Sam gave me a chance to present some of the ideas developed in my book on the question of whether Paul believed that Jesus had pre-existed his earthly life. But we also talked about the “narrative-historical” angle on the question and some of the wider implications for church and mission today. Thank you, Sam.
I’m not heading towards Unitarianism, but I can see that the book will appeal to Unitarians; and I do think that, one way or another, history is pushing us to rethink how we talk about the relation between Jesus and the Father. It’s a healthy and constructive debate to be having, especially if it helps us to focus less on the metaphysics, more on the long convulsive story of which we are part.