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In the book "Awakening to Justice" The Dialogue on Race and Faith project presents groundbreaking scholarship on Christian abolitionist history. Read this interview to hear more from two of the book's coauthors, Douglas M. Strong and Albert G. Miller.
Too often in the history of Christian worship, evangelical leaders have sought to manipulate anxiety to spur repentance. In this interview, J. Michael Jordan (author of "Worship in an Age of Anxiety") explores how the church can be a space that offers healing worship for the next generation.
In today's culture, it's easy to forget that the original recipients of God's message would have heard Scripture, instead of reading it. In this interview, D. Brent Sandy (author of "Hear Ye the Word of the Lord") explores how oral communication shaped biblical writers and ancient hearers, providing constructive ways for us to be better hearers and performers of Scripture today.
Which authors and works brought new insights into wider discussion during 2023's academic fall conferences? See curated book lists from editors Jon Boyd, Rachel Hastings, Rebecca Carhart, Zachary Gordon, and Colton Bernasol as they look forward to ETS, AAR, and SBL.
Michael F. Bird's book "A Birds-Eye View of Luke and Acts" draws us into the wide-ranging narrative of Luke-Acts to discover how Luke frames the life of Jesus and of the first disciples. In this interview, he shares about the exciting and surprising insights he's discovered during his years teaching on these important biblical books.
Can the ideas of Scripture and evolutionary science be mutually illuminating? In this interview, biblical scholar Dru Johnson calls us beyond creation-versus-evolution debates to explore the continuities and discontinuities between biblical themes and modern science.
Seminary shaped Makayla Payne in countless ways, but one of the greatest gifts it gave her was how it deepened her appreciation for different church traditions and global perspectives. Read these five ways that theological education can expand your outlook and introduce you to impactful resources for Scripture study.
In her book "Nobody's Mother," New Testament scholar Sandra Glahn digs deep into evidence about the ancient Greek goddess Artemis of the Ephesians from both biblical and classical sources in order to bring into focus Paul's teaching in 1 Timothy. Read this interview to learn more about her thoughts on scholarship, mentoring, and the role of story in academic writing.
Celebrating the release of "Dictionary of Paul and His Letters, 2nd Edition," editors Scot McKnight, Lynn Cohick, and Nijay Gupta discuss how the field of Pauline studies has evolved since 1993 while sharing a behind-the-scenes look at how they crafted this new edition.
What is it like as a woman in the world of Biblical Studies? For Carmen Imes, author of "Being God's Image" it means being called to teach the Bible but not always embraced within the church. Read about how Scripture's testimony calls for full inclusion of women in gospel ministry.
Nijay Gupta, a passionate ally of women in the church and academy, wrote about the lives of women named as leaders and ministers in the Bible in his book "Tell Her Story." In this interview, he talks about how those insights from the early church have real implications for today.
What does church history and the Bible have to say about the meaning of singleness? In this interview, author Danielle Treweek talks about the misconceptions our society and the church perpetuates about single people and offers an eschatological vision of singleness that is both hopeful and profound.
All Christian worship is led by the Holy Spirit. But is there a distinctive theology of Pentecostal worship? In this interview, author Steven Felix-Jager discusses Spirit-led doxology, implications for the global church, and his own experience of sensing the presence of the Holy Spirit in worship.
Paul D. Miller, author of The Religion of American Greatness, has a long resume of service in the White House, the Pentagon, the CIA, and Georgetown University. In this interview he talks about the difference between nationalism and patriotism and how Christians can be a force against political polarization.
Drawing from his experience training students to study the Bible, Andrew Abernethy provides a holistic six-step method for Bible study in his book "Savoring Scripture." In this interview, he shares how Christians can rediscover the joy in reading Scripture in a way that combines textual analysis and the transformation work of the Holy Spirit.
How can we as Christians practice defiant faith in the face of suffering? In their book "Wrestling with Job," Bill Kynes, a lifelong pastor, and his son Will Kynes, a Job scholar, guide readers on a journey through the book of Job. In this interview, they discuss their writing process, their personal connections to the book, and Job's powerful lessons on perseverance.
Susan Maros's book Calling in Context flows from her years of teaching in vocational formation, wrestling alongside her students with big questions about calling and social location. In this interview, she shares some misconceptions many people believe about vocation and tips for moving forward in the discernment process.
More than a decade after the release of the first edition of his seminal apologetics text, Douglas Groothuis discusses the book's legacy, the ways the field of apologetics has changed, and his content updates for the second edition of Christian Apologetics.
In his book We the Fallen People, historian Robert Tracy McKenzie takes an unflinching look at the nature of democracy throughout American history. In this interview, he explores the current polarized political climate, our view of the Founders' theology (or better yet, anthropology), and how our view of human nature has impacted American democratic thought.
In this interview, Power Women editors Nancy Wang Yuen and Deshonna Collier-Goubil discuss how they navigate the call to both the academy and motherhood as Christian women. If you've ever wanted to hear from women on a similar vocational journey who come from different backgrounds, academic disciplines, and stages of parenting and career, this interview will be refreshing.
The 1662 Book of Common Prayer: International Edition gently updates the classic Anglican liturgical text for contemporary use. Will the international edition be a good fit for your congregation? What is the nature of the changes and updates? Browse this page to get answers to your questions and to download numerous free resources and extra materials to go alongside the book.
In this original article, leading Christian historian, author, and professor Mark Noll expounds on the state of evangelicalism today. Building on the work of other scholars and his experience as coeditor of the History of Evangelicalism Series, Noll shares how world Christianity has shaped what we now know as the evangelical movement.
In many ways, academic publishing is its own world, especially when it comes to writing for scholarly journals. Often colleges and universities provide mentors for new faculty seeking to advance professionally, guiding them in the ways of publishing. Nonetheless, professors often make simple mistakes when it came to book publishing. Here are a few tips for smoothing the way to a contract from editor and author Andy Le Peau.