Class is Over, but Keep Studying with a Tough Topics Bundle

It’s that time in the academic year when professors emerge from marking papers and exams looking like they’ve been released from prison. It’s also that time when high-strung undergraduates and seminary students suddenly seem to float off the ground as the burden of classwork and final exam prep slides off their aching shoulders. But it’s […]

Recap of “Closing the Gap” Conference in Durham

Words by Justin Allison, Photos by Tavis Bohlinger* On June 18th and 19th, students, staff, and local attendees gathered in Durham for an international conference entitled “Closing the Gap: Best Practices for Integrating Historical and Theological Exegesis.” The aim was to host a conversation on the practice of theological interpretation, as opposed to the more abundant theoretical reflections upon […]

Garrick Allen on “What makes a good Biblical Scholar or Theologian?”

Persistence. Dealing with failure and rejection are inherent parts of the academic game, be it in journal submissions, book proposals, conference papers, job applications, grant applications, fellowships, awards, or promotion. Despite the inherent difficulties involved in being constantly rejected, I’ve found that these experiences almost always make my scholarship better, even if it’s just to […]

Day Three of the St Andrews Atonement Symposium 2018

Photos by Tavis Bohlinger Over the past week, theLAB has been granting unprecedented access to one of the best academic symposiums for biblical studies and theology in the UK, the St Andrews Symposium on Atonement. Today we cover the third and final day of the event (see also the recap, Day One and Day Two), […]

Conference Alert: The 2nd Biblical Hebrew Linguistics and Philology Workshop, Hebrew University

This is short notice, but if you can make it out to Jerusalem in less than two weeks’ time, you’ll enjoy the privilege of attending BHLaP 2018 (that acronym stands for Biblical Hebrew Linguistics and Philology).* The event, convened by Edit Doron and Robert Holmstedt, will feature 18 scholars from around Israel, and a half […]

Day Two of the St Andrews Atonement Symposium 2018

Photos by Tavis Bohlinger Day Two of the St Andrews Atonement Symposium included plenary addresses by David Moffitt (University of St Andrews), David Wright (Brandeis University), and Martha Himmelfarb (Princeton University). Attendees were treated to a delicious lunch—including salmon cakes—but the most anticipated event, as in previous years, was the Symposium Dinner hosted by St. […]

Day One of the St Andrews Atonement Symposium 2018

Photos by Tavis Bohlinger Yesterday we published a recap of the St Andrews Atonement Symposium 2018 written by Justin Duff, one of the three outstanding organizers of the event. Today and the rest of this week theLAB will publish an extended photo essay of the Symposium, as a means to enable our readers to participate […]

St Andrews Atonement Symposium Recap

Words by Justin Duff, University of St Andrews; Photos by Tavis Bohlinger* Last week, my co-organizers and I had the pleasure of hosting the 2018 St Andrews Symposium for Biblical and Early Christian Studies. The theme and title of this year’s symposium was Atonement: Sin, Sacrifice, and Salvation in Jewish and Christian Antiquity. Beginning in […]

How Logos is Helping BW Users Transition

The following is the official statement of Logos Bible Software concerning the very unfortunate news that BibleWorks is closing shop. We’re sorry to hear BibleWorks is going out of business. At the end of the day, we’re all in this to help Christians grow through deep study of the Word. If you’re a BibleWorks user, […]

Todd Still on “What makes a good Biblical Scholar or Theologian?”

“Sympathy, curiosity, industry, creativity, intentionality, honesty, and responsibility.”
~Todd Still, Charles J. and Eleanor McLerran DeLancey Dean & William M. Hinson Professor of Christian Scriptures, Baylor University, Truett Seminary