On our Journey Through John, we are moving forward at one chapter per week. Click here for the reading schedule if you’d like to follow along. This week’s featured conversation partner is Dr. Mark Powell of Pepperdine University who will share insights into John 15.
About Dr. Mark Powell
Mark Powell is a professor of theology at the Harding School of Theology in Memphis, Tennessee. He also serves as a shepherd at the Sycamore View Church of Christ. Mark has authored several books including Centered in God: The Trinity and Christian Spirituality (2014), Papal Infallibility: A Protestant Evaluation of an Ecumenical Issue (2009), and a forthcoming volume with Dr. John Mark Hicks and Greg McKinzie (Spring 2020) that will put forth a theological vision for Churches of Christ.
I have always read this chapter 15 as Jesus talking to the disciples… sending them out and they did great miracles and he granted them what they ask….I know people are bothered by statements like”anything you ask in my name”…. but when you think that he was talking to his disciples then it makes more sense… to me at least