The Centre for Social-Scientific Study for the Bible (of which I’m an affiliate) announces an excellent conference on ‘Evil in Second Temple Judaism and Early Christianity’ which we shall be holding at St Mary’s University College, Twickenham on Friday 23 and Saturday 24 May 2014. We have a top-notch slate of speakers and a major (and neglected) topic to study—open to all interested. There is a reduced fee for students, including research students—and there is the chance to offer papers if you are doing research Continue reading →
My friend and colleague Chris Keith (who blogs on the historical Jesus) has now announced my appointment at St Mary’s University College, Twickenham officially on his blog, here.
I’m leading a study day on Acts for the London Institute for Contemporary Christianity on Monday 20 January; details here for those interested. There is still time to book!
I’ve just put up the first article—a number of others will follow in the coming time. This one is my professorial inaugural lecture at London School of Theology in 2012. Click on the menu to ‘Articles and papers’ to find it.
Welcome to my blog! After considerable lobbying by friends and colleagues, notably Joshua Mann, I’ve decided to start blogging. So this first entry is about what I’ll aim to write about, and to introduce me. I’m a New Testament scholar by trade, presently working on a major commentary on Acts, and my blog will focus on my areas of academic interest. So you’ll read me writing about Acts, what’s going on in the world of New Testament Studies (conferences, books, articles, other blogs), and other Continue reading →