John’s Mission and Method (H&J Part 03)

What was the purpose of John’s gospel?  What sort of changes did John hope to affect in and around his community? Just who made up his community?  And by what means did he work to bring about these changes through his account of the ministry of Jesus? In this entry I will begin arguing that … Continue reading John’s Mission and Method (H&J Part 03)

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GJohn as Polemic: A brief history of John studies (H&J Part 02)

Many have believed the Gospel of John stands against a backdrop of intra-Jewish community conflict.  But could the Fourth Gospel also have a relationship with early Gnosticism?  Could the gospel actually contain a carefully structured argument against Gnostic opponents or ideas current in John's first-century environment?  Many scholars, both ancient and modern, have thought so. In … Continue reading GJohn as Polemic: A brief history of John studies (H&J Part 02)

H&J on Audio – Introduction and Part 01: “The Primacy of John”

Happy to introduce the new Hermes & John audio series!  This series will provide those interested in the Hermes & John project with another way to digest all the research. The paper which accompanied my recent presentation at the 2017 Theological Conference is rather long and packed full of information.  Since not everyone is able … Continue reading H&J on Audio – Introduction and Part 01: “The Primacy of John”