Martin Wright joins Fran and Kylie to unpack the Letter to the Ephesians, focusing on Ephesians 4: 1-16. Martin talks about the issue of authorship, and the distinct way in which the Body of Christ imagery is used in Ephesians compared to other parts of the Pauline Corpus. We highlight the cosmic dimension of God’s gift in Christ, the clarity of the calling to the church, and the hope the passage offers the church today. In Nathan’s parable and David’s response in 2 Samuel 11:26-12:13a we are given a lesson the way we are to listen to scripture; and in Psalm 51 we see David’s remorse and repentance fleshed out.
Martin Wright’s recent book is The Dividing Wall: Ephesians and the Integrity of the Corpus Paulinum