Recent Volume of BAGL

The Biblical and Ancient Greek Linguistics journal recently published their eighth volume (2019), containing four essays, all relating to or utilizing a Systemic Functional linguistic approach. Both Stan and I have an article in this volume. The abstracts taken from the website are reproduced below. Stanley E. Porter, “Recent Developments in Systemic Functional Linguistics: A […]

Top 5 Viewed Posts of 2019

Stan and I have taken a brief break from posting for the past couple of months, due to general busyness and adapting to new circumstances, but we are back. For our first post, of 2020, we wanted to take a look at our most viewed posts in 2019 and highlight them for you. In reverse […]

Upcoming ETS, IBR, and SBL Annual Meetings in San Diego, CA

The annual meetings are always a highlight of the academic year. This year’s annual meetings are in sunny Southern California, where both Stan and I were born and raised, although closer to Los Angeles than San Diego. Stan hasn’t lived there since the 90s, and I haven’t lived there since 2011. It will be good […]

SNTS in Marburg

The Society for New Testament Studies (or Studiorum Novi Testamenti Societas) held its annual meeting in Marburg, Germany, this past 30 July to 2 August. There were about 400 total attendees, including accompanying people, who enjoyed fantastic meals together, a trip to a local country restaurant, and a wonderful organ concert. (Photo taken from http://www.snts2019.com.) […]

Book Announcement: Dvorak and Dawson (eds), “The Epistle of James: Linguistic Exegesis of an Early Christian Letter”

The first book in the Linguistic Exegesis of the New Testament (LENT) series has been recently out: James D. Dvorak and Zachary K. Dawson (eds.), The Epistle of James: Linguistic Exegesis of an Early Christian Letter (LENT 1; Eugene, OR: Pickwick, 2019). The book contains a number of essays that address critical issues in Jamesian study […]

I Kiss Celebrity Christianity Goodbye

Much has been said about Joshua Harris and his recent announcement that he is separating from his wife and dissociating from Christianity. If you don’t know what’s been going on, you can read about the gist of it here. TGC recently posted a reflection written by several of his friends, expressing hope that he would […]