In this conversation, Michael and Dr. Jipp talk about:
- Why Paul wrote the letter to the Colossians
- The ancient cultural context of Colossae
- Our role in our own sanctification
- A Christian’s role in politics
- Paul’s instructions for marriage
“Christians need to walk carefully here. We don’t earn our own salvation. We also don’t come to faith in Christ and then go about the business of sanctification by our own effort. We have received Christ Jesus, so the natural outgrowth of our life is going to be flowing from our confession: Jesus is Lord.”
Colossians 2:6, Ephesians 2:10, Colossians 1:13-20, Philippians 2:16-20, Colossians 2:8-10, Romans 7, Colossians 3:9-10, Colossians 3:15-16
About Dr. Joshua Jipp
Dr. Jipp has taught New Testament in a variety of settings, including as a Teaching Fellow at TEDS, before joining the faculty at Trinity. He has published essays in Themelios, Journal of Theological Interpretation, Journal for the Study of the New Testament, Catholic Biblical Quarterly, Bulletin of Biblical Research, New Testament Studies, Horizons in Biblical Theology, Journal of Biblical Literature, and Journal of Theological Studies.
He loves reading novels, playing all kinds of sports (esp. baseball) with his kids, being outdoors, listening to music, and having great conversations with his wife.