A New People in Christ

I’m excited to announce that mANPCy new book, A New People in Christ: Adam, Israel, and Union with Christ in Romans, is now available.

In this book, I examine the theme of union with Christ in Romans, especially highlighting (1) the role of union with Christ in Paul’s argument and (2) the connection between union with Christ and Paul’s use of the Old Testament.

The thesis I am arguing is that the Old Testament Adam and Israel narratives provide the Old Testament background for union with Christ. I do this through an exegetical analysis of Romans.

Over the next couple of weeks, I will write additional posts introducing the argument of the book.

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Contextualization in China

c7329ace3db9d428f85d947528660405_400x400The latest issue of ChinaSource Quarterly was released a couple of weeks ago. The articles are all dedicated to issues of contextualization in China. There are some very helpful pieces here, including an interview with a house church pastor and an article written by a Chinese cross-cultural worker. Other articles include engagement with majority and minority cultures in China.

I contributed an article titled “Union with Christ and Contextualization in China.” In it, I  show the importance of union with Christ in the New Testament, specifically focusing on Ephesians. I then point to some conceptual connections with Chinese culture, suggesting that this significant biblical concept can prove useful in evangelism and discipleship among Chinese.

The entire issue can be accessed here:

https://www.chinasource.org/resource-library/chinasource-quarterlies/contextualization-and-the-chinese-church