Biblical Theology, Poverty, and Social Justice: Part 1

| November 28, 2012

I’ve decided to embark on an exploration of poverty and social justice with respect to the biblical text. “Social justice” is currently a hot-button issue and, in my view, is a term easily manipulated by politicians and theologians who want to wield political influence. In other words, this is an area where the Bible becomes […]

What is Exegesis Anyway?

| November 21, 2012

Words like “exegesis” and “exegetical” are thrown around by biblical scholars all the time. Those not in the guild or who haven’t taken courses in biblical languages or hermeneutics might wonder what the terminology means. If that’s you, I recommend reading this short post by Jeff Krantz over at the Logos Bible Software blog. The […]

ETS-SBL Musings: Imprecatory Prayer

| November 21, 2012

Just got back from the week of conferences. A tough trip getting there (15 hours due to flight delays and three flight legs . . . I have a history of hard travel experiences). But easy coming back, thankfully. One of the papers I attended was on the theology of imprecatory prayers (specifically, it was […]

Free Online Access to SAGE Journals

| November 10, 2012

Through the month of November SAGE is granting free access to its Theology and Biblical Studies Journals — take advantage of it. SAGE is a gateway service to a number of the most respected academic journals in these fields. Create an account, browse, and download some excellent content! And while we’re at it, you should check out […]

Blogging and Podcasting

| November 9, 2012

Sorry there hasn’t been more of both. November is always the worst month of the year for anything personal. That’s typically derivative of prep for the upcoming academic conferences, which all piggy-back the week before Thanksgiving (this year, Nov 13-20 in Milwaukee and Chicago): ETS, AAR, SBL, ASOR, IBR, NEAS. I’m going to try and […]