I had a most worthwhile time at the Tyndale Conference last week in the delightful setting of Selwyn College.
I presented a paper which explored how St Paul understood the law of Israel and how it impacts the church. This is a very thorny issue, and I was bringing an understanding that has not been previously considered, so I was anxious to see how some top world class theologians would react. I am glad to say that it was very positive.
I will continue to develop this theme for inclusion into a book I hope to publish early next year called SQUARING THE CIRCLE.
Dr Tom Holland will be giving a lecture at the Tyndale Conference in Cambridge at Tyndale House Selwyn Gardens on Wednesday 8th July 2015 at 4.30pm. The title is: “The Missing Husband and the Law of God, Recovering a Key Paradigm’
The reason for posting this note is that there are a number of Tom Hollands on the internet and anyone doing a search is likely to become confused.
I am not Tom Holland, the candidate for governor; nor am I Tom Holland, the American preacher who advocates the KJ version of the bible. I am not Tom Holland, the film producer; Tom Holland, the fitness coach; Tom Holland, the painter; or Tom Holland, the musician, or Tom Holland the young dancer in the musical Billy Elliot. Last of all, I am not Tom Holland, the Oxford historian who has written a series of highly acclaimed works on ancient history. Oh, to have a fraction of their skills and gifts!
Having had so many people emailing me to ask when the commentary would be out, I felt it would be good to reward such patience with an insight as to the sort of issues that I am raising. I am making available a short excursus (PDF file, 347Kb) from the commentary. It is an example of what happens when we recognise the Jewish origins of the church and her teaching and try to work through the implications of this well recognised fact.
The final draft of Romans: The Divine Marriage is about to go to the publishers, Wipf and Stock, who expect to publish about Easter 2011. Please address all enquiries concerning publication date to them.
If you find the excursus on sin helpful, please let others know of its availability.
I will be travelling to the US for the purpose of introducing the school at which I teach (WEST) to Americans who would be interested in research for a British PhD.
The degree is awarded by the University of Wales, a world class institution. If any would like to meet up or invite me to address a gathering, especially at a seminary, please contact Mr Kerry Orchard who is arranging the trip. We will see if it can be fitted in.
Kerry can be contacted at: firstname.lastname@example.org
I will be giving the Triennial Biblical Theology paper at the Tyndale Fellowship study group in Cambridge on the 6th-10th July 2009 entitled ‘Israel’s Law and the Church’s Pain’. If you are interested, please contact the Tyndale Fellowship administrator for details (Email: email@example.com) or visit the Tyndale Fellowship Study Groups page.
My commentary on Romans (Romans: The Divine Marriage) has been delayed in publication, but will be available in the near future. If you are interested in this new work, please contact me and I will let you know when it is available.