I received this invite for a cool conference opportunity from my friend Andrew: Good morning, and greetings from Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary in Wake Forest, NC! I hope you are doing well. We at Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary are pleased to announce the 2016 SEBTS PhD Symposium Competition on A Theology of Faith, Work, and […]
I once attended a funeral for a man (lets call him “Joe-Bob”) who was renowned in our little town in South Dakota for his regular place at the local bar. It was a unique affair with testimonials that praised Joe-Bob’s happy outlook on life, his ability to hold his alcohol, and his consistent appearance at […]
I am pleased to say that my newest article has just appeared in the latest issue of Sehnsucht: The C. S. Lewis Journal—the only academic journal devoted exclusively to the life and work of C. S. Lewis. My article is on C. S. Lewis’ (arguably) greatest work of fiction, Till We Have Faces, and looks […]
I first received the news of Howard Marshall, one of the most influential New Testament scholars in the world, passing away late Saturday night. Several blog posts are cropping up containing tributes and summaries of his life and work. In this blog post, I thought I might add a few personal notes about my experience […]
I love books. Books have been my faithful companions since childhood. I remember always having a book with me, no matter where I went, even if I was going to a large social gathering, I would take a book in my purse. Actually, especially at large social gatherings, I would take a book with me […]
When I was starting my undergraduate degree in biblical studies, I naïvely expected that those in Evangelical Christian scholarship were all spiritual superstars who had the entirety of their ish together in life. It seemed natural for me to assume that those spending their career studying the character of God and his word would be incredibly […]
At the time of writing this blog I am sitting outside of the secondary venue at the Keswick Conference in the Lake District of England waiting for the main speaker to begin his sermon. I just listened to an older white guy warm up the crowd with a vigorously spoken word concerning God’s preeminence over […]
Josh Caroll wrote a nice post last week on how doctoral thesis writing is nothing like running a marathon, I particularly appreciated his final point that ‘Unlike a marathon, the end is not in sight.’ Whilst by that Josh means that ‘you feel like you will never really finish the thesis,’ for me ‘the end […]
Time and again, through the course of my studies at the PhD level, I have heard the phrase “Remember, it’s not a sprint but a marathon” used metaphorically to describe the process an individual engages in when writing a PhD thesis (especially here in the UK). I thought, as part of an exercise of writing […]
If you follow this blog, you may have noticed that we have had a fair few changes in both website design and scheduled contributors here. Amidst theses exciting changes, there has also been a renewed attention on the hit-rate of the site—and I guess, that has given me some pressure: I don’t really know how […]
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