Mar 4, 2017

The Very Model of a Doctor of New Testament

Gary Manning provides a New Testament flavored parody of Gilbert and Sullivan's "I am the Very Model of a Modern Major-General" from The Pirates of Penzance here.

Mar 3, 2017

Genealogical Gaps and Chronological Gaps in Biblical Genealogies?

Peter Leithart has an interesting post here interacting with Jeremy Sexton's 2015 critique of William Henry Green's fairly well-known article, "Primeval Chronology" (Bibliotheca Sacra 47 [1890]: 285-303).

Mar 2, 2017

Mudbricks and the Bible

Gary Byers has a fairly comprehensive article on mudbricks and the Bible here.

Mar 1, 2017

Free Logos Book for March: This Risen Existence: The Spirit of Easter

The free Logos Book of the Month for March is This Risen Existence: The Spirit of Easter by Paula Gooder. You can also purchase Fruit of the Soul: Luther on the Lament Psalms for $1.99. For both offers you can go to the Logos' Free Book of Month page here.

Feb 28, 2017

On Footnotes

"For most theological writers/researchers, the writing of footnotes is secondary to the primary task of researching and writing the paper. Footnotes are intended to support your argument, not to draw attention to themselves. When footnotes are well written and carefully cited, they give a paper authority, scholarly credibility, and rhetorical force. In sum, a well written footnote is one that is clear, concise, accurate, rendered in one's own academic voice, and formatted according to the convention of the style of citation required for the paper."

Lucretia B. Yaghjian, Writing Theology Well: A Rhetoric for Theological and Biblical Writers, 2nd ed. (London: Bloomsbury, 2015),154.

Feb 27, 2017

Developing Pastoral Sensitivity

David Murray has some really good advice developing pastoral antennae here. I remind my students frequently that ministry is people. Unfortunately, the pastor as CEO model has done great harm to the traditional pastoral ministries.

Feb 26, 2017

Pastors and Domestic Violence

Christianity Today has an interesting study of pastors perceive domestic violence here.