Richard Burridge Wins the 2013 Ratzinger Prize

Congratulations to Richard Burridge (Kings College London) for winning the 2013 Ratzinger Prize! Richard is a great scholar and a committed churchman so it is good to see his work getting international recognition. According to the official press release: The recipients of this year’s Ratzinger Prize are the English Biblical scholar Richard A. Burridge, dean [Read More…]

Church, Marriage, Culture, and the Law

This past week I’ve been speaking to different groups about gay marriage. I confess that I don’t actually enjoy talking about this topic, but as a resident theologian, I’m inevitably asked to help groups of pastors and churches come to some conclusion on this matter. It’s a big issue in Australia as it has been [Read More…]

Inaugural Leon Morris Lecture on Monday

On Monday, Dr. Brian Rosner will deliver the inaugural Leon Morris Lecture in New Testament Studies on Paul and the Law: Keeping the Commandments of God. It will be based on Brian’s just-released-book, named, you guessed it, Paul and the Law: Keeping the Commandments of God. There is a good teaser in Brian’s earlier JSNT article, [Read More…]

Episcopal Baptists in Georgia

Interesting article in CT about an Episcopal Baptist denomination in Georgia. No, not Georgia the American State, but Georgia the European nation. According to William Yoder: “There is a solemn procession to the altar. The choir is chanting. A bishop in a long, black robe and a full, gray beard swings an incense burner back [Read More…]

Maybe the Australian Defense Force Needs to Recover a Sense of Chivalry

Over at Online Opinion, an Aussie e-journal of social and political debate, I have a piece entitled Maybe the ADF Needs to Recover a Sense of Chivalry, written in light recent reports of widespread sexism and abuse in the Australian Defence Force. I write at one point: In a modern sense, we could think of [Read More…]

Intellectual Curiosity Ever Get the Best of You?

I have an insatiably curiosity and its a problem. OK, that is an overstatement, but hear me out. I am now, finally, getting into my summer rhythm, which is so awesome. I love the summer. It is so revitalizing to me. It is a chance to get off the treadmill of semesters, papers, committee meetings, [Read More…]

Jason Hood on Imitation of God

Got my copy of Imitating God in Christ by Jason Hood and really liked this quote: If we are engaged in God’s work, ruling as his image-bearers, we should imitate the character he displays as he works. Divine compassion, beauty, holiness and justice should be mirrored in the labors of God’s people. We imitate his knowledge, [Read More…]

“Storied Typology” – A possibly more biblical way of thinking about the relationship between the OT & NT

In the earlier post, I had sketched Matthew Boulton’s argument for a subsessionist typology in his recent article “Supersession or Subsession? Exodus Typology, the Christian Eucharist and the Jewish Passover Meal” in SJT (66[1]: 18-29 [2013]). In that article Boulton wishes to correct the supersessionist Tendenz in the use of typology by biblical theologians. Rather [Read More…]

New Gospels Website

There is a new website called 4Gospels: The Less Sensational Site featuring folks like Simon Gathercole, Peter Williams, and James Leonard. Looks like a good place for resources, videos, and reviews on Gospel stuff.  [Read more…]

Dale C. Allison Joins Princeton Theological Seminary

Just heard the news that Dale C. Allison will be joining Princeton Theological Seminary. Read the news from Princeton here. HT: Mark Goodacre. [Read more…]

Ask N.T. Wright

Rachel Held Evans hosts an interview where N.T. Wright answers several questions from people on diverse topics. [Read more…]

Book Notice: Imitating God in Christ *without David*

Our friend and former student of Mike’s Jason Hood has published a new book by IVP called Imitating God in Christ. In this book of 15 chapters, Jason offers a biblical theology of imitation that begins in the OT, moves to the NT, and extends the conversation through the church into our own time. Imitating [Read More…]

More thoughts on Typology in Biblical Theology

As a follow up to my earlier post on Biblical Theology, I wonder if anyone else has come across a very interesting article in the Scottish Journal of Theology by Matthew Myer Boulton. The article is titled: “Supersession or Subsession? Exodus Typology, the Christian Eucharist and the Jewish Passover Meal” (66[1]: 18-29 [2013]). I don’t [Read More…]

On Scripture and Creeds

There is some good stuff around the blogosphere about scripture and creeds. Over at First Things, Peter Leithart gives a summary of Richard Hays’ paper on Gospel and Creeds delivered at Trinity School of Ministry. Hays opened the lecture by noting his differences with NT Wright concerning the relationship of creed and Scripture. But in [Read More…]

Book Notice: Is Scripture Still Holy?

A.E. Harvey Is Scripture Still Holy? Coming of Age with the New Testament Grand Rapids, MI: Eerdmans, 2012. Available at In this book, A.E. Harvey, Emeritus Canon of Westminster Abbey, looks at how one might re-conceive biblical authority given that modern society has, in Bonhoefferian terms, “come of age” and lives mostly independently of [Read More…]