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 […]

Book Announcement: Porter, Land, Pang (eds.), “Linguistics and the Bible”

Finally, proceedings from the 2016 Bingham Colloquium, with the theme of “Linguistics and the Bible: Retrospects and Prospects,” has been published: Stanley E. Porter, Christopher D. Land, and Francis G.H. Pang (eds.), Linguistics and the Bible: Retrospects and Prospects (McMaster New Testament Studies Series 9; Eugene, OR: Pickwick, 2019). This book contains a collection of essays […]

Freedom of Speech, Racism, and Higher Education

In the midst of participants at a recent Trump rally in North Carolina chanting “Send her back!” and the heightened racial tension that currently exists in America, a professor of a prominent law school recently was reported to have made a statement on immigration policy that advocated more whites and fewer non-whites. Professor Amy Wax […]

Another Elite Institution Capitulates to Student Pressure

A few weeks ago, Newsweek published an article interviewing Ronald S. Sullivan, Jr., a Harvard professor and nationally recognized attorney, on the non-renewal of his and his wife’s contracts as faculty deans of Winthrop House, one of Harvard’s residential communities. Incidentally, the Sullivans were the first black faculty deans at Harvard. In short, the decision […]