Why Is It Called “Passion” Week? Etymology to the Rescue

This week, we celebrate and remember the final week of Jesus’s life and ministry before his death and resurrection, both events being cornerstones of the Christian faith. It is often called Passion Week, and the events leading up to his death are often called the Passion of the Christ (just like the movie!). But a […]

Thoughts about the NA29 and UBSGNT6

In a recent post at the Evangelical Textual Criticism blog, Peter Gurry shares some notes that he took at SBL Denver 2018 about the plans for the next editions of the NA29 and UBSGNT6. I too was sitting in that session where Holger Strutwolf was presenting the plans. But I did not take any notes, […]

Jordan Peterson, Cambridge, and the State of Higher Ed Today

Jordan Peterson recently was invited, then disinvited, to hold a visiting fellowship in Cambridge University’s Faculty of Divinity. If you don’t know who Jordan Peterson is (what rock have you been hiding under lately?), he’s a psychology professor at the University of Toronto, author, speaker, and a controversial figure due to his ostensibly right-wing views. […]

The Recent Meeting of the Eastern Great Lakes Biblical Society (SBL Regional)

I have been an active member of EGLBS, the regional meeting of the Society of Biblical Literature in my area, since 2013 and, with the exception of 2018, have attended and presented at every annual meeting. I really appreciate the people who have been involved in this meeting and have built some great relationships there. […]

Ellis Lectures at Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary

I had the privilege of delivering the Ellis Lectures at Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary in Fort Worth, Texas, on 28 February and 1 March, 2019. These lectures, endowed by the late New Testament scholar Earle Ellis, whom I had the opportunity to meet for the first time when I was a student at Trinity Evangelical […]