Some of My Favorite Writers

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The following authors had and still have an influence on my thinking and writing. I think you might enjoy some of their articles.

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Articles by N. T. (Tom) Wright

Article by Russell P. Spittler

Scripture and the Theological Enterprise: View from a Big Canoe

Article by Richard Hays

Salvation by Trust? Reading the Bible Faithfully

Article by William A. Dryness

How Does the Bible Function in the Christian Life?

Article by Clark H. Pinnock

How I Use the Bible in Doing Theology

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Jesus Followers


There are many synonyms to use for the word believer, which is the most common word for a person who has "converted" to follow Jesus. I have chosen "Jesus follower(s) or follower(s) of Jesus instead of the word believer in these presentations to allow the reader an opportunity to move away from the idea of believer which conjures up the possible thought of "ascent" to a set of doctrines that have been assembled by different groups over the centuries and show up in this day and age as a set of statements posted on web sites and other written material. These sets of beliefs are suggested by many as the ones that one should ascent to so that upon death the one who assents can go to heaven, i.e., just believe and you are good to go. Jesus followers/followers of Jesus suggest an action that one should take. Remember, Jesus told his disciples to follow him. Yes, belief is important, but one must move beyond belief to action.


(See "Discipleship" Dictionary of Jesus and the Gospels. 182-188.)