In the Summer of 2022, I decided to see what it would be like to apply the Integral Hermeneutical method I developed a few years ago to a whole book of the Bible: namely, the text traditionally known as Paul’s Letter to the Ephesians. Why Ephesians? Beyond the practical fact that it’s a manageable length for a first foray into this sort of exercise, Ephesians has long been recognized as a wonderfully rich text. At times, its focus is on the depths of the Mystery of God, at others, on very practical issues of human relationships, but always, it seeks to describe — often through the language of prayer and praise — the full implications of what it means to be Christian, or to use its own distinctive language, to be “in Christ.”

Here is the series outline:

Targum on Ephesians 1-3

Targum on Ephesians 4-6

Putting it All Together: The Life in Christ, An Integral Study of Ephesians