September 1, 2011

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August 31, 2011

Here is the first review of ‘Is There a Doctor?’ “I wish someone had given me this book when I was starting my theological studies—-but of course, it hadn’t been written yet. All the students I mentor will not only have this book, but read it. But this book is not just for students–it’s also useful for pastors or any serious Christian. The lessons within it apply not only to scholarship, but also to life.  It’s classic Witherington— full of… Read more

August 31, 2011 was able to sit down with John Rhys Davis (played Gimli in Lord of the Rings) and discuss his upcoming movie.  Of course, one big thing on the interviewers mind is whether or not he will have a role in the upcoming Hobbit movies… His response may surprise you.  Here is what he said: HeyUGuys:  We saw you on set in the latest Peter Jackson Production diary. What was it like going back and is there any chance you… Read more

August 30, 2011

In a recent listing of the top 100 NT commentaries, six volumes from my socio-rhetorical series were listed.  Also my Paul’s Narrative Thought World was listed as one of the top twenty theological volumes. Read more

August 30, 2011

Nomina Sacra in Early Graffiti (and a Mosaic) larryhurtado | August 18, 2011 at 9:15 am | Categories: Uncategorized | URL: (Larry Hurtado):  In connection with my moving office I’ve run across a few journal articles accidentally misplaced, and have now taken the time to catch up in reading them.  One of these is a stimulating study of nomina sacra (special abbreviated forms of certain key words in early Christian discourse) in graffiti, inscriptions and a mosaic, all of… Read more

August 29, 2011

Behold the Scrolling Drones of Duke Divinity School……. Vocal (Mick Jagger):  Joel Marcus, Professor of NT Lead guitar (Keith Richards): Richard Hays, Dean and Professor of NT Rhythm guitar (Ron Wood?): Norman Wirzba, Research Professor of Theology, Ecology, and Rural Life…not sure what was the inspiration for the hat…. Drums (Charlie Watts):  Lori Baron, doctoral student in NT. Read more

August 29, 2011

(James Howell is the senior minister at my home church Myers Park UMC in Charlotte N.C.  The following is taken from his summer series on Genesis). ———- In Genesis 17:2, God urges Abraham to “walk before me, and be perfect.” Much as we might dream of perfection before God, not many of us think we have the slightest chance to get anywhere near perfection – at anything, much less in the eyes of God. But what is this perfection? and… Read more

August 28, 2011

650 lines of cuneiform text, recording Esarhaddon’s vassal treaty! This really is important for biblical studies, Deuteronomy especially, but any other discussions of Israel’s covenant as well. Tell Tayinat is in southeastern Turkey. Kudos to Bill Arnold for this one. Read more

August 27, 2011

Several years ago, I went back to my alma mater, the University of Durham to give some lectures and to see my old mentor  C.K. Barrett.  This is the picture I took in his house in Pity Me, a little village outside of Durham. It was the last time I saw him.  This morning an alert student told me that Jimmy Dunn announced his passing. Here is the notice from Jimmy—- “Hi everyone. You will be saddened to hear that… Read more

August 27, 2011

All seems to be well with The Hobbit movie production.  Both Orlando Bloom and Stephen Fry are in Wellington filming for The Hobbit movie and there have been plenty of sightings. We look forward to another video blog from Peter Jackson, which we suspect will be released in the next couple months.  He has yet to disappoint with these. Rise of the Planet of the Apes opened this weekend, which features Hobbit actor, Andy Serkis, who played the character Caesar,… Read more

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