TOPIC INDEXJesus Christ (8)
  1. On this episode of Preaching the Text, John Hoyum and Steve Paulson discuss the story of the Canaanite woman who begs that he heal her daughter.
  2. What the gospel promises is not escape from our humanity, but resurrection from the dead.
  3. Perhaps this past year has prompted the recognition that God is not the tame projection of our highest hopes and dreams. Instead, he is the one who uses even his foes to make a point.
  4. Predestination is a promising teaching as Paul teaches it in Romans 8. It’s promising when Christ and his work for us are held firmly in hand.
  5. Christmas is, therefore, the beginning of Christ’s earthly ministry, even while he awaits a number of years to gather his disciples and inaugurate his preaching of the kingdom.
  6. Christ’s indwelling in the Christian must be tied relentlessly to these external and objective events of God’s own action.
  7. Theology is not to simply adopt the positions and presuppositions of philosophy, nor should it reject philosophy.
  8. I’d like to offer a short reflection on the theme of “worldliness” as it appears in his later work and how that’s connected to an item of his Lutheran heritage: the theology of the cross.