There are a number of ways of answering this question. I see the task of a biblical scholar as different from a systematic theologian, but as systematic theologians are taken up with reflection on the doctrine of God, this can’t be done without a deep engagement with scripture.[Read more…]
Douglas Estes | South University
I am a perfectionist.
While this may seem like a simple admission, it took me many years to self-diagnose and admit that I am, in fact, a perfectionist.[Read more…]
“What makes a good theologian or biblical scholar?” Many things could be said about this question, involving a range of both academic and personal qualifications. Here I’ll just offer a few suggestions—this is by no means an exhaustive list, and I should mention up front that these values assume a level of Christian commitment.[Read more…]
We saw a good number of academic jobs introduced the past two weeks, including a handful of posts at Aberdeen. Other jobs are to be found from Austria to Chicago, Korea to Barcelona.[Read more…]
I have already offered thoughts for the preaching scholar concerning first things and meditation, as well as my suggested exegetical resources for preaching (including exegetical commentaries). Here I want to pass on my favorite theological resources to move from biblical text to theology and application.[Read more…]
by Chris Porter
Coming to biblical studies from prior research in the social sciences I am often asked what makes for good interdisciplinary research. While a valid question, I think the more interesting question is what makes a good interdisciplinary researcher. Here I will try to answer a modest version, what makes for a reasonable interdisciplinary scholar.[Read more…]
by Daniel K. Eng
Last week, I gave a talk for an undergraduate course, Introduction to the New Testament, at The King’s College, New York City, per the invitation of my friend Benjamin G. White.[Read more…]
by Rick Wadholm Jr.
It is not often that any theologian’s story captures the imagination of the general public, but one striking exception is Dietrich Bonhoeffer.[Read more…]
This past week a decent number of assistant and associate professor positions were introduced, as well as some related jobs in curation and management, from Tennessee to Oxford, Belgium to Leeds.[Read more…]