Review: David Starling, UnCorinthian Leadership

        David I. Starling UnCorinthian Leadership: Thematic Reflections on 1 Corinthians Eugene, OR: Cascade/Wipf & Stock, 2014 ISBN 978 1 62032 792 0; $15.00 (paperback; Kindle edition also available) I enjoyed meeting David Starling when he was on research leave at Tyndale House, the research centre in Cambridge where I’m Honorary Research Fellow, a little while ago. During that time he was (among other things) working on this little book (slightly over 100 pages), and he was kind enough to ask his publisher to Continue reading →

A new book on the portrayal of ‘the divine’ in Acts and ancient histories

                          I’ve just received my copy of an interesting new book by Scott Shauf, The Divine in Acts and in Ancient Historiography (Minneapolis: Fortress, 2015)—the link I’ve given takes you to the publisher’s page, which then allows you to visit a Google preview of some of the book. I was asked to say nice things about it for the back cover and, after reading the manuscript, was happy to do so. Here’s the publisher’s information about the book: Scott Shauf compares the portrayal of the divine Continue reading →

An exciting conference on the Greek verb!

This should be a fantastic conference on recent developments in thinking about the Greek verb in relation to exegesis of the New Testament, organised by friends at Tyndale House on 10-11 July 2015 in Cambridge. It has a cracking line up of speakers and combines classicists, linguists and New Testament scholars in a creative way—come! More details here from Chris Fresch, one of the organisers, including a link to the booking form. It’s at an incredibly reasonable price—as Dirk Jongkind puts it, ‘A dirt cheap price for clean, expensive Continue reading →

Anthony Thiselton’s chronicle of his life’s work—a good read!

            I’ve today read Professor Anthony Thiselton’s enjoyable, brief (114 pages), and readable chronicle of his life and work, A Lifetime in the Church and the University (Eugene, OR: Wipe & Stock, 2015; ISBN 978 1 40197 540 7; $15.00). It’s a good read, lively, and sheds interesting light on Thiselton’s life and times. I’m grateful to the publishers for kindly providing a review copy. One of the extraordinary points is that Prof. Thiselton was almost turned down for training for Continue reading →