Submitted by Darrell L. Bock on Thu, 03/27/2008 - 00:00
I am writing a lot now. Several individual articles are due between now and the end of the year. It has slowed down my blogging other than responding to comments. The first is an article on Discussing Christianity in a Non-Theocentric World. Here is a sample that discusses how we talk about the gospel in much preaching.
Submitted by W. Hall Harris III on Tue, 03/25/2008 - 00:00
Last week Logos Bible Software announced the alpha release of the Mac version of their software. It is now available for download at http://www.macbiblesoftware.com/. Because this is an alpha release it's not recommended for downloading to your primary machine, and no support is provided, but for those who just simply can't wait and must be on the bleeding edge of technology, it's now available.
Submitted by Darrell L. Bock on Sat, 03/15/2008 - 00:00
I spent this last week at the University of Michigan, speaking to the staff and students of a church on campus, as well as lecturing on Luke in an Introduction to New Testament class and meeting with faculty and graduate students in their religious studies program. Gabriele Boccaccini was my host for the meetings on campus. He is well known for his work in Second Temple Judaism.
Submitted by W. Hall Harris III on Thu, 03/13/2008 - 00:00
A great timesaver for Bible students who want to find things quickly on the web has been posted by Dr David Instone-Brewer, Senior Research Fellow in Rabbinics and the New Testament at Tyndale House, Cambridge, UK. Check it out at www.tyndalehouse.com/toolbar. This toolbar is a free addin for IE or Firefox for PC and Firefox for Mac (no other browsers supported yet).
Submitted by Darrell L. Bock on Mon, 03/10/2008 - 00:00
Martin Hengel's new historical Jesus book, Jesus und das Judentum, concludes with a discussion of the witnesses to the resurrection. He begins with a careful walk through 1 Cor 15:3-8. He sees this confession Paul passed on as coming from the Jerusalem community, pointing to the eyewitness roots of the tradition.
Submitted by Darrell L. Bock on Thu, 03/06/2008 - 00:00
Well, we are into the heart of the semester and I leave for a 10 day trip that includes lectures at the University of Michigan on Luke and on Why the Humanities Must Respect the Bible, as well as plenary speaking at the ETS Southeastern regional. So I have been deep into preparation. Add to that a hard disk wipeout and I have been out of pocket.
Submitted by Darrell L. Bock on Wed, 02/27/2008 - 00:00
One of the roles of this blog is to track trends. One of the more interesting ones is what is ahead for the religious right. A fascinating look at this comes from David Kuo, former deputy director of faith initiatives for the White House under George W. Bush. He has published a piece called Not Your Father's Religious Right. The link is: