Would you invite a complete stranger into your home? Would it make a difference what color their skin, the language they spoke (or didn’t), or the clothes on their back? How would your answers change if you knew the full depth of biblical teaching on the subject? Joshua Jipp set out to plumb the depths of the scriptural teaching on hospitality in his newest book, Saved by Faith and Hospitality (SFH). [Read more…]
We recently invited Dr. Mark Tietjen to contribute a series of articles on Søren Kierkegaard, to celebrate the soon-to-be released 26-volume Kierkegaard’s Writings on the Logos Digital Library. This is a monumental occasion, given that it has taken 50 years for Kierkegaard’s entire corpus of writings to be translated into English. In this first essay, Tietjen writes with graceful prose and keen insight into the meaning and implications of one of Kierkegaard’s most famous (and misused) ideas: the “leap of faith”. [Read more…]
I recently had the opportunity to ask a few questions of Chris Keith, the editor of the prestigious NT monograph series LNTS, the Library of New Testament Studies (T&T Clark/Bloomsbury). His responses were colorful and insightful, giving a hint into the direction of NT studies in the future how LNTS is staying ahead of the game. [Read more…]
A few weeks ago, during the recent global heat wave, I was walking the streets of Helsinki chatting with a good friend when he said something that caused me to forget the sweat dripping down my spine and forehead, soaking my blue dress shirt and stinging my eyes.
“So, Neusner’s essay ends mid-sentence, no full-stop, just a blank half a page. And this was in a volume he edited himself, published by _____!” [Read more…]
Ah yes . . . that demure grey cover, concealing a brilliant blue cloth cover embossed with distinctive gold lettering. The iconic design of a Mohr Siebeck volume leaves the impression of professionalism and integrity. But the innovative force of a Mohr Siebeck monograph is the text printed inside. [Read more…]