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 →
One of my new-ish doctoral students asked what particular journals, book series, and the like I would recommend he keep an eye on. This was a very good question, and led to me producing this file (three pages) following very helpful input from a number of colleagues around the world. I’m happy to share it here—please do pass it on to any others you think would benefit from it, and do email me (my email address is in the footer of the document) with any Continue reading →
Below are the two parts of a sermon on love based on Matthew 22:34-40 and 1 Thessalonians 2:1-8, recorded for my church’s online service for Sunday 25 October 2020. The first part focuses on Jesus’s teaching on love (Matthew; c. 16 mins), and the second Paul, Timothy and Silas as examples of love in action (1 Thessalonians; c. 8 mins). Comments welcome!
Here are the slides I used for the second study half-day for the clergy and lay ministers of the diocese of Exeter, focusing on Mark’s ‘journey’ section 8:22–10:52. It’s a fascinating section, framed by the healings of two blind men (8:22-26 and 10:45-52), and full of teaching on discipleship. Comments welcome! If you missed the slides from the first study half-day, they’re available here.
I’m in the midst of doing some study half-days for clergy and lay ministers in the Anglican diocese of Exeter, and give below links to two sets of slides from the first half-day, which covers Introducing Mark—an overview of Mark’s shape and key themes, and a look at the death and resurrection of Jesus in Mark. [The second half-day’s slides are now available here.] It’s been very interesting revisiting Mark for this purpose, after recently revising the material on Mark in Exploring the New Testament Continue reading →