Feb 8, 2014

Sermon Ownership

Dave Miller has some interesting thoughts and helpful advice on sermons and copyright issues here. I wonder if and how this might relate to materials created in an academic setting.

Feb 7, 2014

Handling Distractions

Brandon offers some common-sense advice about handling distractions when preaching. If you preach regularly, distractions are not an if but a when. Check out Brandon's advice here.

Feb 6, 2014

Is French Still an Important Language?

I am not trying to be controversial here but this New Republic article offers a provocative challenge related to the traditional study of French. While the article is not specifically concerned with academic biblical studies, I think that there might be some applicability. In my own doctoral work, German was more significant and fruitful by far than French.

Feb 5, 2014

Latest Issue of Review of Biblical Literature

The latest issue of Review of Biblical Literature is out. Reviews can be accessed by clicking the links below.

Claire Clivaz, ed.
Infancy Gospels: Stories and Identities
Reviewed by Tony Burke

John J. Collins
The Dead Sea Scrolls: A Biography
Reviewed by Eileen Schuller

John J. Collins and Daniel C. Harlow, eds.
Early Judaism: A Comprehensive Overview
Reviewed by David M. Maas

J. Cheryl Exum
Plotted, Shot, and Painted: Cultural Representations of Biblical Women
Reviewed by Ginny Brewer-Boydston

Karin Finsterbusch and Armin Lange, eds.
What Is Bible?
Reviewed by Shraga Bar-On

Nijay K. Gupta
Reviewed by Brian C. Small

Donald A. Hagner
The New Testament: A Historical and Theological Introduction
Reviewed by Moschos Goutzioudis
Reviewed by Nils Neumann

Yongbom Lee
The Son of Man as the Last Adam: The Early Church Tradition as a Source of Paul’s Adam Christology
Reviewed by Haley Goranson

Robin A. Parry and Heath A. Thomas, eds.
Great Is Thy Faithfulness? Reading Lamentations as Sacred Scripture
Reviewed by Charles Miller

Annette Schellenberg
Der Mensch, das Bild Gottes? Zum Gedanken einer Sonderstellung des Menschen im Alten Testament und in weiteren altorientalischen Quellen
Reviewed by Bob Becking

Eric W. Scherbenske
Canonizing Paul: Ancient Editorial Practice and the Corpus Paulinum
Reviewed by David Trobisch

Hayim Tadmor and Shigeo Yamada
The Royal Inscriptions of Tiglath-Pileser III (744-727 BC) and Shalmaneser V (726-722 BC), Kings of Assyria
Reviewed by Michael S. Moore

Feb 3, 2014

Using Infographics in Preaching

I found this post on how to use infographics to support your preaching series to be interesting.

Feb 2, 2014


Although the following infographic and poster were created with younger readers in mind, similar strategies could be employed by more seasoned readers in studying the biblical text. You can download a PDF of this poster here.