, living for a different God in a different way and with a… Continue reading The Church in Exile

The Church’s Missionary Identity

 I've read a bit of Richard Bauckham before (some of his stuff on Revelation, specifically), so since I enjoy his writing and since the topic interests me, I'm reading Bauckham's Bible and Mission: Christian Witness in a Postmodern World (Grand Rapids: Baker Academic, 2003).  I'm still in the middle of it, but so far so… Continue reading The Church’s Missionary Identity