Joshua Smith is one of the newer contributors to this blog. He has been sharing some thoughts on biblioblogging over at his personal blog:
1. A Definition
- You can find the recent debate on hell between Rob Bell and Adrian Warnock here.
- Ben Witherington III wrote on John Chrysostom and hermeneutics here.
- Andrew Perriman wrote a post on the election of the Gentiles here.
- David Wilkerson, founder of Teen Challenge and the pastor of Time Square Church was killed yesterday in a car crash. His last blog post can be found here (intriguing) and information regarding what occurred here. Please pray for his family, he’s the uncle of a very, very close friend of mine.
- Daniel Kirk wrote a recent entry on love here.
- Paul Adams talks about the extraordinary greatness of the Christian hope here.
The following new reviews have been added to the Review of Biblical Literature and listed on the RBL blog (http://rblnewsletter.blogspot.com/):
Sulla Cattedra di Mosč: La legitimazione del potere nell’Israele post-esilico (Nm 11; 16)
Reviewed by Donatella Scaiola
Joel B. Green, ed.
Methods for Luke
Reviewed by Robert M. Fowler
Knut Holder and Louis C. Jonker, eds.
Global Hermeneutics? Reflections and Consequences
Reviewed by Susanne Scholz
Reviewed by Gerrie Snyman
Paul and Epictetus on Law: A Comparison
Reviewed by Gitte Buch-Hansen
Rolf A. Jacobson, ed.
Soundings in the Theology of Psalms: Perspectives and Methods in Contemporary Scholarship
Reviewed by Beat Weber
Henning Graf Reventlow and Yair Hoffman, eds.
The Decalogue in Jewish and Christian Tradition
Reviewed by Michael Tilly
Christopher D. Stanley
The Hebrew Bible: A Comparative Approach
Reviewed by Bradford A. Anderson
Text and Canon of the Hebrew Bible
Reviewed by James A. Sanders
Frühes Christentum und Gnosis: Eine rezeptionsgeschichtliche Studie
Reviewed by Ismo Dunderberg
- Scot McKnight talked about variety within Calvinism here.
- Andrew Perriman discusses the future of evangelicalism here.
- Ben Witherington III gave us an extraordinary Easter sermon here.
- Trevor Purdue on Paul Moser and the problem of the hiddenness of God here.
- Kevin Lawson wrote his third part on teaching deeper here.
- John Hobbins talks about translations and Scripture memorizing here.
I have decided to move this weekly post from Friday to Saturday for two reason: (1) Saturday is actually the end of the week, not Friday and (2) it seems less people want to read this blog on the weekends than the weekdays so I may as well direct traffic elsewhere! That being said, these are my selections from the past several days:
- Andrew Perriman asks whether or not the Book of Romans is about the salvation of humanity or Israel. Daniel Kirk has written a response to Perriman’s view and Perriman responded in return. Also, he has a hermeneutical paradigm to share as does Kirk from his SBL presentation.
- James McGrath asks if the Book of Revelation should be considered as pseudepigraphy.
- Kevin Deyoung explores the New Testament use of Old Testament prophecy.
- Scott Lencke provides some examples from Scripture regarding the various roles of women.
- According to John Byron the new NIV has discarded the “no room in the inn” mistranslation! If you want to see all the differences in the new NIV go here.
- Mike Bird does an “Old Spice” commercial for the new SBLGNT.
- Michael Barber critiques rapture theology as derived from Mt. 24.40-41.
- Another week of the Karl Barth blog conference is upon us. There are Barthian interactions with Zizek and Milbank, Badiou, Hart, and Taubes. Before you get to excited, read Adam Kotsko’s warning against Barthian rhetoric.
- T.C. Robinson begins a good conversation on postmodernism.
- Tim Hankins tries to make odds and ends of Derrida’s statement “there is no outside-text”.
- Andy Peloquin explores Lyotard’s attack on metanarratives.
- Tim Keller warns against power politics.
- Rodney Thomas discusses his sabbatical from the academy.
Welcome to December.
Another biblioblog rankings list has been released. We continue our slide in the wrong direction…we’re now #22. Also, Jim West wins again. Surprised?
We are #7 amongst student biblioblogs (see here).
The Biblical Studies Carnival is live as well. In fact, by the looks of it, it should be the carnival to end all carnivals. It covers everything. I’d hate to be the next person who volunteered to do it. See it here.
I have been googling in search of some French language biblioblogs to provide some enjoyable practice reading for my theological French class. I have noticed two problems: (1) most French language biblioblogs seem to have met their demise. I find more deads ones than active. (2) The word “biblioblog”, in French, means simply “bookblog”. You can imagine how much broader my search results have been than desired.
Are there any good French language biblioblogs still in existence? If so, can you please direct me toward them?!
It looks like Jim West’s blog is back in the biblioblog rankings. It should be no surprise that he is at #1. Joel Watts drops to #2. We here at Near Emmaus made an appearance at #41. Can we brake into the Top 40 next time? Who knows?!
To see the full list go here.