Here are the slides from the talk I gave today at a fascinating conference on Pastoral Implications of Pseudepigraphy and Anonymity in the New Testament at the Lanier Theological Library. Looking forward to lots more to come over the next two days. Thoughts and comments are welcome!
Craig Keener has written a substantial, two-volume book on miracles in which he explains and defends a classic Christian view that remarkable out-of-the-ordinary events take place which defy naturalistic explanation, Miracles: The Credibility of the New Testament Accounts, 2 vols (Grand Rapids: Baker Academic, 2011). That book particularly engages debates about the presence of such events in the New Testament. This book, by contrast, is set in a less academic key, and aims to provide testimony to many such events today. Keener does not avoid Continue reading →
I have read this fascinating biography with considerable interest. I’m a long time user of Apple products: after having a couple of Amstrad PCWs, our first ‘proper’ computer was a Classic II, and the first thing I did with it was to typeset my wife’s MPhil thesis on it—we found cables and software to transfer her material from NewWord (a WordStar clone) on the Amstrad to Word on the Mac. Through a modem (remember those?), I first connected to the internet with it and used Continue reading →
It’s been a bit of a busy time for publications for me, small and larger, so here’s a little update. The BRF Book of 365 Bible Reflections (Abingdon: BRF, 2021)The Bible Reading Fellowship have just published a lovely book of 365 daily Bible readings with notes for their centenary, with lots of different people writing the notes, including many famous people. I had the fun of writing one of the notes, on Luke 18:10-14 on How (not) to pray (it’s on page 105 if you’re Continue reading →
It’s been a busy season the last few weeks for publications of things I’ve been asked to commend, plus one book I’ve contributed to myself, so here’s an update, with my comments in each case. ’Tricia Williams’ What Happens to Faith when Christians Get Dementia (Eugene, OR: Wipf & Stock, 2021) is a lightly revised doctoral thesis studying how some Christians from an evangelical tradition who are in early to middle stages of dementia experience their faith. It’s fine work, and essential for theological college Continue reading →