Friday, September 30, 2011

Getting "Saved"

My recent 5-year preaching/studying/meditating journey through the 4 Gospels got me thinking about a lot of things. One of them is the meaning of "salvation," or getting "sozo-ed." I believe in salvation; I've been rethinking its meaning in light of the Gospels and Paul (which should be, of course, our beginning point). Going through the biblical texts with a fine-toothed hermeneutical combs does wonders for any pre-existing folk theology.

In this regard New Testament scholar Jason Whitlark's coming Getting "Saved" looks like a relevant read. Here's an interview with Whitlark.

On another note: I just discovered the EerdWord website, from Eerdmans Press. It's good! Check out the author blogroll on the left.