Welcome to the first post of my new blog, The Text in Context. I plan to use this blog to share ideas about how to interpret biblical passages in the 21st century, with attention to their original ancient context as well. Since I have a PhD in New Testament, I will focus most of my attention on New Testament passages, but the Hebrew Bible will certainly come up now and then as well. If you want to know more, you can read about the blog here. If you want to know more about me, you can read more here.

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Thanks for joining me on the adventure!

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