Book Highlight: Revisiting Aspect and Aktionsart by Francis G.H. Pang (Brill, 2016)

The study of the relationship between aspect and Aktionsart has for a long time been studied by linguists and grammarians. In general, the relationship between aspect and Aktionsart is understood as, either, they both belong to a similar grammatical/linguistic system or category, with Aktionsart, which is commonly understood as the “lexical aspect” or the “kind […]

Guest Post: “Journal of Greco-Roman Christianity and Judaism” and Submitting Articles

As many readers of this blog will know, one of the publishing endeavors of McMaster Divinity College is the Journal of Greco-Roman Christianity and Judaism. JGRChJ is a relatively young journal, having just completed its twelfth issue, but it is already widely known as a venue for high quality New Testament scholarship. One indication of […]

The Homogeneity of Evangelicalism and the Need for Diversity and Dialogue

There was a Washington Post article recently about a photo posted on social media of faculty members of Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary. It was meant to be funny, but instead, it was quickly found to be offensive and was immediately taken down with apologies. The issue at focus for most is on racial insensitivity or […]

Book Announcement: Cynthia Long Westfall, Paul and Gender

This post is long overdue, but just in case any of our readers have not heard, our friend Cindy Westfall has recently written a comprehensive monograph on Paul’s view of gender (Paul and Gender: Reclaiming the Apostle’s Vision for Men and Women in Christ [Grand Rapids: Baker Academic, 2016]). Westfall, a leading New Testament scholar who […]

Princeton Seminary, Tim Keller, and Decision-Making

Princeton Theological Seminary (PTS) recently announced that it would be awarding the well-known pastor of Redeemer Presbyterian Church in Manhattan, New York, Tim Keller, the (Abraham) Kuyper award for “Excellence in Reformed Theology and Public Witness.” According to Christianity Today, in Princeton’s initial announcement, it “called Keller ‘an innovative theologian and church leader’ and a […]

After “Forging Linguistic Identities: Language in the Nation, the Region and the World”

The conference, Forging Linguistic Identities, is now over (it was March 16-18), and two of our bloggers who presented at the conference, Stanley Porter and Hughson Ong, have returned home—having been part of an absolutely great sociolinguistics conference. This conference was one of the most enjoyable conferences I have ever had the pleasure of attending […]

Forging Linguistic Identities: Language in the Nation, the Region, and the World

Two of our bloggers, Stanley Porter and Hughson Ong, are at a linguistics conference at Towson University in Maryland, for Friday and Saturday, 17-18 March. Stan and Hughson presented a paper at this same conference two years ago (the conference happens every two years), and were invited to propose a section for it for this […]