May 18, 2013

Journal for the Study of the New Testament 35:4

The latest issue of the Journal for the Study of the New Testament is out. Here is a list of the articles and links to abstracts.

"How Reliable is the Story of the Nag Hammadi Discovery?"
Mark Goodacre
pp. 303-322

"Not with Eloquent Wisdom: Democratic Ekklēsia Discourse in 1 Corinthians 1–4"
Anna C. Miller
pp. 323-354

"The Political Issue of the Ascension of Isaiah: A Response to Enrico Norelli"
Jonathan Knight
pp. 355-379

"Texts, Tables and Tablets: A Response to John C. Poirier"
Robert A. Derrenbacker, Jr
pp. 380-387

"Waxing Careless: Poirier, Derrenbacker and Downing"
F. Gerald Downing
pp. 388-393

"Jerusalem and Caesarea Inscriptions and New Testament Study: A Review Article"
Simon Gathercole

pp. 394-401


May 17, 2013

Gospel Writing: A Canonical Perspective

Francis Watson has created a website for his forthcoming book Gospel Writing: A Canonical Perspective. You can read an interview with Watson here and visit the website here.

May 16, 2013

Headless Preaching

Abraham Kuruvilla has a somewhat humorous but insightful post on "headless" preaching here.

May 14, 2013

Ruth, Gleaning, and Google Maps

See this interesting article which ties in Ruth, gleaning, and Google Maps together.

Does Abba Mean Daddy

Check out Glen Stanton's post "Does Abba Mean Daddy" here. I know that a post like this might ruin some otherwise good sermons, but we must strive to be true and accurate in our preaching.

 HT: William Varner

May 13, 2013

Reading for Preaching

Cornelius Plantinga is coming out with a book entitled, Reading for Preaching: The Preacher in Conversation with Storytellers, Biographers, Poets, and Journalists. This looks to be interesting. I am a firm believer in the theory that good reading contributes to good preaching.

May 12, 2013

On a Personal Note

Readers of this blog know that I do not normally post messages of a personal nature. But I hope that you will indulge the posting of this kind and thoughtful email that I received yesterday.

To the readers of BibleX,

Charles would not say anything about his latest achievement so I have asked my comments to be posted on BibleX.

As Chair of Bible Exposition at Dallas Theological Seminary I am proud to announce that Dr. Charles Savelle received his Ph.D. on Saturday May 11th. Congratulations Charles and may our Lord bless you as you continue to serve Him. 

A picture of Dr. Bramer and me.