Schedule for St Andrews Atonement Symposium is Live

TheLAB is pleased to release the schedule for the 2018 St Andrews Symposium for Biblical and Early Christian Studies. The symposium includes plenary addresses from Christian Eberhart, Deborah Rooke, David Moffitt, David P. Wright, Martha Himmelfarb, Carol Newsom, Catrin Williams, and N. T. Wright, as well as over 50 short papers from junior and senior […]

Crispin Fletcher-Louis’ Top Ten Tips for Younger Scholars Who Want to Make It:

Editor’s note: Crispin Fletcher-Louis has disrupted our normal series on “What makes a good Biblica Scholar or Theologian?” with a title of his own making. We’ll let it slide, because his advice is just that good. Enjoy the read, and keep an eye out for his book (below) on Logos in the coming months. Spend […]

Mark Seifrid Reviews Logos 7 (Deutsch)

by Mark Seifrid I just received the Logos 7 (Deutsch) package.  It turns out to be a quite impressive collection, with some nice surprises. One of those surprises is the inclusion of the LSJ Greek lexicon. I suppose that it stands in place of BAAR (or perhaps even BDAG) in keeping down the cost of […]

Katie Marcar on “What Makes a good Biblical Scholar or Theologian?”

A good biblical scholar is discerning. This discernment is exercised at key points in the research process. First, a good scholar chooses worthwhile research projects to invest time in. Time is a limited commodity, so choosing the right project is paramount. Second, a good scholar chooses the right conversation partners for a given project. There […]

Why the Publication of Bonhoeffer’s Works in German and English is so Profound

Editor’s note: Today we honor of the 73rd anniversary of the death of Dietrich Bonhoeffer. I asked my friend and Durham colleague, Jameson Ross, to write a short piece on the significance of the publication of the critical edition of Bonhoeffer’s Works in both German and English. The release of these dual sets is a monumental […]

Academic Jobs in Biblical Studies and Theology: Mar 26 – Apr 7, 2018

Numerous fresh jobs on offer in all disciplines, including a solid showing by the UK. Other jobs are to be found from Boston to Princeton, Germany to South Africa.  E. Stanley Jones Professor of Evangelism, Interdenominational Theological Center, GA Open Rank in New Testament and Greek, Nashotah House Theological Seminary, WI Open Rank in Biblical Languages, […]

Christian Scholars, Consider Your Vocation

by Tavis Bohlinger Even though a career in academia will be out of reach for most PhDs in biblical studies, (and theology, church history, etc.), there is no reason that biblical scholarship should be abandoned. Believing scholars of the Bible in any subdiscipline are extremely important for the health and life of the church. And […]

How to Read Paul with the Reformers: an Interview with Stephen Chester

I had the great honor of interviewing Stephen Chester, Professor of New Testament at North Park Theological Seminary, about his new book, Reading Paul with the Reformers: Reconciling Old and New Perspectives (Eerdmans, 2017). In the interview, Stephen talks about his reasons for writing this game-changing monograph, the differences between various Reformed viewpoints, and where […]

Timothy Gombis on “What Makes a good Biblical Scholar or Theologian?”

Humility: Submit your work on the text and invite the critique and examination of others without defensiveness. Others help to improve your contribution. Humility reminds you that you are not your work. If it stands or falls, you are still loved by God. Humility makes you immensely happy! ~Timothy Gombis, Professor of New Testament, Grand […]

Personae non Gratae? The Precarious Adjunct Life

By Ryan Jackson | Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary As a student, I always suspected adjunct professors were personae non gratae among the serious academic community. This perception, I now believe, is the impression of a sophomoric imagination. In my lengthy career as an impoverished student— a career I might have gladly extended had the remuneration been […]