Earlier this month were the annual meetings of the Evangelical Theological Society and Society of Biblical Literature, which were held in San Antonio, Texas. The conferences were held near the River Walk, which is one of San Antonio’s most interesting attractions. The River Walk is actually a man-made river, one story below street-level, cutting through […]
We are less than a week away from the annual meetings of the Evangelical Theological Society and the Society of Biblical Literature, with the Institute for Biblical Research meeting in between. It is always a highlight of the year for us to attend the meetings, to present papers, to meet with fellow colleagues and friends, […]
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 […]
DInterVarsity Press (IVP) has apparently been told by the Society of Biblical Literature (SBL) that IVP will no longer be welcome to sell their books as an exhibitor at SBL meetings from 2017. What horrendous thing has IVP done? Apparently their only “crime”—and it is not a crime, as SBL willingly admits—is to have a […]
I was saddened to hear of the death of Jacob Neusner at the age of 84. Neusner, who was born in 1932, died on October 8 of this year. The death of Neusner marks the end of an era in Judaic studies, and the end of the life of one of the most fascinating and […]
The ETS Regional Conference recently took place here in the Ontario/Quebec region—probably one of the newest Regional meetings of ETS, not to mention the only one in Canada. I’ve been a part of this group since its inception in 2013, and each meeting has been fruitful and enjoyable. The meeting this year was held at […]
Read a guest post on EerdWord, the blog of Eerdmans Publishing Company, by one of our contributors, Stanley E. Porter, regarding his latest book The Apostle Paul: His Life, Thought, and Letters (Grand Rapids: Eerdmans, 2016).