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Jon Zens is an American author, speaker, scholar and theologian on Christian topics. Zens is best known for pioneering New Covenant Theology, which sees the entire Bible as a revelation of the gospel of grace fulfilled in Jesus Christ.

Christians are no longer under the Law of Moses, but under grace.

According to Zens, the Law is fulfilled in Christ and reveals Christ. Jesus’s words to love God and love one another fulfills the Law. New Covenant Christians are called to walk in love and through repentance and faith in Christ, they can receive God’s grace, which includes the forgiveness of sins and the power to do God’s will. See “Is There a Covenant of Grace?” by Jon Zens

Zens is also an expert on the Anabaptist history and theology. He holds a B.A. in Biblical studies from Covenant College, a M.Div. from Westminster Theological Seminary, Philadelphia, and a D.Min. from the California Graduate School of Theology.

He is the editor of Searching Together magazine, which was originally started in 1972 as the Baptist Reformation Review. The original editor was Norbert Ward, based in Nashville, Tennessee. In 1975, Zens moved to Nashville to work with Norbert on the magazine.

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  1. Hi,
    I read with interest Laurie Fasullo’s treatise on Paul’s use of the word “head” (Kephale’) in 1 Corinthians 11, esp. vv 3-16. In her work, Laurie states several times that she is going to give us her understanding of 1 Co. 11:3-16. I can’t seem to find that in her paper. Can someone, preferably Laurie, give me her interpretation of verses 3-16? I completely understand why Laurie does NOT think these verses refer to a “authority over” position, but would like to understand what she DOES think these verses say.
    Thanks much.
    Jim Gosnell

  2. Jim, the main thrust of Laurie’s article was the meaning of “kephale” (head). It’s been many years since I edited her piece, so it is possible I left out her view of 1 Cor 11:3-16 for the sake of space. There are, of course, excellent commentaries on 1 Cor 11 by people like Gordon Fee, N.T. Wright and Ben Witherington III. My reflections on these verses over the years have shown that many people have totally missed Paul’s conclusion in verses 11-12 — “Nevertheless, in the Lord….” He ends with a line of thought that underscores mutuality between husband and wife in the bonds of Jesus Christ. Shouldn’t the “in the Lord” catch our attention? -JZ