How’s that New Year’s resolution going? You know, the one you made last year, too? Didn’t you resolve to read Hebrew and Greek for 10 minutes each every morning? Or was it 20 minutes?[Read more…]
Robert Smith Jr. on Cultivating Imagery to Satisfy the Narrative Mind
In the twenty–first century world of theological education, preaching can seem an antiquated exercise that no longer speaks well to a culture immersed in social media and increasingly skeptical of the role of religious proclamation in the public square. But what is theological teaching without biblical preaching? Enter Robert Smith Jr., the Charles T. Carter Baptist Chair of Divinity at Beeson Divinity School, who has spent a lifetime preaching so as to teach, and teaching so as to help others preach. Smith spoke recently with Didaktikos editor Douglas Estes about visual teaching and the importance of theological conversation partners.[Read more…]
Welcome to the first Academic Jobs of 2020! We look forward to bringing you another 25 posts with the best jobs in biblical studies and theology across the globe. Jobs currently available from Athens to Nova Scotia, Princeton to Virginia. Happy hunting![Read more…]
by Calvin Goligher | Pastor, First Orthodox Presbyterian Church, Sunnyvale, CA
Protestants are catching a wave of interest in the early Church. For many, however, this interest quickly turns into bewilderment at the massive, complex, and unfamiliar terrain of the fathers’ writings. One way to overcome this challenge is to pick one father to read and study. For this strategy to work, it is important to choose a father whose theology is reliably orthodox and biblical, and whose writing is accessible and helpful. Many of the Church fathers fit this description, but none more so than Cyril of Alexandria. His writings are an especially good place to start learning about and benefitting from the early Church.[Read more…]
by Brent Niedergall | Youth Pastor, Catawba Springs Christian Church
Our minds are full of false memories.
For example, many of us remember the popular “Berenstein Bears” storybooks. Except not quite, because they are actually the Berenstain Bears. Another segment of the population confidently remembers the 1990s film Shazaam, where actor and comedian Sinbad starred as a genie. This should not be confused with a 2019 film superhero film called Shazam! that has nothing to do with Sinbad or genies. Others dogmatically insist the name of the Kit Kat candy bar used to be hyphenated (and to be perfectly honest, I thought it was, too).
These are benign, but they raise the question: What other false memories affect us?[Read more…]
By Daniel K. Eng | University of Cambridge
Earlier this year, William D. Mounce released the fourth edition of his widely-used Basics of Biblical Greek Grammar (Zondervan), in time to be used for instruction in summer courses. I taught first-year Greek at an evangelical seminary this summer 2019 using this new edition. Here is my review of this introductory grammar.[Read more…]
The past few weeks have seen a number of exciting jobs come to the market across the spectrum of disciplines. Jobs available from Denmark to New York, Bonn to Canada. Happy hunting, and Merry Christmas![Read more…]
One of the key elements for teaching any language is culture. Indeed, many students put themselves through the rigor of grammatical analysis mainly in hopes of getting to the promised land of cultural understanding. Yet in teaching biblical languages we sometimes forget this. How can Biblical Hebrew Vocabulary by Conceptual Categories help students make connections between biblical language and the cultural world of ancient Israel?[Read more…]
by Greg Peters | Associate Professor of Medieval and Spiritual Theology, Torrey Honors Institute, Biola University
As a scholar of monasticism it seems to me that what roots biblical scholarship is rootedness in the text in such a way that it becomes one’s language of prayer and meditation. In this regard I would suggest that Bernard of Clairvaux (d. 1153) is a good model. Let me explain why.[Read more…]
You did it. You managed to miss out on the crazy deals from Logos on Black Friday, and Saturday, and then Sunday again…
That’s why there’s Cyber Monday!
Here is a short list of just a fraction of the deals that scholars and pastors should be jumping all over:[Read more…]