Archive for the ‘New Perspective on Paul’ Category

Dip Your Big Toe into the Justification Debate

June 26, 2009 1 comment

Brain and John are much more up to speed on the justification debate going on between two big players in the theological world:  John Piper & N.T. Wright but I like to at least be a little familiar with what is going on.

These links might be helpful:

A post by Mike Wittmer (Thanks to Chris Brauns with his insights as well)

A PDF Summary from Christianity Today (Thanks to Vitamin Z)

And our very own Brian McLaughlin – click here and here and here and here.


Wright and Piper on Justification…Again

January 2, 2009 3 comments

I have thoroughly enjoyed the ongoing debate between N.T. Wright and John Piper on justification.  I spent a lot of time reading and posting on this subject in 2007, but have taken some time off.  Well, it looks like N.T. Wright is going to pull me back into the debate… Read more…

James Dunn’s New Perspective on Romans (or, Splitting the Difference between Wright and Piper)

December 12, 2007 5 comments

Recently I have spent a lot of time on the New Perspective on Paul (NPP), particularly in the debate between N. T. Wright and John Piper. But last week I began reading another major proponent of the NPP, James Dunn. Where does James Dunn fit into this battle? Here are some interesting insights from his commentary on Romans.
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Another Perspective on the New Perspective

With all due respect to my Co-Pastor John, I’m not bored with the New Perspective on Paul (NPP). In fact, I feel like I’m just beginning to learn something!! Having learned something about N. T. Wright’s NPP, I’m curious about another (less popular) pillar of the NPP, James D. G. Dunn. What is Dunn’s view of the New Perspective on Paul?
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Preaching the New Perspective (A Response)

December 6, 2007 2 comments

After reading Brian’s post on preaching the new perspective, I wanted to respond. If you’re bored with it (I think I probably am!!) skip this post. I won’t be offended. Much.
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Preaching and the New Perspective on Paul

December 4, 2007 11 comments

I was planning on moving away from this topic for a while, but then my Co-Pastor and friend Andrew asked a question that others have asked: how does the New Perspective on Paul (NPP) apply to our preaching and the average person sitting in the pew on Sunday? In other words, is the NPP merely an academic debate? What is its relevance?
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Personal Thoughts on N. T. Wright and John Piper

December 3, 2007 9 comments

I’ve now completed my mini-adventure into the debate between John Piper and N. T. Wright on justification. To conclude this short series I’ll offer my own “heuristic” understanding of the debate (with thanks to Dr. James Grier for teaching me the meaning of the word “heuristic”).
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