John’s Unique Voice

My second featured scholar in the Journey Through John series is Dr. Kindy De Long from Pepperdine University. Kindy shares insights into some of the things that John’s Gospel uniquely contributes to the Gospels’ telling of the story of Jesus. What might John be showing us that he considers of special importance?

I look forward to sharing future conversations with her as she will also provide commentary on John chapters 5-8.

Conversation Highlights

  • How John’s Gospel is especially concerned with leading people to belief
  • Jesus’ true identity as one who has come from above
  • The present-tense reality of Jesus’ transformative power for those who abide in Christ

About Dr. Kindy De Long

Kindalee “Kindy” Pfremmer De Long is a Professor of Religion and the Interim Associate Dean of Seaver College at Pepperdine University. She completed undergraduate and Master of Divinity degrees at Pepperdine University and has her Ph.D. in Theology from the University of Notre Dame.

More by Dr. De Long

  • Read Dr. De Long’s contributions to the Leaven publication by Pepperdine.
  • Surprised by God: Praise Responses in the Narrative of Luke-Acts. Beihefte zur Zeitschrift fur die Neutestamentliche Wissenschaft und die Kunde der alteren Kirche 166. New York: Walter de Gruyter, 2009.
  • “Angels and Visions in Luke-Acts.” Pages 79-107 in The Jewish Apocalyptic Tradition and the Shaping of New Testament Thought. Edited by Loren T. Stuckenbruck and Benjamin E. Reynolds. Minneapolis, Minn.: Fortress Press, 2017.
  • “Luke-Acts.” In T&T Clark Encyclopedia of Second Temple Judaism. Eds. Loren T. Stuckenbruck and Daniel M. Gurtner. New York: T&T Clark, in press.
  • “Tobit.” In The Wiley-Blackwell Companion to Old Testament Apocrypha and Pseudepigrapha. Edited by Randall Chesnutt. Malden, MA: Wiley-Blackwell, in press.
  • “Daniel and the Narrative Integrity of His Prayer in Chapter 9.” Pages 219-249 in Vol. 1 of A Teacher for All Generations: Essays in Honor of James C. VanderKam. Edited by Eric Farrel Mason et al. Supplements to the Journal for the Study of Judaism 153. 2 vols. Boston: Brill, 2012.
  • “‘Ask a Woman’: Childbearing and Ezra’s Transformation in 4 Ezra.” Journal for the Study of the Pseudepigrapha 22 (2012): 114-145.
  • “Responding to the God of Joy.” Pages 81-88 in Finding Their Voices: Sermons by Women in the Church of Christ. Edited by D’Esta Love. Abilene, TX.: Abilene Christian University Press, 2015.

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