A whole chapter of my Gospel book

I didn’t get a whole lot of writing done on my Gospel book over the holidays, despite the fact that this was supposed to be one of my higher priorities during the time off. So, I’m trying to get that ball rolling again. To that end, I’m going to try something a little different over the next few days. In the past, I’ve posted excerpts of the book – usually sections where I was trying something a little different and wanted to get some feedback. This week, I’m going to post a whole chapter. Hopefully this will help keep me focused on actually making progress. And, it also opens the door for more feedback from anyone who’s actually interested enough to read it.

If you want to get a feel for the project as a whole, check out the Gospel book page. This particular chapter focuses on summarizing some of the key OT promises associated with God redeeming his people (e.g. new king, holiness, spirit, life, new creation, etc.). The previous chapter ended on a pretty down note, discussing God’s glory leaving the temple and his apparent rejection of his people and his plan. So, this chapter serves to explain the promises that provide hope despite failure and apparent rejection. Thus, it’s the final chapter before I finally move into the NT.

Instead of posting the chapter all at once, I’ll post one section each day (hopefully). That’s partly because it’s too long for one blog post, but mostly because it’s not actually done yet! I’ll post the first section later today.

About Marc Cortez

Theology Prof and Dean at Western Seminary, husband, father, & blogger, who loves theology, church history, ministry, pop culture, books, and life in general.

Posted on January 20, 2011, in Gospel and tagged . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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