Until a few weeks ago, COVID-19 was a distant problem that many discounted as superfluous to their life; it is a global catastrophe. No one today questions the relevancy of COVID-19 to their local community. The surge of articles, blogs, and news announcements are disorienting and often troubling. The virus has impacted every sector of the economy, social life, and human experience. This article focuses on COVID-19’s impact on higher education and proposes ways forward for students and educators.[Read more…]
A Priori is a new series on the theLAB in which we put three simple questions to scholars undertaking important research in biblical studies, theology, ethics, and more. We seek out the authors whose work you might otherwise never hear about, who may be poised for future renown in this early stage in their career, whose mission is the church, whose vocation is research. This week we hear from Rick Wadholm Jr and his work on The Passion Translation and Pentecostal Theology.[Read more…]
Despite the current COVID-19 pandemic, jobs are being posted at teaching institutions around the world. This is a good sign, as the situation at some point must resolve, and life continue, not “as normal,” but “as new.” The past few weeks have seen new job postings introduced from Bavaria to New Zealand, California to Maryland. Happy hunting, stay safe.[Read more…]
A number of publishers and resource providers have made their journal articles and books available freely on the internet during the present coronavirus pandemic. Steve Walton has compiled those which are relevant to New Testament Studies into an editable Google doc.
Anyone with the link can access the document, and others are invited to add links to other freely available resources for New Testament studies, so that we can help each other in the present situation.
Also, Logos is currently producing a Remote Learning Library that includes all Mobile Ed courses, all Lexham resources (including commentaries and monographs), a Classical Scholarship Collection, and some additional journals. Stay tuned for more, a link will be posted here soon.
Stay safe everyone, and let’s all use this time of isolation productively, both in our research and with our families.
Nishanth Thomas | Pillar College
The theological landscape is changing quickly with the rise of non-traditional students, an increase in minority student enrollment, and the incoming students of Generation Z. Additionally, several theological schools are downsizing, merging, or shutting down for multiple reasons, including increased financial costs and accreditation requirements. On top of all these factors, online education opportunities are ever increasing and becoming ubiquitous. Consequently, remaining on the cutting edge is a critical factor for colleges, universities, and seminaries that wish to survive and thrive in the digital world to which many Generation Z students are natives. Furthermore, with the influx of nontraditional students with potentially limited technological literacy, it is all the more incumbent upon institutions to have innovative approaches to theological training.[Read more…]
a priori is a new series on the theLAB in which we put three simple questions to scholars undertaking important research in biblical studies, theology, ethics, and more around the world. We seek out the authors whose work you might otherwise never hear about, who may be poised for future renown in this early stage in their career, whose mission is the church, whose vocation is research. This week we hear from Dean Furlong and his work on John Mark.[Read more…]
by Andrew M. King, PhD
Dr. Tavis Bohlinger penned a very thoughtful response to my recent FTC article on first-year language students leaving their Greek and Hebrew Bibles at home during corporate worship. I heartily commend it to you. Thanks to Dr. Bohlinger, and others, for taking the time to read and engage! I have been encouraged by many who voiced their desire to magnify Christ and serve the Church using the biblical languages. With a grateful heart, I offer a few final reflections on the issue.[Read more…]
By Tavis Bohlinger with Mark Ward
Recently, gifted pastor/scholar Andrew King caused a stir when he published an article in which he argued, “Don’t Bring Your Greek or Hebrew Bible to Corporate Worship.”
I wish to make the opposite case: we should be encouraging students, lay leaders, language hobbyists, and precocious children in the church to bring their BHS’s and GNT’s (or Original Language Bibles) to church.[Read more…]
The past few weeks have been busy for the academic job market. Numerous Assistant Professor and Postdoc opportunities available, from Glasgow to Athens, London to Dublin. Some exciting posts for Hebrew and DSS specialists. Happy hunting![Read more…]