This is That…

…was the title of a little book by Fred Bruce (Paternoster, 1968) picking up the language of Acts 2.16.  The book was about the ways in which the NT writers read themselves and their story into the story of the OT.  The process continues: the NT invites us to read ourselves into its story – and to take all of our questions, challenges, struggles and issues with us as we go.

So, here is Doug Chaplin, re-telling the story of Acts 15 (or rather ‘uncovering’ a long lost letter from James to Paul).  It is a nice insight into what might have been happening then, but is also a powerful commentary on  what is happening now.  As Peter might have said … "This is that"!