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“I think it is almost certain that Paul’s thinking on various matters did indeed change, at least to some extent, over his twenty or so years of working in different missional contexts.”
“The instrumental meaning of ἐν Χριστῷ, at least, is clear. God forgives us “in Christ” by making Christ and his cross the instrument of the action by which God deals with sin. The force of the locative sense of “in Christ” is less obvious.”
“This ancient book, then, has the capacity to speak to modern readers . . .if they will take the leap and listen to its words!”