Eschatology in 1 Corinthians

The latest issue of ExpT includes some good articles on 1 Corinthians, including one by my former PhD student David Wenkel on “Kingship and Thrones for All Christians: Paul’s Inaugurated Eschatology in 1 Corinthians 4–6.”  Here’s the blurb: The central argument presented here is that 1 Corinthians 4–6 reflects a single eschatological vision of the [Read More…]

N.T. Wright on Church, Media, and Public Life

See the plenary by N.T. Wright at a conference on Christians and Media, it was on Church, Media, and Public Life in a Post-Rational World. Here’s my favourite quote from the talk. As long as the countries of the Enlightenment could keep the rest of the world at bay, sending the occasional gun-boat to sort [Read More…]

Oliver Crisp on Incarnation Anyway

Just read a great article by Oliver Crisp (Fuller Seminary) for a version of the “incarnation anyway” argument, i.e. even if Adam and Eve had not sinned, the incarnation would have happened. Crisp concludes: The aim of this paper has been to commend one particular incarnation-anyway argument, namely, the christological union account. If the christological [Read More…]

Do the Paul Quizz and Win a Free Copy of “An Anomalous Jew”

Okay, I have a free copy of An Anomalous Jew to give away to one of the persons who gets ALL the right answers to the following questions: 1. Paul was born in: a. Jerusalem b. Antioch c. Tarsus d. Rome 2. Paul dictated Romans to … a. Tertius b. Timothy c. Phoebe d. Luke 3. Paul’s [Read More…]

An Anomalous Jew has Arrived!

My new book, An Anomalous Jew: Paul among Jews, Greeks, and Romans (Eerdmans) is now out and available for purchase! Only $16.66! Let me explain why I think this book will interest folks into Pauline studies: The introduction gives a fresh overview of discussions in scholarship about how Paul was Jewish, with a review ranging from Markus Barth to Francis [Read More…]

Open Letter to SBL concerning their Proposed Ban of IVP from the Annual Convention (Updated)

I’ve just heard word that Dr. John Kutsko, Executive Director of SBL, has written to InterVarsity Press, informing them that there is a proposal to temporarily suspended IVP from hosting a book stall at the annual convention in Boston in 2017 pending advisement from the executive committee and AAR (who can ratify or reject the [Read More…]

Ebook Sale on Mike Bird’s Romans Commentary

Right now my eBook on Romans (#SGBC) is 64% off going for $8.99:  This deal disappears end of day Oct. 21. [Read more…]

Markus Bockmuehl on Apocryphal Gospels

I just saw that Markus Bockmuehl’s volume Ancient Apocryphal Gospels is soon to be out. I’ve read some parts of it and it really is good. In particular, I like Bockmuehl’s notion of some apocryphal Gospels and fragments as “para-textual” rather than “apocryphal” or “heterodox” as categories. It will be one to get, probably not available [Read More…]