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By following the halakah of Jesus, through the power of the Spirit-Paraclete, believers are equipped to carry out God’s will upon the earth and spread his redemptive mission throughout creation. 

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Heaven or Halakah:
Walking with Jesus in John 14

By Dr. Andrea L  Robinson

The idea of “going to heaven” is more a matter of tradition than sound biblical interpretation. Often referenced to support the notion of a heavenly afterlife, John 14 is a staple of Christian funerals. The promise of “many rooms” in the “Father’s house” is typically interpreted as Jesus’ assurance that he will return to usher believers into “heaven.”

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However, John 14 has much more to say about how we live than what happens when we die. A closer look at John 14 in the broader context of the Gospel reveals that “the Father’s house” is not a designation for heaven, but a reference to God’s household of faith. In his going away and coming again, Jesus doesn’t transport his followers to “heaven,” but rather, prepares the way into the presence of God by going to the cross. As Christ walks in cruciform obedience, he models a new way of walking with God, a new halakha based on intimate, relational faith. By following the halakah of Jesus, through the power of the Spirit-Paraclete, believers are equipped to carry out God’s will upon the earth and spread his redemptive mission throughout creation. 

The Hebrew Scriptures

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By McGahan Publishing House

Edited by Joshua E. Stewart

With The Hebrew Scriptures, McGahan Publishing House presents an original and profound reading experience of the Old Testament that is focused on the writers’ literary artistry that shaped the theological messages. Each book of of the Old Testament is prefaced by an introduction from established scholars. 

Dr. Andrea contributes the introduction to Proverbs.

New Testament Texts &
The Roman World

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Edited By Renate Vivian Hood

& Craig Price

This Festschrift celebrates the rich teaching and ministry career of Dr. Gerald Stevens. The collected essays in resonate with the interests of Stevens—studies in Acts, Pauline texts, and John’s Apocalypse. Contributors present studies using intertextuality, social-scientific approaches, theological approaches, literary studies and historical backgrounds. Dr. Andrea contributes an essay titled "Sexual Purity, Idolatry, and Community in Thessalonica: The Jewish Background of 1 Thess 4:1–8."

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Temple of Presence: The Christological Fulfillment of Ezekiel 40–48 in Revelation 21:1–22:5

In Revelation 21–22, John offered a resplendent portrayal of a new Jerusalem without a temple, in which he seemed to reference the final chapters of Ezekiel. The puzzling issue for interpreters is why John chose to utilize Ezekiel’s temple vision if he wanted to dispense with the temple. In her published dissertation, Andrea Robinson delves into the complex relationship between these two visions of heaven and earth.

By Dr. Andrea L  Robinson

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