October 24, 2020

Iain Provan, Marshall Sheppard Professor of Biblical Studies, Regent College, Vancouver B.C. Why do you love teaching and researching about the OT/HB?  As someone with a strong drive toward the integration of faith with life in all its dimensions, I enjoy exploring the ways in which OT Scripture “hangs together” coherently and speaks into the world of ideas and practice across a broad spectrum.  I also enjoy communicating all of this to students.  Many of my books, and much of… Read more

October 22, 2020

I have admired Dr. Wright’s work for a long time. Excited to share this interview. Be sure to check out Wright’s new b0ok, HERE ARE YOUR GODS: Faithful Discipleship in Idolatrous Times (IVP)   CHRISTOPHER J H WRIGHT, International Ministries Director, Langham Partnership Why do you love teaching and researching about the OT/HB? I have loved the Bible since childhood, growing up in a family and church in Belfast, Northern Ireland, where it was taught thoroughly. Since doing my PhD on O.T…. Read more

October 21, 2020

Chloe T. Sun, Professor of Old Testament, Logos Evangelical Seminary Why do you love teaching and researching about the OT/HB? I love teaching and researching for many reasons. First, I am a learner. I like to share what I have learned with my students. Second, teaching is one of the most effective ways to shape lives, and researching (learning something new) enhances teaching. For me, teaching and researching are an inseparable pair. Third, and perhaps most important, teaching and researching… Read more

October 20, 2020

I am excited to start a new blog series (don’t worry! The OT/HB series is still ongoing). This one is called, “In Their Own Words…” and features reflections from authors about their new books. The first one is by my friend, Patrick Schreiner. He wrote an excellent study on the doctrine of the ascension of Christ. Here he talks about why this doctrine is important and shouldn’t be neglected in our lived theology.   Pausing the Story Like many others,… Read more

October 20, 2020

I have gotten to know Dru over the last few years—he came out to Portland for a speaking engagement and we got a chance to sit down and chat over coffee. I love his interdisciplinary mindset and also his ability to communicate clearly and passionately. Enjoy! Dru Johnson, Assoc. Professor of Biblical and Theological Studies, The King’s College / Director, Center for Hebraic Thought Why do you love teaching and researching about the OT/HB? The intellectual world of the HB… Read more

October 18, 2020

L. Michael Morales, Professor of Biblical Studies at Greenville Presbyterian Theological Seminary Why do you love teaching and researching about the OT/HB? Studying the Torah never fails to leave me with joy and a sense of wonder–its view of God’s glory, strength, and especially of his long-suffering forbearance and mercy as brought out through Moses’ intercession is magnificent (see, e.g., Num. 14:17-18). As the intended foundation for the rest of the Hebrew and Christian canons, the Torah contains the root… Read more

October 17, 2020

  Brent A. Strawn, Professor of Old Testament and Professor of Law, Duke University Why do you love teaching and researching about the OT/HB? I find the OT/HB endlessly fascinating. I was a Religion/Bible major in college and had more New Testament and Greek at that time than Old Testament and Hebrew. But my senior year I took Hebrew and then, when I went off to seminary, I was captured by a cast of unbelievably fantastic OT professors at Princeton… Read more

October 16, 2020

2020 Downey Lectures, Ambrose University I had the massive privilege of giving two public lectures (via Zoom to Youtube) for the Downey Lectureship at Ambrose University. Special thanks to my hosts, Dr. Beth Stovell, Dr. Joann Badley, and Dr. Ryan Wilkinson. We had great academic engagement after the lectures and my respondents (Stovell and Wilkinson) gave me fresh angles and new material to think about. I know that the lectures were in the evening for PST/MST, so quite late for CST… Read more

October 15, 2020

Matthew Schlimm, Professor of Old Testament, University of Dubuque Theological Seminary Why do you love teaching and researching about the OT/HB? The OT/HB contains so many things we wouldn’t expect in scripture. The characters are far from saintly. God constantly surprises readers. Everywhere we turn, there’s something puzzling. There are few things I love more than spending time with those puzzles, trying to figure out how everything makes sense when it doesn’t initially. What is one “big idea” in your… Read more

October 14, 2020

  Athena E. Gorospe, Associate Professor, Biblical Studies (Chair), Director of PhD in Contextual Theology Program, Asian Theological Seminary, Manila, Philippines Why do you love teaching and researching about the OT/HB? For me, the whole Scripture is life—it gives life to me, to God’s people, to the world. This is the main reason why I continually drink from the well that never dries up and have a lifelong commitment to teach Scripture to others. One of the great joys of… Read more

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