Publishing my PhD
My work on Paul will be published soon: Paul’s Divine Christology (Tübingen: Mohr Siebeck, 2012). Can’t wait to hold it in my hand. Not sure how others felt about their first book, but proofreading the whole thing the last few days led to some mixed feelings. I still completely stand behind my argument, and for some of it I thought “Yea, I darn like this stuff! Downright interesting, actually!” But for other parts, I did question: “Oops, can I really say it like that?”, “Yikes, what will the critics say about this section?!” etc. I am sure we are all our own worst critics (especially when one, like me, has a slightly unhealthy perfectionist streak). I stand in awe of those who seem to pump out enduring gold from word go, e.g. Richard Hays (The Faith of Jesus Christ), Bruce McCromack (Karl Barth's Critically. Realistic Dialectical Theology) etc.