Announcing a pause…

Dear blog reading friends, I’m unwell at present and currently off work for a month on my doctor’s advice, so I won’t be posting during that time. I shall aim to resume normal service when I’m back at work. If you’re a person who prays, I’d greatly value your prayers. Thanks! Steve

Welcome to the blogsphere, Di Hakala!

My good friend Di Hakala has just started a blog which will be of interest to many of my readers. Di will be blogging at Di’s Tech Tips offering wisdom and ideas on many of the hidden features and corners of Microsoft Word and other techie things related to writing books and theses in Theology, Biblical Studies, Classics, History, etc. Her first piece offers some good advice on using right-to-left languages (like Hebrew) in Word 2016 for Mac—it’s long been a bone of contention that Word Continue reading →

How scholars do research

My friend Nijay Gupta has been getting a number of established biblical scholars (so far, all NT scholars) to answer questions about how they do research on his blog CruxSola. This is proving fascinating and helpful, and there are some interesting common threads. Here are links to the ones so far from Craig Blomberg, David deSilva, Jimmy Dunn, Mike Gorman and Mike Bird. Warmly recommended to those who spend a significant amount of their lives working on research in biblical studies! I need to put my thinking Continue reading →

Bursaries for postgraduate students from the developing world for the St Mary’s poverty conference

Postgraduate Student Bursaries for CSSSB’s “Engaging with Poverty in the Early Church and Today”, 4–5 December 2015 The Centre for the Social-Scientific Study of the Bible at St Mary’s University, Twickenham, in cooperation with the Bible Society, invites applications for two bursaries, which will cover all expenses (travel, hotel, food, registration) for postgraduate students to attend the “Engaging with Poverty in the Early Church and Today.” These funds are aimed especially for those students who may otherwise not be able to afford the costs of Continue reading →