Living Biblically

Way back in August, just before I decided to take a Blogbatical, I agreed to review Rachel Held Evans’ A Year of Biblical Womanhood. With the awesome press coverage it’s getting, she sure doesn’t need Storied Theology to make folks aware of the book. For all my self-aggrandizing tendencies, I do realize that I have […]

Nestle Aland 28th Edition

The NA28 is poised to make its appearance! After 20+ years of NA27, the latest critical revision of the standard critical text is nearly upon us. Here’s the blurb: This is the twenty-eighth edition of the Nestle-Aland Novum Testamentum Graece (NA28). NA28 is the standard scholarly edition of the Greek New Testament used by scholars, […]

Abide with Me

I hadn’t ever heard of Abide with Me until a friend sent it in the mail, thinking I’d enjoy it. It’s a beautiful book about a pastor whose wife dies, leaving him with two small children. The opening lines tell you that in the town of West Annett “the winters used to be especially long.” […]

Jesus Kept Kosher (Boyarin, Pt. 3)

Did Jesus say that it doesn’t matter what people eat? Did he say, in effect, that people can eat pig and shrimp, that Jewish food laws are no longer binding? In what I found to be the freshest part of Daniel Boyarin’s The Jewish Gospels, he argues no. Unlike the interpretation he offered of Daniel […]