New Podcast: The Paulcast

There is a hip new podcast on Pauline studies by Kurt Willems called The Paulcast which showcases issues and books in studies of the Apostle Paul. First one is on “Surprised by Paul,” where Kurt introduces himself and the podcast. Looks good, worth subscribing to and listening to on the drive home! [Read more…]

The Saint Hilarious Herald: Baptist Pastor Freaks Out On Discovering Real Presence of Jesus at Lord’s Supper

Saint Hilarious Herald: Baptist Pastor Freaks Out on Discovering Real Presence of Jesus at Lord’s Supper The Rev. Brandon Tyson got more than he bargained for when he led his church in a traditional celebration of the Lord’s Supper only to find Jesus, mystically yet literally, present in the elements. It was just an average Sunday [Read More…]

Thomas Schreiner to Deliver the 2016 Leon Morris Lecture at Ridley College

I’m elated to announce that Thomas R. Schreiner will be delivering the 2016 Leon Morris Lecture at Ridley College on “Warnings on Hebrews 6: A Response to Questions.” Wednesday 1st June, 2016 5:15 for a 5:45pm start It’s Free! RSVP here. Prof. Thomas R. Schreiner is the James Buchanan Harrison Professor of New Testament Interpretation [Read More…]

Video by Scott Harrower on Dante’s The Divine Comedy

Scott Harrower launches the “Christian Imagination Series” by the first part of his video on Dante’s Divine Comedy. Only  3 minutes long, but very thought provoking. [Read more…]

Book Notice: Scripture and Cosmology

Kyle Greenwood Scripture and Cosmology: Reading the Bible Between the Ancient World and Modern Science Downers Grove, IL: IVP, 2015. Available at Kyle Greenwood has produced a short, informative, and elegant book on the biblical creation stories and modern science. What he shows is that ancient near eastern creation stories undoubtedly exhibit a worldview [Read More…]

Larry Hurtado’s Forthcoming Book on Christian Distinctiveness

Looks like a great forthcoming book from Larry Hurtado, Destroyer of the gods: Early Christian Distinctiveness in the Roman World, coming out from Baylor Uni Press in September 2016. “Silly,” “stupid,” “irrational,” “simple.” “Wicked,” “hateful,” “obstinate,” “anti-social.” “Extravagant,” ”perverse.” The Roman world rendered harsh judgments upon early Christianity—including branding Christianity “new.” Novelty was no Roman religious [Read More…]

Jamie Grant on Scripture Today

I enjoy keeping in contact with the Christian scene in Scotland by reading Scottish Bulletin of Evangelical Theology, a great journal, had one of my first articles published there. In the latest issue, I enjoyed reading my friend and former colleague Jamie A. Grant, “The Bible as Scepter: Authority and Worldview,” SBET 33.2 (2015): 138-50. In the article, [Read More…]

A Biography of Leon Morris

If you don’t know who Leon Morris is, then you know nothing about twentieth century evangelical biblical scholarship. Morris was a great commentator and biblical scholar who wrote several notable volumes on the atonement and New Testament, which are still worth consulting. He was principal of Ridley College for many years, and we name almost everything [Read More…]

Michael Bird NOBTS Talk on “What is Evangelical about Evangelical Theology?”

Back in February I had the pleasure to delivering a theology lecture to students and faculty at NOBTS on “What is Evangelical about Evangelical Theology?” which is now on-line. [Read more…]

Book Notice: Zechariah (NICOT)

Mark J Boda The Book of Zechariah NICOT; Grand Rapids, MI: Eerdmans, 2016. Available at By Len Firth There has been a recent deluge of Zechariah commentaries. I am aware of three which in Zechariah studies constitutes a veritable flood. This is a great boon for those wanting to plumb the depths of an often [Read More…]

The Saint Hilarius Herald: Adam Driver Set to Star in “Joel Osteen: The Musical”

The Saint Hilarius Herald Adam Driver Set to Star in Joel Osteen: The Musical Broadway is abuzz with news that the theatrical extravaganza Joel Osteen: The Musical is about to open with Star Wars’ Adam Driver in the lead role as Joel Osteen. Award winning producer Cameron Mackintosh has brought together Andrew Lloyd Weber (Cats, Evita, Phantom of the Opera) and Stephen Sondheim [Read More…]

Vodcast Pilot: The Now and the Not Yet Show

See here to watch myself and Scott Harrower on the new Vodcast show, “The Now and the Not Yet,” where we discuss Romans, Justin Welby, Analytic Theology, and how much I hate coffee. Only 10 minutes! [Read more…]

New Vod-Cast: Ridley’s “The Now and the Not Yet”

Starting tomorrow! A new vod-cast series from Ridley College with Scott Harrower and Michael Bird on all things theology and biblical studies. Check our website or Youtube page for releases.   [Read more…]

What is the Gospel? My TED-style Talk on the Most Important Topic

Below is my TED-style talk on “What is the Gospel?” Goes for 7.59 mins, delivering at the Melbourne Stir Conference, sponsored by SparkLit. [Read more…]

Seedbed Review of The Gospel of the Lord

A very positive review of my The Gospel of the Lord by Taylor Brown over at Seedbed. Michael Bird’s The Gospel of the Lord is a must read for anyone involved in Gospel studies, New Testament studies in general, or anyone (from seminary students to lay people) interested in better understanding the foundational documents of our [Read More…]