Archive for the ‘Justice’ Category

“Becoming the Gospel” is Out

Wednesday, April 29th, 2015

For all who may be interested, you may now order my newest book, Becoming the Gospel: Paul, Participation, and Mission, from Eerdmans (the publisher), Amazon, or your good theological bookstore, such as Hearts and Minds Books in Dallastown, PA.

The “thesis” of the book is pretty straightforward:

The central claim, found in the title — Becoming the Gospel: Paul, Participation, and Mission — is that already in the first Christian century the apostle Paul wanted the communities he addressed not merely to believe the gospel but to become the gospel and thereby to advance the gospel.

I will let Chris Tilling of St. Mellitus College and author of Paul’s Divine Christology say something about the book:

Combining exegesis of Paul’s letters with hermeneutics and missiology, Gorman throws new light on old debates such as those involving the language of God’s righteousness and various participatory themes. . . . Gorman writes in ways that resonate with the missional concerns of the gospel itself.

Cover-Becoming the Gospel

When asked who should read this book, I have responded “Everyone!” :-) Everyone!
First of all pastors, seminary students, and lay leaders in the churches. This is challenging but readable material. I want to spark conversations in the church. Secondly, biblical scholars, missiologists, theologians, and others who teach in and influence the various fields of study that come together in this book.

Justice and Nonviolence Lectures at Eastern Mennonite

Tuesday, October 11th, 2011

If you happen to live anywhere near Harrisonburg, Virginia, do come to Eastern Mennonite University for the annual Bible and Religion Department Justice Lectures, which I will give on Tuesday, November 8. The two lectures will be as follows:

  • Lecture One: 3:30 p.m. Paul, Apostle of Nonviolence
  • Lecture Two: 7:00 p.m. Paul, Apostle of Justification and Justice

Justification Lectures tomorrow and Saturday

Thursday, March 17th, 2011

I will be the G. Arthur Keough Lecturer in the Department of Religion at Washington Adventist University in Takoma Park, MD, on Friday and Saturday, March 18-19. The topic is “Reimagining Justification According to St. Paul”:

7 p.m. Friday: “The End of Justification as We Know It”
respondent: Fr. Frank Matera, Catholic University

10 a.m. Saturday: “Justification as Resurrection from the Dead”

3:30. p.m. Saturday: “Justification and Justice”
respondent: Dr. Stephen Fowl, Loyola University

If you are in or near D.C., come on out!

Reimagining Justification Lectures

Saturday, February 12th, 2011

In March I will be giving two sets of lectures on the theme of “Reimagining Justification.” So if you are near Chicago or Washington, DC please come join us!


3225 W Foster Ave, Chicago, IL 60625-4895
“Reimagining Justification”

1. “Justification as Resurrection from the Dead (with Special Reference to Abraham)”–10:30 a.m.

2. “Justification and Justice (with Special Reference to the Corinthians)”–1:00 p.m.


FRI., MARCH 18 (7:00 p.m.) & SAT., MARCH 19 (10:00 a.m.; 3:30 p.m.)
7600 Flower Avenue, Takoma Park, MD 20912

“Reimagining Justification According to St. Paul”

1. “The End of Justification as We Know It”
Friday, March 18 at 7:00 p.m., Richards Hall Chapel
Response by Fr. Frank Matera, Catholic University of America

2. “Justification as Resurrection from the Dead (with Special Reference to Abraham)”
Saturday, March 19 at 10:00 a.m., Sligo Church Fellowship A

3. “Justification and Justice (with Special Reference to the Corinthians)”
Saturday, March 19 at 3:30 p.m., Richards Hall Chapel
Response by Dr. Stephen Fowl, Loyola University in Maryland

For further information, look here.

Jim Wallis on Egypt

Saturday, February 5th, 2011

Jim Wallis has an excellent essay on Egypt, which I recommend especially for a good perspective on the recent change in the U.S.’s view of Mubarak.

Pray for the peace of Cairo.

Happy Thanksgiving Thoughts, courtesy of Ben Witherington

Tuesday, November 23rd, 2010

Originally posted here.