Here’s the text of an excellent talk by my friend Jonathan Pennington (Southern Seminary, Louisville, KY) about the life of a professor (non-Americans: read ‘lecturer’). He gave this for new faculty at his seminary, and I would think they found it very helpful. He very thoughtfully reflects on the aspects of teaching, scholarship, and mentoring and supervising others. Warmly recommended.
Have you heard about our exciting new MA in Biblical Studies at St Mary’s University, Twickenham, available from September this year, 2017. You can study full-time (one year) or part-time (up to three years). It’s ideal preparation for PhD work, or as ongoing ministerial development for those serving churches and within reach of our campus in west London. It’s taught by our outstanding team of scholars in the Centre for the Social-Scientific Study of the Bible. Details on our website—don’t miss this! If you have questions, Continue reading →
After a number of requests, I’ve decided I’m going to try streaming my inaugural professorial lecture from my iPhone (!) using Facebook Live on Monday at 6 pm UK time. To connect, you’ll need to go to my Facebook page at that time, and the live stream should be running. You’ll only be able to see and hear me; I’m going to endeavour to make my slides available for download here before Monday, so please check the blog before you connect on Facebook Live.
Here’s more detailed information on the soon-coming day conference on the theological impact of Pope Benedict XVI/Joseph Ratzinger on Tuesday 8 November. This should be a cracker! New Testament folk will be particularly interested to hear Richard Burridge (pictured on the right above), whose work on the genre of the Gospels has been incredibly influential. The day conference is followed by the launch of the English translation of Benedict’s Last Testament, of which my excellent colleague Jacob Phillips is translator. Date: Tuesday 8 November 2016 Times: Conference: 10.00 a.m. Continue reading →
SBL members, of which I am one, have received an email announcing that the Review of Biblical Literature website is to become member-only access forthwith. This means that those who wish to use it must provide their SBL membership number and name to access the site, and that anyone who is not an SBL member will have to join the society to gain access. The email offered no real reasons for the decision, and I think it is mistaken. I have written today to the RBL editorial board Continue reading →