Ephesians presents readers with a volatile mix of assurance, exhilarating worship, and forceful exhortation—a bracing challenge to today’s church. The letter convinces Thomas R. Yoder Neufeld that the grace-gift of faithfulness leads to worship. Power, peace, and new creation are gifts of grace equipping the church to participate in God’s reconciling embrace.
This commentary guides readers to a life-changing encounter with Ephesians, probing interpretations, refreshing Christian teaching, and calling everyone to “walk” accordingly, with a song in heart and throat.
Thomas Yoder Neufeld is director of Graduate Theological Studies at Conrad Grebel College. He attended Mennonite Brethren colleges in California and Manitoba, then in 1970 graduated from the University of Manitoba with a B.A. Hon. in History. He earned is M.Div. and Th.D. from Harvard Divinity School and in 1997 Sheffield Academic Press published his dissertation on Ephesians 6 and its biblical background: Put on the Armour of God!: The Divine Warrior from Isaiah to Ephesians.