The Apostle Paul has a deep-seated joy in Christ. He is content whether he is in want or plenty and yes even in the face of great suffering and persecution. His life exemplifies what it means to live a Christ-like life full of devotion and joy. There is no better place to go to find an autobiography and indeed the theology of Paul than the book of Philippians. It is here we see his focus on Christ and his pastoral concern and spiritual feeling for the people at Philippi. David Chapman skilfully unpacks the book of Philippians and provides us with some personal reflection questions which help us to apply it to our lives.
David Chapman is Associate Professor of New Testament and Archaeology at Covenant Theological Seminary in St Louis, Missouri. His interests include running and hiking.
"David Chapman's Philippians commentary represents the finest scholarship directed by a pastoral heart well in tune with both the struggles the apostle consistently faced and also the Gospel joy he ceaselessly embraced." - Bryan Chapell ~ Chancellor, Covenant Theological Seminary, St Louis, Missouri