Anytime I study scholars from prior generations, I am humbly reminded that we stand of the shoulders giants. Henry Braclay Swete is one of those giants whose shoulders have provided ...
The world of NT studies has witnessed the recent loss of one of our exegetical giants – C. K. Barrett. Robert Morgan has written an obituary in the Guardian for this well-respected biblical scholar, historian, and commentator. HT: Mike Bird, Sean the Baptist.
I am honored and blessed to live in Oklahoma and to serve alongside many extraordinary Baptist leaders. The most recent edition of the Messenger, the state paper published by the Baptist General Convention of Oklahoma, focuses on the various ways that sincere Christian’s may approach John’s Apocalypse. This issue surveyed four different views along with [...]
Aurelius Augustine (354-430), famed bishop of Hippo, wielded such an enormous influence on the theology and eschatology of the Latin Church that his voice still echoes vibrantly throughout the halls of church and academy. His particular eschatological perspective is often called amillennialism because he rejected a literal interpretation of the millennium of Revelation 20. Augustine [...]
The task of interpreting Paul and translating Romans never grows old. The discussions and debates continue to surface regarding the writings of the apostle. This is not surprising when you consider that his writings, especially Romans, are so central to the Christian Faith. I was recently reading through Romans in the NIV when I was [...]
This is a continuation of my earlier post on foundational issues in the debate of Christian faith and scholarship part 1 , part 2 and part 3. See also my introductory post here. I wanted to conclude this series of posts with some suggestions for putting our faith into our scholarly endeavors. Be Aware [...]
This is a continuation of my earlier post on foundational issues in the debate of Christian faith and scholarship part 1 and part 2. See also my introductory post here. 3) The Bible: A Collection of Texts or Sacred Scripture? This leads us to the last of the foundational issues in this debate, namely, [...]
This is a continuation of my earlier post on foundational issues in the debate of Christian faith and scholarship. See also my introductory post here. 2) Evidence and Arguments Another issue that repeatedly popped up in our discussion of what constitutes “good scholarship” pertains to the question of what passes as “evidence?” Fox dismisses [...]
Repost from my original blog on Wednesday, April 12, 2006 George Guthrie, NT professor at Union University (Jackson, TN), chimes in on this topic. His work on the structure of Hebrews has significantly influenced me in the area of structural studies. How would you describe the role of personal faith as it relates to biblical [...]
Repost from my original blog on Tuesday, April 04, 2006 It is good to be back and provide you with one last interview. Thomas L. Thompson, OT professor at the University of Copenhagen, offers his thoughts on the relationship between faith and scholarship. I wanted to thank Jim West for suggesting that I contact both [...]
Repost from my original blog on Tuesday, March 28, 2006 Emeritus research professor in OT at Sheffield University, Philip Davies, joins us today and offers some delightfully blunt answers to my questions. You may be interested to know that he is in the process of editing a book with Jacques Berlinerblau on this very topic. [...]