Hurtado reviews Wright’s Paul

For those interested, here is a link to Larry Hurtado’s blog where you can find another link to Hurtado’s somewhat appreciative yet largely critical review of N. T. Wright’s massive work Paul and the Faithfulness of God. Which leads me to my morning prayer: Lord, may I have the wisdom never to walk into the [Read More...]

more good news on the dead end of academic jobs

Yes, the title is sarcastic. I stumbled onto a funny and insightful article on the not-so-bright present and future of a career in academia, “Academia and the people without jobs,” by “anthropologist, writer, debtor” Ryan Anderson. Here’s a taste: The reality is this: maybe we don’t want to accept reality. Maybe we simply don’t want [Read More...]

“aha” moments: biblical scholars tell their stories (11): Chris Keith

Today’s “aha” moments post is by Chris Keith, Professor of New Testament and Early Christianity and Director of the Centre for the Social-Scientific Study of the Bible, St Mary’s University, Twickenham. One of Keith’s interests is the application of social memory theory to the Gospels and historical Jesus. His most recent book is Jesus against the Scribal [Read More...]

Jesus wants you to be doctrinally inconsistent–more from Oswald Chambers

It’s been a while since I passed on an Oswald Chambers quote from my rector, Father Dave Robinson of  St. Matthew’s Episcopal Church. He’s been slacking but I forgive him (because Jesus says I have to). The title of this reflection is “The Conditions of Discipleship,” the July 2nd reading at My Utmost for His Highest. It is [Read More...]

Jacob L. Wright on the Bible’s Prehistoy, Purpose, and Political Future (video)

Here is a short video by Jacob L. Wright, professor of Hebrew Bible at Emory University’s Candler School of Theology in Atlanta, Georgia. He is the author of King David and His Reign Revisited (see here) as an interactive iBook, and an expanded version with Cambridge University Press (David, King of Israel, and Caleb in Biblical Memory). This [Read More...]