Biblical Studies

Two posts ago, I talked about one big change I made to my Introduction to the New Testament class last summer, choosing to take the students through the Synoptic Gospels before teaching the Synoptic Problem itself. That change seemed immensely helpful, as it took an...

I had the opportunity to teach a five-week course of "Introduction to New Testament Literature" at UNC-Chapel Hill this summer, and I took the opportunity to reexamine and revamp a few aspects of how I've taught that course (or have seen others teach it) in...

I know I'm a bit late to the party here (teaching a summer course and doing home renovations have had me busy), but Timothy Gombis' "The Paul We Think We Know" in Christianity Today is worth the read. Gombis does an excellent job highlighting the...

I stumbled across a post on TheGospelCoalition site the other day that left me shaking my head at how modern theological perspectives are capable of completely inverting the New Testament message they're ostensibly based upon. The post is "The Pitfall of Perfectionism," by Tullan Tchividjian,...

During my reading for preliminary exams (generally a frustrating exercise, given that I was forced to read lots of infuriating scholarship without the ability to respond to it anytime soon), one mistake came up surprisingly often in the literature: Pauline scholars—who of all people should...