Danielle Shroyer brings her keen eye for the boundary-breaking God to a series of texts that show us how difficult God is to contain. John 6 continues to challenge us, we try to turn our offense back around on ourselves, and we reflect on the significance of the Temple for a post-Temple people.
John 6 Danielle leads us into an exploration of offense: why are we offended so easily, and, really, what does Jesus have to do with that? Daniel tries to make Jesus’ ascension offensive. He’s not sure he pulled it off, but he gave it a good go.
1 Kings 8 The Shekinah glory comes on down—but is the Temple really an improvement over the Tabernacle? Daniel wants us to reimagine this Temple story in light of the New Testament. Jesus, the people, and persons are all described as God’s Temple.
Psalm 84 The idea that the Temple provides special access to God continues to find counterpoint in the reality that people find strength from God far and wide.
Ephesians 6 We’re putting on the full armor of God—and finding that the militaristic picture aims for an anti-militaristic goal.
Danielle Shroyer is an author, speaker, and blogger. She serves as the Theologian-in-Residence at Journey Church, one of the first independent emerging churches in the country, where she also pastored for over eight years. Danielle is the author of Where Jesus Prayed: Illuminations on the Lord’s Prayer in the Holy Land (which will be released October 1 2015) and The Boundary Breaking God: An Unfolding Story of Hope and Promise (Jossey-Bass, 2009). A graduate of Baylor University and Princeton Theological Seminary, Danielle speaks often across the country on issues of theology, faith, church leadership, culture, and story. She has written for Patheos, The Hardest Question, and Immerse magazine, and she blogs often at www.danielleshroyer.com. Danielle lives with her husband and two children in Dallas, Texas.
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.