“Social Justice and “The Bible and Social Justice” (Wipf & Stock, 2015)

The Gospel narratives tell us that Jesus of Nazareth was a prime advocate of social justice. He fed the hungry, healed the sick, comforted the lonely, and helped the needy. In a society ruled by the few elites of a powerful empire, Jesus chose to side with the poor and the marginalized. The “poor” during […]

The Bingham Colloquium on Linguistics and the Bible at McMaster Divinity College

Earlier this summer, McMaster Divinity College hosted its annual Bingham Colloquium, this year with the theme of Linguistics and the Bible: Retrospect and Prospects (last year’s summary on the theme of the gospel was reported by Hughson). The three major sub-topics were Linguistics, Translation, and Exegesis. As usual, several guests were invited to present papers […]

Is the Gospel Good News? The 2015 Bingham Colloquium

I recently (June 4–5) attended the 2015 Bingham Colloquium at McMaster Divinity College (MDC), Hamilton, ON, Canada. MDC has (usually) annually sponsored the Bingham colloquium since 1995, held in honour of a prominent Baptist pastor and gathering biblical scholars and theologians from around the world to present their individual perspective on a selected topic. The […]