December 16, 2019

Baker Academic has kindly allowed me to post the introduction to the new book, The State of New Testament Studies, edited by Scot McKnight and myself (2019). This short introduction offers a succinct orientation to developments and shifts in NT studies in the last two decades or so. (Click on image below) SNTS.Intro.13-17   Read more

December 12, 2019

As 2019 winds down, it’s time for a celebration of best books of the year. I read many books this year—and there are several titles worthy of interest and attention, but I trimmed my best books list down to three. Best Monograph Reading Romans Backwards (Baylor University Press) I was asked by BUP to endorse this book, and I was happy to do it because I like Scot’s work overall. But little did I know that I would find is to… Read more

December 2, 2019

Happy December 2019! Logos has some good deals this month, including Pelikan (free), Hauerwas (cheap), and Leithart (super cheap!).  Read more

November 20, 2019

In a few days I am leavin’ on a jet plane for San Diego for the annual Society of Biblical Literature meeting. It is, of course, an exciting time of catching up with friends, new and old, and eating good food, and learning lots of new things—and buying books or drooling over books I cannot afford. But many people, including myself, feel imposter syndrome (IS) when we attend this massive event. Do I really belong? Am I important enough to be here?… Read more

November 17, 2019

I greatly enjoyed hanging out with my friend Jonathan T. Pennington in Louisville this past summer. We had great Thai food, good coffee, and enriching conversation. Check out this episode of his fun Youtube show, Cars, Coffee, Theology!  (Click on image for my episode) Read more

November 12, 2019

This giveaway contest only pertains to people going to SBL/AAR San Diego 2109 If you attend my SBL Pauline Theology Book Review Session on Paul and the Language of Faith (Monday, Nov 25, 9am-11:30am), you can enter to win a “super amazing tremendous incredible” book package. One person will win the package, selected at random. The package includes 4 items: -Paul and the Language of Faith (Eerdmans), signed if you like! [Eerdmans and I want you to buy this book at SBL,… Read more

November 10, 2019

Come one, come all! We have another amazing session planned at SBL/AAR/IBR. Anyone registered for SBL is welcome—and bring a friend!   Read more

November 7, 2019

I am excited to report that my soon-coming book with Eerdmans called Paul and the Language of Faith is having a review session at SBL 2019. The session will be Monday, November 25, 2019, 9am-11:30am. The program group is called “Pauline Theology” (chaired by Douglas Harink and Alexandra Brown). I will be blogging next week on who these wonderful dialogue partners are and their important scholarship, so stay tuned. I am really looking forward to the conversation—if you are attending SBL, please join… Read more

November 7, 2019

Excited to report that The State of New Testament Studies (Baker) is officially out now! Here are the endorsements: Endorsements “The vast number of studies on the New Testament can lead to despair, but these essays come to the rescue. They provide an entry point for the major topics, summarize the breadth of the contributions (both the helpful and the unusual), and provide the bibliographic resources by which one may proceed.” Klyne Snodgrass, professor emeritus of New Testament, North Park Theological Seminary… Read more

October 30, 2019

The last little interview in our The State of New Testament Studies teaser is with Dr. Michael J. Gorman. Gorman is America’s leading expert on Pauline theology, and he wrote a spectacular essay for the book. NKG: Why are you interested in Pauline theology? MJG: Since I first came to faith, I have resonated deeply with Paul’s life, spirituality, and theology. It is impossible to over-estimate the significance of Paul and of Pauline theology for the field of biblical studies, and for the… Read more

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