In the latest issue of Themelios are a couple of good articles including:
Andrew David Naselli, Three Reflections on Evangelical Academic Publishing. A review of John D’Elia’s biography of G.E. Ladd and S.E. Porter’s book Inking the Deal. I’m a big fan of Stan Porter, but Naselli pushes back on his publishing philosophy. This is a piece that all Christian academics, old and young, should read and reflect on!
Robert Yarbrough, Bye-Bye Bible? Progress Report on the Death of Scripture. A good overview by Yarbrough on recent criticisms of biblical criticism esp. in Germany by Klaus Berger and Ulrich Wilckens. I’m a little more upbeat about some things in biblical criticism than Yarbrough (I rather like the SBL Bible Odyssey for one since my article on Bethlehem is featured this week!). Yet Yarbourgh’s piece certainly makes one realize that biblical criticism is sometimes about as useful as a reggae band at a GOP convention and makes theological interpretation seem like an oasis in a desert.