What is Proof-texting and why is it problematic? Proof-texting is the act of presenting a hodgepodge or conglomerate of conflated passages from a text or multiple texts, usually the Bible, divorced from their every context and abused for purposes of persuading others about an idea. You may have come across this atrocity on social media, […]
Review of Andrew K. Boakye, Death and Life: Resurrection, Restoration, and Rectification in Paul’s Letter to the Galatians
Death and Life is the published PhD Thesis of Andrew K. Boakye (PhD, University of Manchester), who is currently Lecturer in Religions and Theology at the University of Manchester. I was first introduced to Dr. Boakye’s research at the 2012 Galatians & Theology Conference held at my alma mater (University of St Andrews), where he gave a […]
Reading through Susan Eastman’s wonderful little study Paul and the Person over Christmas break has afforded me a chance to re-examine the kind of anthropology Paul takes for granted in his first letter to the Corinthians. The task of reevaluating traditional concepts of anthropology as a whole is enjoying something of a moment in biblical […]
The answer to the question “Is the Pope a biblical expert?” might seem to be an obvious “Yes, of course” for many people. But the question is still worth asking: is the current Pope (Francis) or are the Popes that recently preceded him really experts on the Bible? The purpose of this post is not […]
If you’re considering the path of Biblical and/or Theological academics, there are some things to consider. For now, I’m only going to consider the academic climate in context of an evangelical church climate. There will be conflict that will be difficult to navigate. It is important to understand the role of biblical academics in the […]
I recently taught a week-long intensive on Galatians at Zaporozhye Bible Seminary in Ukraine. The entire class was conducted in Russian, so I had a translator for all of my lectures (as well as for preaching and doing devotionals). My main translator was a Ukrainian named Volodya Lavrushko who is a Greek instructor at the […]
My first exposure to The Greek New Testament published jointly by Cambridge University Press and Crossway was at the recent SBL conference in Boston (if you’re interested in all of its unique features, methodology, rationale, etc, you can check out a little explanation here; similarly, here is a detailed blog that addresses several issues surrounding the […]
Commentaries, like any books, can be good or bad though it can be hard to articulate why we feel some commentaries are better than others. I think that’s because we all assume that commentaries should be doing something, but we aren’t sure exactly what that something is. In general, I think some people would agree that commentaries attempt five […]
In my previous blog posts on Haggai, I discussed a few of the different expectations that the people of Israel held concerning the presence of Yahweh as they followed his command to rebuild the Temple in Jerusalem. Their expectation for Yahweh to show up in a powerful way upon the Temple’s completion and dedication, an […]
Since my thesis topic has me flipping through dozens of Luke commentaries each week, I thought I’d write a post on which commentaries are most helpful to me and why. Commentaries have five basic jobs: (1) give the reader a better historical understanding of the world in which the text was produced and (2) in […]
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