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Reflecting on SBL Denver 2022

I greatly enjoyed being in Denver a couple of weeks ago for the annual SBL meeting. It was a lovely opportunity to reconnect with people, many of whom I’d not seen in person for three years because of covid—I cannot recall a day when I have hugged so many people as the Friday! In particular, it was great to see current and former doctoral students in person again. I went to a bunch of papers, although I found myself generally selecting individual papers in a Continue reading →

A new book on baptism

Pontien Ndagijimana Batibuka, Baptism as an Event of Taking Responsibility: A New Reading of Romans 5:12 to 6:23, Langham Monographs, Carlisle: Langham Publishing, 2022. ISBN 9781839732348. £24.99. Dr Pontien Batibuka has just published a revised version of his fine doctoral study of Romans 5:12–6:23, focusing on the meaning of baptism in that section of the letter. It’s well worth reading. He is a professor of New Testament studies and the Library Director at Shalom University of Bunia, Democratic Republic of Congo. He co-founded the NGO, Continue reading →

Walter Isaacson’s biography of Steve Jobs

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 →