Looking Ahead to 2021

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Stan and I took an unofficial break from blogging last year, as we have been busy navigating the pandemic in our respective primary roles, Stan as seminary president and I as lead pastor. However, with a new year, we have decided to turn our attention back to the blog and […]

Book Announcement: Porter,┬áThe Apostle Paul

Stanley Porter has recently published another book, The Apostle Paul: His Life, Thought, and Letters (Grand Rapids: Eerdmans, 2016). As an overview of the major issues on this significant figure,┬áthe book divides into two major sections. The first addresses several important aspects of Paul, including who he was, his chronology, his thought and theology, Pauline […]

Book Announcement: Porter & Dyer (eds), Paul and Ancient Rhetoric

One of our contributors, along with a friend and colleague Bryan Dyer, has co-edited another book, Paul and Ancient Rhetoric: Theory and Practice in the Hellenistic Context (CUP, 2016). It contains a collection of 13 essays on Paul and rhetoric, surrounding the question of whether or not Paul was an ancient rhetor, and what exactly […]

Book Announcement: Paul and Gnosis (Porter and Yoon, eds)

Two of the contributors to this blog have recently co-edited a collection of essays, Paul and Gnosis, the ninth volume in the Pauline Studies (PAST) series by Brill (our third contributor also has a chapter in it). The series has been one of the more popular ones by Brill, covering a wide range of topics […]

Book Announcement: Porter, When Paul Met Jesus

One of the contributors to this blog, our most prolific author, Stanley Porter, has another book published called When Paul Met Jesus: How an Idea Got Lost in History (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2016). Porter revives a theory set forth earlier by William Ramsay, Johannes Weiss, and James Hope Moulton, that Paul had seen Jesus […]