In this second of a two-part conversation (listen to Part 1, which covers Romans 1–7) on how to teach the Book of Romans, Michael J. Kruger, president and professor of New Testament and early Christianity at Reformed Theological Seminary (RTS), Charlotte, shares some of what he’s learned over the past two years through teaching Romans to a women’s Bible study. Kruger works his way from Romans 8–16, explaining how to do justice to the majestic themes in chapter 8, why Paul presents election not as a problem but as the solution to a greater problem, and how Paul guides us through the complexities of the Christian life in chapters 12–15.
In addition to his duties at RTS, Kruger serves as an associate pastor of Uptown Church in Charlotte. He blogs at Canon Fodder on the origins of the New Testament canon and other biblical and theological issues. Kruger is editor and contributor to A Biblical-Theological Introduction to the New Testament and author of both Canon Revisited: Establishing the Origins and Authority of the New Testament Books and also The Heresy of Orthodoxy: How Contemporary Culture’s Fascination with Diversity has Reshaped Our Understanding of Early Christianity, co-authored with Andreas Köstenberger.
On Romans, Kruger recommends:
- Romans (The Crossway Classic Commentaries) by Charles Hodge
- The Epistle to the Romans (The New International Commentary on the New Testament) by John Murray
- The Epistle to the Romans (The New International Commentary on the New Testament) by Douglas Moo
- Romans International Critical Commentary (two-volume set) by C. E. B. Cranfield
- Fourteen-volume set on Romans by Martyn Lloyd-Jones
- Romans (four-volume set) by James Montgomery Boice
- Romans: A 12-Week Study by Jared C. Wilson
You can listen to the episode here.