Excerpts from Christology Books now Available

Over at the Huffington Post, Bart Ehrman gives a very good summary of his argument set forth in How Jesus Became God. To whet your appeitite, he writes: Many believers – at least very conservative evangelical Christians and others who have not had much contact with biblical scholarship – will be surprised to learn that Jesus [Read More…]

My Paper on Jesus and the Zealots

I know its late, but In light of Reza Aslan’s Zealot: The Life and Times of Jesus of Nazareth, I thought I should post up an article I write some years ago called: “Jesus and the Revolutionaries: Did Jesus Call Israel to Repent of Nationalistic Ambitions?” Colloquium 38.2 (2006): 127-39. It touches on the Jesus-the-Zealot view set forth [Read More…]

Video Promo for How God Became Jesus

Here’s a video promo of How God Became Jesus largely thanks to Wayne Chan. [Read more…]

The SBL 2013 “Perfect Storm” Debate about the Perfect Tense to be Published

For me one of the highlights of SBL 2013 was the “Perfect Storm” session featuring Stan Porter, Con Campbell, and Buist Fanning.  It was a discussion about the nature of the biblical Greek’s perfect tense-form in relation to verbal aspect. It was a cracker of a discussion! I’m friends with both Stan and Con so [Read More…]

Blogcast with Charles Hill, Chris Tilling, and Michael Bird on Jesus’ Divinity

Nick Peters from Deep Waters interviews Charles Hill, Chris Tilling, and Michael Bird – all on three different continents – about the book How God Became Jesus. The blogcast goes for a massive two hours! I think I came in at about the 65 mins mark. Charles and Chris do a great job talking up what is at [Read More…]

Simon Gathercole Debates Bart Ehrman on British Radio (Part 1)

Over at Unbelievable Justin Brierly talks to both Simon Gathercole and Bart Ehrman about Jesus’ divinity. Listen to part one here. [Read more…]

Neil Bach’s Lecture about Leon Morris Now On-line

Neil Bach’s lecture about the life, scholarship, and ministry of Leon Morris is now available in audio here. A very good lecture to listen to! [Read more…]

Doing NT Theology critically and canonically … the challenges!

I’m hoping to soon start working on a short NT Theology for IVP. I’ve toyed with many ideas on how to go about it. The normal way to go is book by book or corpus by corpus (Thielman; Marshall), or a historical origins approach (Morris), whereas others  go for common themes (Guthrie; Schreiner) How does one [Read More…]

N.T. Wright’s HBU Lectures on Israel in Pauline Theology

Glad that Wright’s lectures at the HBU conference on Paul and Israel is available on you.tube! Paul in his Jewish World Israel in Pauline Theology HT: Brian LePort [Read more…]

Book Notice: Reading the Epistles of James, Peter, John & Jude as Scripture

David R. Nienhuis & Robert W. Wall Reading the Epistles of James, Peter, John & Jude as Scripture: The Shaping & Shape of A Canonical Collection Grand Rapids, MI: Eerdmans, 2013. Available at Amazon.com People write about the theology of the  four gospels (tetraevangelium) and the Pauline corpus (Paulinium) so why not also the Catholic [Read More…]

Craig Evans Interviewed on 100 Huntley St about Jesus’ Divinity and Bart Ehrman

Craig Evans does a superb job on the Canadian Talkshow 100 Huntley Street speaking to Jerry Johnston. I’m a bit envious, I’d love to be the NY version of 100 Huntley Street with Eric Metaxas, maybe one day! [Read more…]

My Book on the Gender & Ministry Debate Now in Paperback

Glad to see that my ebook on women in ministry is now available in paperback! Available for pre-order form Zondervan. Only $7.99   [Read more…]

Did the Early Church Invent Jesus’ Divinity After the Fact?

Over at BibleGateway is a interview I did with Emily Varner about Bart Ehrman, Jesus’ divinity, and the New Testament. Here’s a teaser: EV: How would you respond if someone said, “Doesn’t this discussion just boil down to faith (‘just trust the church teaching’) or respect for the Bible (‘the Bible says it, that settles it’)”? [Read More…]

The Role of Churches in the Ukrainian Revolution

Over at ABC Religion and Ethics is a great piece on The Role of Churches in the Ukrainian Revolution, with insights about both the Ukrainian and Russian churches. Apparently the Russians really don’t like the Greek Catholic Russians: This mixed identity of Ukraine has horrified the Russian Empire for a long time, which prohibited the [Read More…]

Summary of How God Became Jesus

Over at Koinonia, Jeremy Bouma has a good post on why we should engage Bart Ehrman on christology as well as a good summary of our book in response to Ehrman. [Read more…]