Should Christians support the slaughter of anyone in the land of Israel who is not ethnically Jewish? Is our hope for the future tied to the restoration of an earthly Davidic monarch? What does a crucified messiah have to do with God’s promises to restore Israel after the exile? LectioCast will be recording a special episode that probes the question of how we read and preach the Old Testament as Christians. What difference, if any, should our commitment to Jesus make for how we interpret the Hebrew Bible and proclaim its message?
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? A Narrative Approach to the Problem of Pauline Christianity. 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 (patheos.com/blogs/storiedtheology) and his weekly commentary on the Revised Common Lectionary is at LectioCast.com. You can follow him on Twitter @jrdkirk.