Marriage: Its Foundation, Theology and Mission in a Changing World
Professor of Theology
Editor & Contributor
Moody Publishers, November 2018
Never has the sacred covenant of marriage been more maligned than it is today. Marriage was given to us as a picture of the triune God in relationship with his people, which means what we believe about marriage is indissolubly tied to what we believe about God and his creating and saving purposes. Marriage: Its Foundation, Theology, and Mission in a Changing World is the much-needed work on marriage for this generation and the next. Rooted in a scriptural understanding of marriage, it thoughtfully engages the issues surrounding marriage that are debated today and lays the groundwork for the crucial conversations of our day.
Anointed Teaching: Partnership with the Holy Spirit
Octavio J. Esqueda
Professor of Christian Higher Education
Publicaciones, Kerigma, February 2019
Anointed Teaching: Partnership with the Holy Spirit explores the essential spiritual dimensions of Christian teaching by examining the person and work of the Holy Spirit. It proposes how Christian teachers can respond to their regenerate, communal and Spirit-filled identity and calling by working in partnership with the Holy Spirit. The spiritual fruits of liberation (salvation), celebration (worship) and sustenance (growth and edification) are explored in relation to teaching anointed by the Spirit.
Biblical Ethics: Tensions Between Justice and Mercy, Law and Love
Professor of Old Testament and Semitics
Co-Editor & Contributor
Gorgias Press, January 2019
Justice and love, especially love for the enemy, seem to be in tension with one another. Although the command to love appears as an imperative in both testaments and is related explicitly to Torah in the New Testament, it is often seen as standing in opposition to the law. Mercy, in its turn, is seen as standing close to love and in tension with justice. The volume contains a number of papers presented in the biblical ethics section at the SBL Annual Meetings in 2014 and 2015. The studies shed light on various aspects of the questions surrounding the relationship of law and love, justice and mercy, both in the Old and the New Testament, and across the boundary between the two testaments.
How to Read Theology: Engaging Doctrine Critically and Charitably
Associate Professor of Theology
Baker Academic, June 2018