Q&A – Matt Lynch and Matt Bates

Episode:You’ve spoken. We’ve listened.  You’ve asked for more episodes giving a window into the secret lives of OnScript co-hosts. Or at least, you’ve asked us to allow more time for chat between hosts. So we’ll try to do a bit more of that. In this episode, Matt Lynch and Matt Bates, the co-founders of OnScript, ask each other questions about Paul, hell, life, violence, divine-human appearances in the OT, faith as allegiance, Matt B.’s new book, books we’ve read, and more. Enjoy, and share the word!

Hosts: Matt Bates (Ph.D., University of Notre Dame) is Assistant Professor of Theology at Quincy University. He writes with a posture of faith seeking understanding, with a desire to serve the church, academy, and any reader of goodwill. He’s the author of Gospel Allegiance (Brazos, 2019), Salvation by Allegiance Alone (Baker Academic, 2017) is now available for order. His recent The Birth of the Trinity (Oxford University Press, 2015) focuses on how certain reading strategies helped early Christians to see that the one God can be differentiated as multiple persons. He has also written on the Apostle Paul’s method of interpreting Scripture: The Hermeneutics of the Apostolic Proclamation (Baylor University Press, 2012). A current book project, to be published by Eerdmans, explores the process by which Jesus came to be enthroned as king, as well as the theological implications for us today.

Matt Lynch (Ph.D., Emory University) is Academic Dean and Lecturer in Old Testament at Westminster Theological Centre in the UK. He’s the author of Monotheism and Institutions in the Book of Chronicles (Mohr Siebeck, 2014), and Portraying Violence in the Hebrew Bible  (Cambridge, forthcoming 2020), and has written various articles on the Old Testament. He also blogs regularly at theologicalmisc.net. Matt is particularly interested in helping students grasp the theological and literary contours of the Old Testament, wrestle through its ethical and historical challenges, and understand its ongoing significance.

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