Know Your Blogroll (Pt. 2)
Welcome to part 2 of a look at the blogs that make up our blogroll at the bottom of this site. You can check out part 1 here. (The Two Cities has not received any financial considerations from the authors of these blogs, though donations are always accepted). The objective here is simply to point out some resources you might enjoy or find beneficial. In no particular order:
Ben Witherington (www.patheos.com/blogs/bibleandculture/)–Witherington is Amos Professor of New Testament at Asbury Theological Seminary in Wilmore, Kentucky and his blog is known as The Bible and Culture. Like Albert Mohler, he frequently offers a Christian perspective on current issues on various radio and television programs, and also like Mohler, his blog is updated with this type of content on a regular basis.
Euangelion (www.patheos.com/blogs/euangelion/)–This is the blog of Michael Bird and Joel Willitts. Bird is Lecturer in Theology and New Testament at Crossway College in Brisbane, Australia. Willitts is Associate Professor in Biblical and Theological Studies at North Park University in Chicago. Bird was a featured speaker at the 2010 Institute for Biblical Research conference that a number of The Two Cities contributors had the opportunity to visit. Bird offered the response to a lecture delivered by N.T. Wright. He’s an interesting speaker and writer with a great sense of humor. Per the blog, “Eunagelion exists for the purpose of promoting the gospel by commenting on issues relating to the Christian Scriptures and evangelical faith in the contexts of the academy and the church.”
Faith and Theology (www.faith-theology.com/)–F&T is the blog of Ben Myers, who teaches systematic theology at Charles Sturt University in Syndey, Australia. His blog is a great source for book reviews in the area of biblical and theological studies.
James Hamilton (jimhamilton.info)– Hamilton is Associate Professor of Biblical Theology at the Southern Baptist Theological Seminary. His blog posts stretch a wide range of topics from various biblical studies issues to practical Christian concerns (Can a Presbyterian join a Baptist Church?). It also contains a number of articles he’s had published, as well as book reviews he’s written.
Larry Hurtado (larryhurtado.wordpress.com/)–Hurtado is Emeritus Professor of New Testament Language, Literature & Theology at the University of Edinburgh. Per the professor himself, his blog is “a space where I offer comments, analysis, and something of my own contributions to the study of Christianity. I’ll interact with the treatment of early Christianity in the work of other scholars, and also in the popular media when appropriate.” Yep, that pretty much sums it up. His blog is definitely worth a look if you’re interested in that field.
Tim Gombis (timgombis.com/)–Gombis teaches New Testament at Grand Rapids Theological Seminary in (you guessed it) Grand Rapids, Michigan. The subject matter of his blog is very similar to The Two Cities, as he offers his thoughts on biblical studies and various aspects of culture from a Christian worldview. If you like us, you might like him.
James Davila (paleojudaica.blogspot.com/)–Davila is Professor of Early Jewish Studies at St. Andrews in Scotland. The subject of his blog is ancient Judaism and its context.
My guess is that most readers were unaware of any blogs on Judaism and its context prior to now. Objective accomplished. Look for the conclusion of our blogroll profile in the coming weeks.