2 Samuel 7 God is identified with the story of the people, but God is going to be in charge of how it plays out. Tripp tells the form/content distinction to step off. Daniel wants you to know that “son of God”—it does not mean what you think it means. He also wants you to buy A Man Attested by God: the Human Jesus of the Synoptic Gospels. But it’s not out yet, so you’ll just have to read Jesus Have I Loved, but Paul? as a stopgap.
Psalm 89 God and the king are enmeshed. But it’s God’s gift on God’s terms. JRDK gets a little excited about humans controlling the waters.
Ephesians The son of God language gets applied to everyone. And that’s awesome! Then Tripp invokes the Nicene Creed while JRDK excuses himself for a cup of coffee. Presence of God and Temple is post law, post place, and post tribe. And Tripp didn’t know it, but he gave an NT Wright reading of the identity of the people of God. (Shhhh… don’t tell!)
Mark 6 Jesus is king—he speaks for God, brings physical nourishment, exercises authority over waters, and brings physical restoration to bodies. Tripp encourages us to not only imitate Jesus but also imitate the crowd in opening themselves to God.
Daniel Kirk is a writer, speaker, blogger, and New Testament professor who lives in San Francisco, CA. He holds a Ph.D. in New Testament from Duke University and is the author of a pair of books, Unlocking Romans: Resurrection and the Justification of God and Jesus Have I Loved, but Paul? His third book A Man Attested by God: the Human Jesus of the Synoptic Gospels, is off to the printers. He blogs regularly at StoriedTheology.com (jrdkirk.com). You can follow him on Twitter @jrdkirk and on Facebook at Facebook.com/jrdkirk.
Tripp is a husband to Alecia, Father to Elgin & Khora, a minister, avid Laker fan, competitive home brewer, & a theology nerd pursuing a PhD at Claremont Graduate University. He is also the self-proclaimed president of the John Cobb fan club where he holds the title of #FANiac in Chief.
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