Christ As King: The Royal Supremacy of Christ Part 3

Royal Authenticity of Christ (NT) It is one thing to claim to be the King, it is another thing to prove it. In the Davidic Covenant There were two criteria for this king laid out (2 Sm 7:13). First, he would come from David’s line: “I will raise up your descendant after you, who willContinue reading “Christ As King: The Royal Supremacy of Christ Part 3”

Christ As King: The Royal Supremacy of Christ Part 2

Royal Appearance of Christ (NT) When we turn to the NT, Jesus appears as the subject matter. He is immediately addressed as king and people are willing to make him one. Jesus himself claimed to be king, although indirectly. Jesus’s Claim to be King Jesus made several claims to be the King of Israel. First,Continue reading “Christ As King: The Royal Supremacy of Christ Part 2”

Christ As King: The Royal Supremacy of Christ Part 1

Christians often treat Jesus as a friend and a brother, as well they should. He is both the “first-born among many brethren” and our friend (Heb 2:10; Jn 15:14-15). Yet, in American society, we have often left Christ on this level only. We often do not think what it means that he is King andContinue reading “Christ As King: The Royal Supremacy of Christ Part 1”

Christ as King: The Royal Supremacy of Christ

Hey y’all, I just finished a paper for Christology on the topic of Christ as King. It’s not super technical, so you’ll find it a more or less easy read. https://www.academia.edu/41312010/Christ_As_King_The_Royal_Supremacy_of_Christ Here is a summery of it: Christians often treat Jesus as a friend and a brother, as well they should. He is both theContinue reading “Christ as King: The Royal Supremacy of Christ”

Jesus, Humbled for Us All

So I wrote another hymn, but this time I have included music with it! I know the quality of my voice and guitar playing is not as awesome as some of y’all. So if you want to take this song and make it better, go ahead. Just shoot me an email or comment if youContinue reading “Jesus, Humbled for Us All”

Michael Bird’s How God Became Jesus

How God Became Jesus is Michael Bird’s response to Bart Ehrman’s book How Jesus Became God. Bird saw a prepublication advertisement at SBL and was struck by the need to respond quickly to Ehrman. He approached Zondervan about this idea and was given approval. He assembled a team of scholars (Craig A. Evans, Simon J.Continue reading “Michael Bird’s How God Became Jesus”

Christ and the Divine Council

Paper Link: https://www.academia.edu/40941687/Christ_and_the_Divine_Council Recently I  wrote a paper on Christ’s relationship with the divine council. This paper has changed my view on a lot of things in the Scriptures. For example, one of the things that I discovered is that Jesus’ death “reconciles all things to himself . . . whether things on earth orContinue reading “Christ and the Divine Council”

Christ and the Divine Council

This week, I’m launching into something new inspired by Judson’s paper. His paper was all about bringing the data of the divine council into the area of systematic theology. Specifically, he explored how it effected the area of Theology Proper. In my reading and research this summer, I took this as a model for exploringContinue reading “Christ and the Divine Council”