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 →
Well, two excellent days of conference are over and we’ve heard some 15 papers and two short reflections on the whole conference, as well as engaging in eight half-hour question and discussion times. It’s been very stimulating with fine talks, passion and a sense of the importance of the issues we’ve discussed. And all this grew out of a conversation over coffee after the morning service one Sunday between Chris Keith and David Parish—on this evidence, let’s have more of those kinds of conversations, please! The conference was Continue reading →
Here are the slides from my talk ‘Patronage and people: Paul’s perspective in Philippians’ at the ‘Engaging with Poverty in the Early Church and Today’ conference at St Mary’s University, Twickenham today, saved in pdf format. This was an enjoyable talk to work on, and allowed me to draw on and develop the thinking inPatronage and people slides my earlier essay, ‘Paul, Patronage and Pay: What Do We Know about the Apostle’s Financial Support?’ Pages 220-33 in Paul as Missionary: Identity, Activity, Theology, and Practice. Edited by Continue reading →
The generous folk at Logos (FaithLife) are giving away books at present. They have a free book every month, and this month it’s Stephen Fowl’s very helpful commentary on Ephesians in the NT Library. In addition, during Advent, they’re giving away a free book each day—the first is Tom Wright’s Scripture and the Authority of God, a book worth having. You don’t need to buy anything to access these offers—there’s a free version of Logos available to download (for Mac, iPad, iPhone, Android or 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.