Archives for Aug 27, 2011 @ 12:21

The Passing of C.K. Barrett

My doctoral supervisor, James D.G. Dunn, posted this on FB: Hi everyone. You will be saddened to hear that Kingsley Barrett, my predecessor, died last night (6.30 pm, 26.08.11) – aged 94. He was the greatest UK commentator on NT texts since J. B. Lightfoot, and much loved by a wide range of Methodist chapels [Read More…]

Archaeological Notes

Hershel Shanks, of the Biblical Archaeological Review, sketches the issue of speculation by archaeologists. From her careful reading of the Biblical text, the Hebrew University’s Eilat Mazar thought she knew just where King David’s palace lay buried in the small, 12-acre site known as the City of David, so she decided to dig there. There [Read More…]

Saturday Book Review: B.T. Conner

Benjamin T. Conner, Practicing Witness: A Missional Vision of Christian Practices Reviewed by Wesley Vander Lugt The burden of this book is to explore how missional theology might impact Christian practices. At present, these two academic areas have not sustained much conversation, and so Conner has his work cut out for him. He begins by [Read More…]

Weekly Meanderings

Barnabas Piper on his dad and Kirby Puckett’s example: ““Kirby Puckett NEVER jogs to first base!” 20 years ago a father yelled this encouragement to his chubby, baseball-loving son on a baked, dirt infield at Elliot Park near downtown Minneapolis. That chubby kid never forgot that piece of advice. For some reason my dad’s encouragement [Read More…]