December 6, 2023

Nijay: Rev. Dr. Dennis Edwards wrote an amazing new book called Humility Illuminated. He kindly agreed to write a short essay about his book for my blog. Read it and I hope you will be inspired to read his book. Let’s Stop Celebrating Arrogance by Rev. Dr. Dennis Edwards (North Park Theological Seminary) I’d often thought that humility meant viewing myself as insignificant. Humility seemed to require me to downplay my strengths so as not to offend others, or not to... Read more

December 5, 2023

Recently I read Dr. Ingrid Faro’s new book Demystifying Evil (IVP Academic). It is a bit of a personal account thoughtfully blended with biblical, theological, and pastoral insight. If you wonder and worry about how to dispel the darkness in the world, this is the book for you. Dr. Faro graciously wrote up a bit about the topic for my blog.  Removing Evil’s Mask by Ingrid Faro Evil comes at us from many directions. We often feel blindsided when we’re... Read more

November 20, 2023

Dr. Holly Carey, Women Who Do: Female Discipleship in the Gospels (Eerdmans, 2023). I got a chance to sit down and chat with Holly about her book and congratulate her in person. It is a richly insightful study that illuminates the gospels. Get it for Christmas, buy two and give one to a friend. I am excited to have Holly as a guest in my winter course, my students are looking forward to learning from her about the material in... Read more

November 16, 2023

This is post #3 in a short series on books to buy at SBL this year, or if you are not going, order them for Christmas! Today’s category is “Biblical Themes and Hot Topics,” basically a catch-all. Humility Illuminated, Dennis Edwards A great book from one of my favorite authors. Edwards shows his strength as both a scholar and pastor. Demystifying Evil: A Biblical and Personal Exploration, Ingrid Faro My colleague, friend, and a great leader. Faro tackles the complex... Read more

November 15, 2023

This is a short series on Nijay’s book picks for SBL 2023: for the first post (Gospels and Acts) see HERE. Paul and His Letters If you haven’t read Sandra Glahn’s excellent new book on Artemis of Ephesus and 1 Timothy, you’re missing out. Great scholarship written in an accessible way. Nobody’s Mother Matt Thiessen has written a concise introduction to Paul with a special interest in recovering Paul’s Jewishness. The Jewish Paul Any new book from Tom Wright is... Read more

November 14, 2023

It’s that time of the year, where introverted scholars from all over the world head to one place to geek out on books and new research. Whether you are going or not, publishers often advertise special sale prices during the end of the year. So, I will be doing a short blog series on my “book picks” to check out this year. The first category is Gospels and Acts. GOSPELS AND ACTS First up, Frank Dicken’s Reading Luke, a concise guide to studying... Read more

October 15, 2023

Join Scot McKnight and I for a **free** webinar on Bible translation, Oct 25, 1pm CT. Scot has helped with lots of English Bible translations over the last several decades, and now has published his own translation of the New Testament with IVP, it’s called The Second Testament. I have helped with a few things over the years as well (like the Lexham English translation of the Septuagint). And now I serve as a senior translator for one of my favorite English... Read more

October 15, 2023

Wipf & Stock is running an awesome Ebook/Kindle sale – these are my top picks! All sale items $3 Kindle **You can get Gorman’s Abide and Go for FREE (ebook) by signing up for the Wipf & Stock newsletter—it’s worth it! SIGN UP HERE Read more

October 14, 2023

If you are a doctoral student, or in your early or mid-career, you may be dreading the possibility of a negative review of your book, and perhaps also how that will affect your reputation. Believe me, I’ve been there. Just today, I saw that an academic I admire wrote a review of one of my books, and I opened up the review with great anxiety. But over the last fifteen years I have learned from colleagues, mentors, and friends some... Read more

September 28, 2023

Slow Theology Podcast Presents: Into the Heart of Romans, an Interview with N.T. Wright Hi everyone! AJ and I are super excited to present to you an interview with the one and only Prof. N.T. Wright on his newest book (releasing soon): Into the Heart of Romans (Zondervan). Check out the interview—and definitely pick up the book. If you’re wondering if there is anything “new” in the book, the answer is yes! He has developed some more thought on temple-theology in... Read more

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