Mission and Teaching As we’ve seen in my previous post, mission is the foundational theme in Paul’s letters to Timothy and Titus. These letters are predicated upon the ongoing mission of the early church of which Paul’s mission is an integral part. When Paul wrote these letters, that mission had already been progressing for about… Read More
Where Do We Start? What is the best starting point in unearthing Paul’s theology in his letters to Timothy and Titus? This is a difficult yet vital question, because as is often the case in New Testament writings, the author’s thoughts are complex and multi-faceted. Paul’s letters to Timothy and Titus are no exception. Clearly,… Read More
What Is Biblical Theology? One of the most promising recent trends in biblical scholarship is the burgeoning field of biblical theology. What is biblical theology? The simplest definition is this: “Biblical theology is the theology of the Bible, that is, the theology of the biblical writers themselves.” This means that as a discipline, biblical theology… Read More
The apostle Paul’s charge to Titus is “to set right what was left undone and, as I directed you, to appoint elders in every town” (1:5). A literate audience would be familiar with the statement by the famous classical poet Homer, who spoke of “Crete of the hundred cities” (Homer, Iliad 2.649), no doubt by way… Read More
B&H Academic interviews Andreas J. Köstenberger about his recently released commentary on 1-2 Timothy and Titus from the Biblical Theology for Christian Proclamation series.