Book Announcement: The Gospel of John in Modern Interpretation (Porter and Fay, eds.)

Following the style of the Pillars in the History of Biblical Interpretation series (Wipf & Stock), a new series entitled Milestones in New Testament Scholarship has appeared. The first volume, edited by Stanley E. Porter and Ron C. Fay, is The Gospel of John in Modern Interpretation (Grand Rapids: Kregel, 2018). While Pillars focuses on […]

Celebrating John W. Rogerson

I was greatly saddened to learn of the death of Professor John W. Rogerson, who died Tuesday morning, September 4, of a heart attack in Sheffield, UK. Professor Rogerson was one of the great Old Testament scholars of his generation, as well as being an exceptional individual, loyal and devout churchman, excellent supervisor, and superb academic […]

In Memoriam: M.A.K. Halliday

One of the great linguists of the modern era, Michael Alexander Kirkwood Halliday—best known as M.A.K. Halliday and as the originator of Systemic Functional Linguistics—passed away from natural causes at the age of 93 (April 13, 1925—April 15, 2018). Halliday received his BA in Chinese language and literature from the University of London, did some […]

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 […]

A Review of J.M.G. Barclay’s “Paul and the Gift”

John M.G. Barclay of Durham University (UK) recently wrote a book entitled Paul and the Gift (Grand Rapids: Eerdmans, 2015), where he presents a study of the concept of grace through the lens of ancient gift-giving conventions. While I was excited to be able to read it, as it has been highly praised in many […]