We recently had the opportunity to speak with Charles Lee Irons about his impressively researched monograph, The Righteousness of God (Mohr Siebeck, 2015). Lee offered some keen insight during our interview concerning the New Perspective on Paul, the use of “righteousness” language in the NT and surrounding literature, the subjective/objective genitive debate, and the significance of the “old perspective” for the health of the church.[Read more…]
Vern Poythress is a highly-respected evangelical theologian and philosopher who has taught at Westminster Theological Seminary for the past 42 years, where he is professor of New Testament and Biblical Interpretation. We recently were invited by our friends at Crossway to review his latest book, Interpreting Eden: A Guide to Faithfully Reading and Understanding Genesis 1-3, and to engage him with some questions.
Reading Interpreting Eden was a delightful theo-philosophical exercise, because Poythress, in his typical manner, engages highly complex scientific, hermeneutical, and ideological issues in the highly contentious waters of Genesis 1–3 with eminently delightful prose and a grace worthy of admiration. We highly recommend this book to anyone wishing for a comprehensive exegetical, theological, and philosophical study of the opening chapters of the Bible, which also serves as a model of gracious scholarly engagement with alternate views on fundamental issues in biblical interpretation.[Read more…]
We asked a few question recently of Jason Whitlark (Baylor University) regarding his recent book, Resisting Empire: Rethinking the Purpose of the Letter to “the Hebrews” (T&T Clark). Jason’s book is part of the special LNTS series (2016), that you can get for a great price through pre-publication (see below). Enjoy the interview, and leave comments below![Read more…]
theLAB recently had the privilege to interview David Willgren on his excellent recent monograph, The Formation of the ‘Book’ of Psalms (Mohr Siebeck, 2016). In this extended interview, David discusses what led to the writing of his book, a history of research on the formation of the Psalms, and the importance of the DSS for understanding why the Psalms were arranged in the particular order we find them in our Bibles today.[Read more…]
In a nondescript yellow brick building in SE London last weekend, two unassuming pioneers in the fight for autistic people held a workshop considering the question of autism and the church. In this post, I interview both Grant Macaskill (Kirby Laing Professor of NT, University of Aberdeen) and Kirstyn Oliver (Founder of Alma Autism) regarding the workshop, autistic people and the church, and the integration of academia and ministry around the issue of autism.[Read more…]
We are thrilled this week to present an interview recently conducted with Steve Reece, Professor of Classical Languages at Saint Olaf College, on his recent book, Paul’s Large Letters: Paul’s Autographic Subscription in the Light of Ancient Epistolary Conventions. [Read more…]
Matt Perman deserves credit for helping a lot of people do more stuff. But that’s not the point of his book. Matt actually wants to equip you to do stuff that matters. We interviewed Matt recently on his exceptional time management book, What’s Best Next: How the Gospel Transforms the Way You Get Things Done. [Read more…]
For decades, Edith M. Humphrey’s scholarly work has gifted both the academy and the church. Her teaching career has included positions at several schools in Canada, but since 2002 she has been part of the faculty of Pittsburgh Theological Seminary, where she now serves as the William F. Orr Professor of New Testament. Her publications have covered a variety of subjects, including the pseudepigraphical writing Joseph and Aseneth, rhetoric in the New Testament, the relationship between Scripture and tradition, and C. S. Lewis in relation to Orthodox theology. [Read more…]
We continue our LNTS interview series with a stimulating conversation with Dorothea Bertschmann on her book, Bowing Before Christ – Nodding to the State? Dorothea discusses the power of the “political” Paul through examination of two theological powerhouses who have dominated the discussion. Her argument is a sublime petition for balance in the consideration and utilization of the apostle Paul in the church’s engagement with the worldly powers that be.