Jesus Versus Paul?

I recently gave a talk on Paul the Apostle, entitled “Paul and the Contemporary Church: Learning from the Church’s Most Important Theologian and Church Planter.” I was asked to do this talk in response to some groups within the contemporary church who claim to find greater sympathy with Jesus than they do with Paul. Such […]

Linguistics and New Testament Greek Conference Lectures Online

Recently, the lectures from the Linguistics and New Testament Greek conference in April at Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary have been available online. If you haven’t seen these yet, check them out below, beginning with Stan’s lecture on “Linguistics and New Testament Greek: Key Issues in the Current Debate” (also, see his summary of his lecture here).  

Canadian Society of Biblical Studies Annual Meeting

The Canadian Society of Biblical Studies held its annual meeting from June 1-3 at the University of British Columbia as part of the Canadian Congress of Humanities and Social Sciences. There were three days of papers by both faculty and students, and other meetings were also held, including the Presidential Address and the Craigie Lecture. […]

Strasbourg in the Spring—A Perfect Time for a Rhetoric Conference

When I received an invitation to be a speaker at the “Saint Paul and Rhetoric” conference hosted by the classics faculty at the University of Strasbourg in France, I found it impossible to say no. Throughout the years, I have continued periodically to write on rhetoric, and this remains a topic of interest to many […]

Linguistics and New Testament Greek Conference

I spoke at the “Linguistics and New Testament Greek: Key Issues in the Current Debate” conference held at Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary in Wake Forest, North Carolina, on April 26-27. The conference organizers, Ben Merkle and David Alan Black, were masterful in coordinating the two days of speakers, attended by about two hundred or more […]

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 […]