If Only We Had Phoebe’s Lecture Notes

I’ve just finished reading through Richard Longenecker’s epic NIGTC Romans commentary and I loved what he had to say about Phoebe in Rom 16:1-2. Phoebe had been Paul’s patron during his ministry at Corinth, had most likely heard from his own lips the contents of the letter as it was being formulated, and must have [Read More…]

Mike Bird’s Romans Commentary is only $6.00 on Kindle!

Bargain bonanza, my Romans commentary in the SGBC series is now only $6.09 on kindle! It is normally $36.99, so get it while you can.   [Read more…]

What If I Told You There Was A Reasonable & Non-Homophobic Case Against Same-Sex Marriage?

Okay, this might be a tad late for friends in Ireland, UK, NZ, and the USA, but in Australia we are yet to legalize same sex marriage. So the good folks at the Australian Christian Lobby have published a short article of mine where I try to set out a reasonable and non-homophobic case against same-sex [Read More…]

Podcast Interview with Larry Hurtado on “The Destroyer of the Gods”

Over at The Deep Waters podcast is an excellent interview by Nick Peters of Larry Hurtado about his forthcoming new book Destroyer of the Gods: Early Christian Distinctiveness in the Roman World (Waco, TX: Baylor University Press, 2016). Click “podcast” to listen on-line or else subscribe via iTunes. [Read more…]

Trinity Conference in Houston this November

RTS Houston is hosting a conference on 12 November called Confessing the Triune God: Retrieving Nicene Faith for Today’s Church, with a great panel of speakers lined up: Dr. Michael A. G. Haykin | Biblical Exegesis in Fourth-Century Trinitarian Debates Rev. D. Blair Smith | Trinitarian Relations in the Fourth Century Dr. Scott R. Swain | “God from God, [Read More…]

Greg Beale on End of Exile in 2 Cor 6:16-18

I’m currently writing a chapter on 1 & 2 Corinthians for an NT Introduction. While I’ve always felt like I had a good grip on 1 Corinthians (its argument and scholarly conversation), but generally I haven’t been as familiar with 2 Corinthians, so I’m always learning more here. There is an interesting point 2 Corinthians 6 where [Read More…]

Latest Issue of Journal for the Study of the Historical Jesus

The latest issue of Journal for the Study of the Historical Jesus, includes these articles: Anthony Le Donne Editorial: The Third Quest in Retrospect James Crossley Editorial: Some Future for Historical Jesus Studies Dale C. Allison Memory, Methodology, and the Historical Jesus: A Response to Richard Bauckham Richard Bauckham The General and the Particular in Memory: [Read More…]

Book Notice: Daniel Hawk on the Book of Ruth

L. Daniel Hawk Ruth  Apollos Old Testament Commentary. Downers Grove, IVP, 2015. Available at Amazon.com By Jill Firth L. Daniel Hawk (PhD, Emory University) is professor of Old Testament and Hebrew at Ashland Theological Seminary in Ashland, Ohio and an ordained minister in the United Methodist Church. His work on narrative and identity formation includes [Read More…]