SBL Day 3

Day 3 of SBL was yesterday. Now the whole weekend is on the brink of becoming a blur, but here are some highlights from that one: My first session was on cosmology in Paul. Papers sought to place Paul within his Greco-Roman context, in particular dealing with the reality and even physicality of cosmic language, […]

SBL Ahead

SBL: Society of Biblical Literature. This weekend is the annual meeting. Circa 4,000 people. Over a mere 10 session blocks hundreds of papers will be delivered in sessions too numerous to count. My first entry into this world was in Boston in 1999. It was mostly overwhelming and lonely. Being around thousands of people is […]

Me, says Jesus

Any time I read the story of Paul’s encounter with Jesus in Acts 9 I am struck by the question: “Saul, why are you persecuting me?” Not, “Why are you persecuting my people?” Not, “Why are you persecuting the church?” Not, “Why are you persecuting them?” But, “Why are you persecuting me?” This identification of […]

NT Job in OZ

FYI, for NT folks on the job market: United Theological College Sydney is seeking to appoint a lecturer responsible for the teaching and oversight of New Testament Studies. The appointee would also be responsible for supervision of post graduate students in the field and be expected to engage actively in research. The appointee would be […]