I share others’ sadness (such as Mark Goodacre, Tyndale House, Darrell Bock, and Ray van Neste—and now [21 December] Ian Paul) in reporting the passing of I. Howard Marshall on Saturday 12 December. Howard (as he always asked to be known) was for many years Professor of New Testament Exegesis at the University of Aberdeen, and latterly Professor Emeritus. He was a lovely human being, a delightful Christian man, and an outstanding scholar and teacher—not least of the many PhD students he supervised. I first met him when I Continue reading →
Here are details of the two excellent sessions on the Book of Acts at the SBL annual meeting in Atlanta this coming weekend. The first is a joint session on ethnicity with the Gospel of Luke seminar group, and the second focuses on the same theme of ethnicity, with a bunch of interesting offered papers focused on Acts. Come! S22-310 The Book of Acts & the Gospel of Luke Sunday 22 November 2015 4:00 PM to 6:30 PM Room: M303-M304 (Marquis Level) – Marriott Theme: Luke-Acts and Continue reading →
I will both be in Atlanta for the SBL meeting later this month, and available to meet prospective PhD students. You can see my interests, which are pretty wide, on my web page here. If interested, please email me here.
Here are some extracts from a review that I’ve done of Matthew Skinner’s new book—the full review is forthcoming in Themelios later this year. I’m grateful to the review editor, David Starling, for permission to share these extracts in advance here. Matthew L. Skinner Intrusive God, Disruptive Gospel: Encountering the Divine in the Book of Acts Grand Rapids, MI: Brazos, 2015. xix + 206 pp. £11.22/$16.99 Matthew Skinner has written extensively and intelligently on Acts, and so this new book is to be warmly welcomed. Continue reading →
Here are the Keynote slides from my Adelaide College of Divinity and Flinders University Annual Public Lecture yesterday evening in Adelaide on ‘Leadership, lifestyle and the book of Acts’. I’m very grateful to the faculty and staff of ACD, especially Dr Vicky Balabanski, for their kind invitation and hospitality. I aim here to look at what leadership looks like in Acts, arguing that the primary leadership to attend to is divine—God drives the mission and growth of the believing community in Acts, regularly in spite of human leadership, and frequently against the opposition of some Continue reading →