As one who has subscribed to and read CT for 45 years, I think your current cover article, “The Most Astonishing Easter Miracle,” is an absolute stand out! Mark Galli’s introduction was very contemporary and creative. The main doctrinal issues were well organized and presented (e.g., the 10 appearances of our risen Lord during the 40 days). Also, your pointing out of the absences is the remarkable truth we take for granted, as well as the teaching of the indwelling of the Holy Spirit and our eternal union with Christ! It is, as you point out, the premier truth and gift to every believer.
Russ Guppy Tacoma, WA
Nothing in Galatians 3:28 implies that “Paul seems anxious to do away with those categories.” Paul’s typical use of the coordinating conjunction οὐδέ is to join two elements to convey a single idea. Here it means “there is no Jew/Greek division in Christ,” as the Galatians 2:1–14 historical context and the parallel Jewish and Greek thanksgivings demand. The interpretation “there is neither Jew in Christ nor Gentile in Christ” defies reality and the context.
Philip B. Payne Edmonds, WA
It would certainly advance the kingdom of God more if we all looked beyond our earthly perceptions. Something to strive for each day, seeing people as souls first.
Thanks, @AJWTheology, for this in @CTmagazine on failures in Christian history. Much to learn and much to repent of.
Although I disagree with the bishop’s conclusion and would firmly stand on grace alone, I very much enjoyed his writing. I think more Christian humility and grace in disagreements ...1