Welcome to my blog!
After considerable lobbying by friends and colleagues, notably Joshua Mann, I’ve decided to start blogging. So this first entry is about what I’ll aim to write about, and to introduce me.
I’m a New Testament scholar by trade, presently working on a major commentary on Acts, and my blog will focus on my areas of academic interest. So you’ll read me writing about Acts, what’s going on in the world of New Testament Studies (conferences, books, articles, other blogs), and other things which touch on New Testament Studies from time to time.
I have wide interests in New Testament, including Acts (and Luke, of course), Greek grammar, syntax and lexicography, Mark, Paul (especially Philippians, Galatians, and 1 and 2 Thessalonians), New Testament Theology, narrative approaches to the New Testament, and hermeneutics.
I’m employed at St Mary’s University College, Twickenham as Research Fellow (Theology), working with Professor Chris Keith in developing our Centre for Social-Scientific Study of the Bible. Chris blogs on historical Jesus with Anthony Le Donne here.
I am also Honorary Research Fellow at the wonderful research library, Tyndale House, Cambridge, where I have the privilege of access to the best Biblical Studies research library in Britain, and one of the best three in Europe. I serve in the Cambridge Divinity Faculty as an Affiliated Lecturer: this term I’ll be teaching on the Greek text of Galatians, and I give supervision (one-to-one teaching) for Cambridge students on Greek and Paul.
I co-chair the Acts seminars at the British New Testament Conference and at the Society of Biblical Literature in the USA, and I serve on the steering committee of the SBL Biblical Lexicography section. I’m also on the Editorial Board of the Library of New Testament Studies (T & T Clark/Bloomsbury).
My publications will be up elsewhere on this blog, and I’m aiming to put up links some of my published papers in due course.
In agreement with Larry Hurtado’s policy, I shall not allow anonymous comments on this blog. I’m happy to have debate in the comments, but only with those who are prepared to be known by name.
Looking forward to hearing from y’all!