One of the very important consequences of insisting on identifying Jesus as the climax of the covenant is that a church that breaks apart along racial and cultural lines is a countersign to the Gospel and an impossibly inadequate medium for the message it carries.
From a paper where I argue that the most popular versions of the story of salvation in both liberal and conservative circles are parts of a larger and more comprehensive biblical story which N.T. Wright’s new reading of Romans helps us recover.
The whole paper is on the Northeast SEAD site. [Editor’s note: this link is broken. We apologize for the inconvience.]