Interview on the Eric Metaxas Show

I was interviewed by Eric Metaxas on his radio show/podcast about my books What Christian Ought To Believe and The Divinity School. Great chat about the Apostles’s Creed, dirty Koalas, writing fiction, and religious liberty. [Read more…]

Paul Griffiths on Why He Resigned

Over at Commonweal – a progressive Catholic magazine – Prof. Paul Griffiths explains why he resigned from Duke Divinity School. Harsh and direct disagreement places thought under pressure. That’s its point. Pressure can be intellectually productive: being forced to look closely at arguments against a beloved position helps those who hold it to burnish and [Read More…]

My Top Ten Resources on Luke-Acts

Here are my top ten volumes on Luke-Acts to put on your bookshelf or to assign to a class for a reading list. Adams, Sean A., and Michael Pahl (eds.). Issues in Luke-Acts: Selected Essays. Piscataway, NJ: Gorgias. An excellent collection of essays on what is happening in Luke-Acts these days, covers genre, unity, christology, [Read More…]

Why You Should Study Luke-Acts?

Luke-Acts is a highly significant double work within the New Testament. First, it is the largest sub-corpus of the New Testament. Luke-Acts makes up a whopping 28% of the New Testament, whereas Paul’s letters comprise only 24%, and the Johannine corpus covers a mere 20% (and that’s assuming the authenticity of the authorship of all [Read More…]

Book Notice: Servant of All by Craig C. Hill

Craig C. Hill Servant of All: Status, Ambition, and the Way of Jesus Grand Rapids, MI: Eerdmans, 2016. Available at To be brutally honest, I have to confess that I have an ego the size of the Grand Canyon. I always have to dominate the social and intellectual spaces around me usually through humour [Read More…]

Christoph Heilig on Hidden Transcripts and the Counter-Imperial Paul

Paul and Empire is an amazing topic of study. Was Paul anti-empire or pro-Roman empire? Among scholars, I can’t help but notice that when a Republican is in power that there is a spike in anti-imperial readings of Paul and then folks get all Constantinian or Nieburhian when a Democrat holds the top job. But [Read More…]

Book Notice: A Gathering of Larks

Abigail Carroll A Gathering of Larks: Letters to St Francis from a Modern-day Pilgrim Grand Rapids, MI: Wm. B. Eerdmans, 2017 Available at Reviewed by Felicity Clift Dear Friend of the Wild, Dear Lord of the Revels, Dear Wounded Saint, Dear Francis… Francis of Assisi, the famous saint, is the imaginary recipient of this [Read More…]