Aug 21, 2015

Larry Hurtado Podcasts

Larry Hurtado provides links to two interview podcasts featuring himself here.

Aug 20, 2015

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.

Katherine Bain
Women’s Socioeconomic Status and Religious Leadership in Asia Minor: In the First Two Centuries C.E.
Reviewed by Shelly Matthews

René Bloch
Jüdische Drehbühnen: Biblische Variationen im antiken Judentum
Reviewed by Michael S. Moore

George Brooke
Reading the Dead Sea Scrolls: Essays in Method
Reviewed by Carol A. Newsom

Walter Brueggemann and William H. Bellenger
Reviewed by Gert T. M. Prinsloo
Reviewed by Beat Weber

Corrine L. Carvalho, ed.
Pastoral Essays in Honor of Lawrence Boadt, CSP: Reading the Old Testament
Reviewed by Deena Grant

Carl S. Ehrlich, Anders Runesson, and Eileen Schuller, eds.
Purity, Holiness, and Identity in Judaism and Christianity: Essays in Memory of Susan Haber
Reviewed by John C. Poirier

Laszlo Gallusz
The Throne Motif in the Book of Revelation
Reviewed by Andrew R. Guffey

Yung Suk Kim
Biblical Interpretation: Theory, Process, and Criteria
Reviewed by Valeriy A. Alikin

Jonathan S. Linebaugh
God, Grace, and Righteousness in Wisdom of Solomon and Paul’s Letter to the Romans: Texts in Conversation
Reviewed by Daniele Pevarello

Timothy Luckritz Marquis
Transient Apostle: Paul, Travel, and the Rhetoric of Empire
Reviewed by Brian C. Small

Isaac K. Mbabazi
The Significance of Interpersonal Forgiveness in the Gospel of Matthew
Reviewed by Dion Forster

Emanuel Pfoh and Keith W. Whitelam, eds.
The Politics of Israel’s Past: The Bible, Archaeology and Nation-Building
Reviewed by Mark Leuchter

Jörg Rüpke and Greg Woolf, eds.
Religious Dimensions of the Self in the Second Century CE
Reviewed by Clayton N. Jefford

Alistair C. Stewart
The Original Bishops: Office and Order in the First Christian Communities
Reviewed by Judith M. Lieu

J. Brian Tucker and Coleman A. Baker, eds.
T&T Clark Handbook to Social Identity in the New Testament
Reviewed by Jacobus (Kobus) Kok

W. Dennis Tucker Jr.
Constructing and Deconstructing Power in Psalms 107–150
Reviewed by Erhard S. Gerstenberger

Pauline A. Viviano
Jeremiah, Baruch
Reviewed by Matthias Henze

Catrin H. Williams and Christopher Rowland, eds.
John’s Gospel and Intimations of Apocalyptic
Reviewed by Laura C. S. Holmes

Carol B. Wilson
For I Was Hungry and You Gave Me Food: Pragmatics of Food Access in the Gospel of Matthew
Reviewed by Craig S. Keener

Ways to Get People Engaged with Scripture

Leadership Journal has an interesting article related to different approaches to getting people engaged with Scripture here.

Aug 18, 2015

Preaching with PowerPoint?

I have and will preach with or without PowerPoint. If given the choice I normally use it. Craig Schill gives four reasons to use it here. I do think that media software can become a crutch and I have seen some PowerPoint presentations that seemed to serve little purpose other than to have it. I suspect that in most cases this has more to do with the preacher than the technology.  As one of my preaching friends has said, "If you can't preach without it, then you can't preach with it." One other minor point, I think that the article is mistitled. This article actually has very little to say about whether Jesus would use PowerPoint.

Aug 17, 2015

Excerpt of Longenecker's Forthcoming Romans Commentary

Richard Longenecker's Romans NIGTC commentary is not yet available but you can access a 12-page excerpt here. I would have liked a little more of a sneak peak, especially of the commentary proper, but I suppose that something is better than nothing.