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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.
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.
In this interview, Terry Wildman tells of his encounter with a Hopi version of the New Testament, and how that experience planted the seed that became The First Nations Version of the New Testament, reflecting the oral storytelling of Native cultures.
To understand our roles in God's global mission, we first need to understand that mission. In this article, author Paul Borthwick shares eight ways that John 3:16 describes the missionary heart of God so that we can find our place as missionaries and disciples in God's kingdom.
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.