Who has said this and is it true? New Testament exegesis and the search for answers

Most of us who study the New Testament spent a portion of everyday simply reading over a text. Day after day week after week. We hope to find something new and helpful to say. It is a fact of scholarship that over time commentaries on particular books fall into ruts. A theological fight breaks out … Continue reading Who has said this and is it true? New Testament exegesis and the search for answers

Slang, Black Culture, and the PhD (or why NT scholars read stuff that has nothing to do with the New Testament)

  A little thought experiment might help ¬†explain how I understand the work of New Testament scholarship. Say ¬†you come across a note written by a young Esau McCaulley from around the year AD 2000. On it you find the following words: Maine, I am trying to tell you, your boy got miked during the … Continue reading Slang, Black Culture, and the PhD (or why NT scholars read stuff that has nothing to do with the New Testament)