Wednesday, November 28, 2012

Congratulations to award winning David Moffitt

You may remember David Allen’s Chrisendom review here, and now we are delighted to announce that David Moffitt has won an award for his important book, Atonement and the Logic of Resurrection in the Epistle to the Hebrews.

“David Moffitt, an assistant professor of New Testament and Greek, is one of 10 young scholars from around the world who has been named a recipient of the Manfred Lautenschläger Award for Theological Promise 2013”

Click here to find out about it all. Congrats, Dave!

Thursday, November 22, 2012

My reaction to the synod vote on women bishops

I overhear someone talking about the result on the plane to the UK and I'm like:

first reactionMy initial reaction:

kidding me I go and check it online: 


first anger

Then it sinks in a bit and I'm:


But more like:

sad Then I consider what the press will do with this and I'm: chocked I think about what sort of things I will say to my secular friends, and realise I will sound like:

tosaytochurchAnd then I consider meeting our gifted and brilliant female ordinands at college next week, and know I will go to work like this:


I hope you appreciate my culturally trendy use of “like” in the above, because it pained me to write it.


In all seriousness, the result is not a joking matter. Join with me in praying for our female clergy and ordinands, that they will not loose hope but remain steadfast, courageous and graciously forgiving, fixing their eyes on Jesus till we see this through another day.

Wednesday, November 14, 2012

Things to do at SBL

1) Sniff around the book hall, trying not to let the book-lust salivation get out of hand

2) Meet with friends

3) Drink coffee

4) Perhaps go to a couple of papers, but most importantly …

5) repeat the book hall sniffing every day


If you see me, come and say hello … unless I don't like you, of course.

Sunday, November 04, 2012

Did the Earliest Christians Believe Jesus was God?

FlyerHere is the hilarious flyer they have kindly circulated on campus at Loyola. Quintessentially British! Too good to pass up! And tis true, I was celebrating the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee when this was taken – Her Majesty was about to pass by in her boat on the Thames! And, of course, it was raining!

Still, they could have found worst pictures online, I suppose. Thanks for that, Jim.

So, did the earliest Christians believe Jesus was God? Spoiler alert! My lecture takes about 45 minutes to say, “Yes!”

On the fly, here, so will sig off before verbosity gets the better of me.