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Adelaide College of Divinity/Flinders University slides

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 →

Review: Con Campbell’s Advances in the Study of Greek

        Constantine R. Campbell, Advances in the Study of Greek Grand Rapids: Zondervan, 2015. ISBN 978-0-310-51595-1. $34.99; £18.99 [paper] or £12.99 [Kindle] on amazon.co.uk This is a belter of a book! In it Con Campbell manages to review and summarise huge amounts of recent scholarship in a form which will be accessible to those with some Greek. He thereby enables such people to benefit from the real advances there have been in our understanding of Greek in the last years. He opens by laying out Continue reading →

The ‘St Mary’s model’ for non-residential PhD work

My excellent colleague Professor Chris Keith has blogged about the development of our ‘St Mary’s model’ for PhD work in our Centre for the Social-scientific Study of the Bible, done at distance from our university, St Mary’s University, Twickenham. More details here in his blog post—do get in touch with me, Chris or our new colleague in New Testament, Professor James Crossley, who joins us on 1 September. We all have openings for part- and full-time PhD students, starting either February 2016 (if you apply quickly) Continue reading →

University of Otago slides on ‘Leadership, lifestyle and the book of Acts’

Here are the Keynote slides from my talk this evening at the University of Otago, Dunedin, New Zealand on ‘Leadership, lifestyle and the book of Acts’. I’m very grateful to Professor Paul Trebilco for his 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 human Continue reading →