Biblical Studies Tag

A couple weeks ago, Joel Willits posted a critique of the oft-used cliché "love the sinner, hate the sin," arguing: This slogan is one of the most unbiblical ideas I’ve ever heard that get’s touted as if it were actually a verse in the Bible. However,...

Christianity Today has posted a new article, Survey: Frequent Bible Reading Can Turn You Liberal,which details the surprising survey results pertaining to attitudes about consumption, social justice, terrorism, etc. The article suggests that consistent Bible reading pushes people leftward on some issues. For example: Some of the...

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...

The marketing campaign for Bart Ehrman's latest popular book (this time on forgery in the Bible) has picked up in earnest, first with a few interviews and now with a piece in the Huffington Post summarizing his thesis that "the Bible actually contains lies." As...

SBL student members received an email from SBL Executive Director John Kutsko yesterday notifying them of two new restrictions placed on student members in forthcoming SBL Annual Meetings. The entire letter is pasted below, with my observations following: Dear Student Member: The particular opportunities and challenges facing...

I'm pleased to report that I have officially advanced to the rank of Ph.D. Candidate. I had my oral defense yesterday (following a nightmare of a week with four prelims in five days last week) and was a bit surprised afterwards to have been awarded...

I'll be leaving tomorrow morning for Atlanta for SBL 2010. I'll be presenting in the Synoptic Gospels Section at 4pm on Monday; the title is "Lord LORD! Jesus' Use of the Divine Name in the Synoptics." I always enjoy these conferences—more every year, as more of...

Haven't had much chance to blog lately as I've been feverishly preparing for my preliminary exams (took my Greek prelim on Monday, with my four main subject exams coming the week after Thanksgiving), but lots has been happening out there and I can't stay away...