Scot McKnight and Hans Boersma – Things I Wish You Knew

Episode: Scot McKnight and Hans Boersma have a spirited exchange in their Five Things books – and it becomes even more lively as they extend the conversation for OnScript. After a drink or two, where would the theologian Boersma still want to press the biblical scholar McKnight? A wide-ranging dialogue on the proper interfacing of Scripture, tradition, and philosophical framework, co-hosted by Matthew Bates and Erin Heim – that is, when they could get a word in edgewise.

Guests: Scot McKnight is Julius R. Mantey Professor of New Testament at Northern Seminary. He has written more than fifty books and also blogs regularly on his highly influential blog Jesus Creed. Scot is a much sought-after conference speaker and a renowned expert on early Christianity. He has written both academic and popular titles, including The Jesus Creed (Christianity Today’s book of the year in 2004); The Blue Parakeet, Open to the Spirit, and The King Jesus Gospel. McKnight has also written many books for a scholarly audience, including several excellent commentaries in the NICNT series (Eerdmans).

Hans Boersma is Order of St. Benedict Servants of Christ Endowed Professorship in Ascetical Theology at Nashotah House Theological Seminary. He is the author of numerous books, including Seeing God (Eerdmans); Scripture as Real Presence (Baker Academic); and Heavenly Participation (Eerdmans).

Our books for discussion today are:
Scot McKnight, Five Things Biblical Scholars Wish Theologians Knew (IVP Academic, 2021).

Hans Boersma, Five Things Theologians Wish Biblical Scholars Knew (IVP Academic, 2021).

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