May 16, 2023

Here is the TOC for the July 2023 release The Beginning of Paul’s Gospel 1. Reading Romans as a Letter: Introducing Romans 1–4—Timothy G. Gombis  2. Whom Are You Going to Obey? The Foreshadowing Effect of “Paul, Slave of Jesus Christ” in Romans 1:1—Nijay K. Gupta  3. The Theology of Paul in a Nutshell: A Fresh Look at the Phrase “From Faith to Faith” (Rom 1:17)—Benjamin Schliesser 4. Romans 1–2 between Theology and Historical Criticism—Matthew V. Novenson  5. Exchanging God, Surrendering... Read more

May 15, 2023

I am pleased to announce the (summer 2023) publication of a multi-contributor book, The Beginning of Paul’s Gospel: Theological Explorations in Romans 1-4 (Cascade Books), edited by John Goodrich and myself. This comes out of the Pauline Theology seminar that John and I co-chair for the Institute for Biblical Research. This book includes excellent essays in specific theological issues of importance in Romans 1-4. Contributors include: John M. G. Barclay, Ben C. Blackwell, Timothy G. Gombis, Erin M. Heim, Chee-Chiew Lee,... Read more

March 30, 2023

Fathom Magazine just published my latest article on the early Christian leader and apostle Junia of Rome (Rom 16:7). I wrote (2) fictional letters from Junia to her Christian community in Rome, imagining a scenario where she is in prison and writing to her beloved family of faith. If you want to read that article, click HERE. It is self-explanatory. Here is some more explanation for why I wrote that piece. Paul’s mention of Andronicus and Junia’s imprisonment for the... Read more

March 20, 2023

Eerdmans Commentary Sale Below are my top picks Read more

March 7, 2023

Bookmark this page if you are interested in keeping up with how I am “continuing the story” of Tell Her Story. Audio and Video Discussions Podcast, Youtube, and other media appearances. The Alabaster Jar Podcast (Oct 11, 2022) Bare Marriage Podcast with Sheila Wray Gregoire (Jan 19, 2023): We discuss and critique the marriage book Love & Respect Jacked Theology Podcast (Jan 27, 2023) OnScript Podcast (Feb 2, 2023) Mutuality Matters Podcast (Feb 10, 2023) The Women Scholars and Professionals Podcast... Read more

February 27, 2023

My friend Dr. Matt Lynch (Regent College, CAN) has written an excellent new book FLOOD AND FURY. Matt was kind enough to write some of his thoughts out in brief. Check it out and then read the book! ~Nijay The “Wicked Problem” of Violence in the Old Testament By Matthew J. Lynch I’ve sometimes asked my students what comes to mind when they hear the phrase “The God of the Old Testament.” Words like wrath, anger, violence, judgement, and even... Read more

February 8, 2023

If you are in the biblical studies/theology academic world, you might know Dr. Chris Spinks, editor at Cascade/Wipf&Stock here in Oregon. Long story short, Chris was recently diagnosed with brain cancer and underwent brain surgery. He is recovering and looking ahead to a treatment plan. A GoFundMe Donation page has been organized. My (Nijay) daughter had cancer when she was very young, so I know the high costs of surgeries, treatments, medications, and medical appointments. I am asking you to... Read more

February 7, 2023

If you read this blog sometimes, you know I love books! So, even before 2022 was over, I started drooling over 2023 releases. Lots of exciting new material in the Biblical Studies world. I will break the year down into three separate posts, Jan-March, April-June, July-Dec. For the first post on Jan-March, see HERE. April 2023 Scot McKnight, Lynn Cohick, and Nijay Gupta, Dictionary of Paul and His Letters, Second Edition (IVP Academic, April 4) Our editorial team worked on this for... Read more

January 31, 2023

Last year, I wrote an essay on Paul and worship for a book called God and Wonder. I wanted to do something creative for this, not your typical academic essay. So, I decided (with fear and trembling) to try out historical fiction, offering a snapshot of Paul’s life of worship. I appreciate Cascade/Wipf&Stock granting permission for me to post this on my blog (a short excerpt). Thanks to editors Dr. Jeffrey Barbeau and Dr. Emily McGowin for their work on the... Read more

January 31, 2023

I am really excited about the March 14, 2023 release of my book Tell Her Story: How Women Led, Taught, and Ministered in the Early Church (IVP Academic).  If you would like to start reading Tell Her Story now (more than a month in advance), please consider joining the launch team, which is designed to generate interest in the book and help the book with a strong rollout. Joining a launch team means you are wanting to help get the word out... Read more

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