Introduction to the New Covenant Commentary Series

See below a video by myself and Craig Keener about the New Covenant Commentary Series published by Cascade (Wipf & Stock). [Read more…]

Rudolf Bultmann versus the Jesus Mythcists

Nice words from the old Marburger against Jesus mythicism: Of course the doubt as to whether Jesus really existed in unfounded and not worth refutation. No sane person can doubt that Jesus stands as founder behind the historical movement whose first distinct stage is represented by the oldest Palestinian community. But how far that community [Read More…]

The Spirituality of Wine

I’m again reading through Gisela Kreglinger’s book The Spirituality of Wine, and it is a terrific read. The chapter begins with the words, “Wine is a great mystery and a profound gift.” And while one might think that the Bible would speak against the desire and temptations of wine, it speaks far more of its enjoyment. [Read More…]

An Anomalous Jew – The Musical

Here is a Hamiton spin-off I shot with Eerdmans’s Rachel Bomberger about my book An Anomalous Jew. See here. Good fun! [Read more…]

My New Novel – The Divinity School – Now Ready for Order

Okay, my novel, The Divinity School, is now ready for ordering for Australian and New Zealander readers! Not yet on Amazon.com, but available at the Morning Star’s Home Page. Here’s the blurb: The Divinity School follows the lives of four of faculty members at an interfaith studies centre at the fictitious Hamilton University. A widower now [Read More…]

Martin Hengel’s Verdict on Rudolf Bultmann

I’m reading a lot of Rudolf Bultmann these days, as part of a particular research project, and as much as I try to like Bultmann – even with David Congdon’s help – I just can’t. In the end, I agree with Martin Hengel’s verdict on Bultmann: After I became Stiftsrepetent [i.e., a student instructor] in [Read More…]

Book Notice: John Stackhouse on Partner’s in Christ

John G. Stackhouse Partners in Christ: A Conservative Case for Egalitarianism Wheaton, Illinois: InterVarsity Press, 2015. Available at Amazon.com Reviewed by Felicity Clift In the conservative evangelical world (and perhaps beyond) it seems that conscientious evangelical women pursuing ministry, beyond the realms of feminine and infantile pedagogy, are expected to give some thought – preferably [Read More…]

Nijay Gupta on 1-2 Thessalonians

If you don’t have Nijay Gupta’s Thessalonians commentary, why not, you should, it’s great. I reckon it is one of the best around, up there with Mahlherbe and Fee (though John Byron is good too in the SGBC, esp. for preachers). Here’s an interview Nijay did about the volume! [Read more…]