A two-part overview of the book of Ruth

We’re starting a sermon series on the book of Ruth at my church, All Saints, Ealing, this coming Sunday (10 January 2021), and I’ve done an overview of the book to orientate the congregation. It’s in these two videos: the first is just over 9 minutes, and the second is a little under 17 minutes. Comments very welcome!

A sermon on Luke 1:26-38

Here’s a video sermon (just over 20 minutes) which I have just recorded for a church in Pune, India (hence the greetings at the beginning) on Mary’s encounter with the angel Gabriel in Luke 1:26-38. Comments most welcome! Incidentally, I had two incidents in November of my blog being hacked. Following good help from my hosting company, InMotion, all now seems to be well. For those who know about such things, I’ve gone over to a secure URL—hence it now begins https, rather than http.

Remembering Larry Hurtado

The good folk at the Lexham Press blog have this week put up three excellent posts remembering the fine contributions Professor Larry Hurtado (who died a year ago this week) made to New Testament Studies, on textual criticism (by Tommy Wasserman), Christology (by Chris Tilling), and the Gospel of Mark (by Holly J. Carey). They’re well worth your time, and summarise beautifully the way Larry moved each of these fields forward through his scholarship. He’s one of a few giants who’ve left us in the Continue reading →

A list of key Biblical Studies resources for undergraduates and Master’s students

In response to my list of key New Testament scholarly resources ( journals, book series, etc.), complied with beginning doctoral students in mind, a number have asked if there is an equivalent for Old Testament/Hebrew Bible studies. If there is such a thing out there, I’d be happy to share it through this blog. Please let me know. In the meantime, here’s a very useful list of key Biblical Studies resources produced with undergraduates and Master’s students in mind by the excellent Drs Richard Briggs Continue reading →