Interviews with Presenters Ahead of the Greer-Heard Forum

In some promo pieces for the Greer-Heard Forum in New Orleans, Steve Morgan has an excellent interview with Simon Gathercole, Larry Hurtado, and Jennifer Knust about what to expect. Hope you are all coming, it starts this Friday! [Read more...]

How I Do Research

Over at Sola Crux, my buddy Nijay Gupta interviews me about “How I Do Research.” This is first in a series that Nijay is doing and I’m sure it will be great. Step One: Dress like a lumber jack and drink over-priced coffee. Step Two: Play a ukulele while organizing your notes in Zotero. Step [Read More...]

An Excerpt from Michael Bird’s Romans Commentary

Zondervan has posted an excerpt from my Romans commentary, the “Live the Story” section on Romans 12.1-2. Yes, it includes a reference to Oliva Newton-John. [Read more...]

CT’s 7 New Must Read Theology Books for 2016

Glad to see that Kevin Emmert at CT lists my Anomalous Jew: Paul among Jews, Greeks, and Romans as one of the must read theology books of 2016! An Anomalous Jew: Paul among Jews, Greeks, And Romans, by Michael Bird (Eerdmans, October). Paul was a complex figure who held a strange mixture of beliefs that brought him [Read More...]

Book Notice: John Goldingay on Proverbs

John Goldingay Proverbs, Ecclesiastes and the Song of Songs for Everyone London: SPCK, 2014. Available a By Felicity Clift If I was to attempt to summarise my first thoughts on Proverbs, Ecclesiastes, and Song of Songs prior to reading John Goldingay’s study on these books “for Everyone” they may be something like this: – [Read More...]

Brant Pitre on the Divine Jesus of Mark’s Gospel

Is the Marcan Jesus identified with Yahweh? Brant Pitre draws on recent research to give an emphatic “Yes.” Is Jesus Merely a “Human Messiah” in Mark? Are Meier, Marcus, Yarbro-Collins, Boring, and Hays off base to see Jesus’ egō eimi saying in Mark 6 as a reference to the divine name? If so, how does one explain [Read More...]

Jesus Quotes Republican Candidates

From Jimmy Kimmel, Jesus reads quotes from Republican Candidates. Hillarious! [Read more...]

Hardest NT Essay Question Ever! Can You Answer It?

Preamble: Read Peter Lampe, Christians at Rome from Paul to Valentinus, 120-122. Bishop Callistus of Rome (217-22) had a problem. Many women from the Roman upper classes (senatorial and equestrian) had become Christians. However, there was a shortage of male Christians of the same social rank. So these women had a choice: either marry a [Read More...]