If the New Testament was composed in a predominately oral-aural Mediterranean culture of the first century - then why is there an almost obsessive, reliance on print methods not found in the first century? This, and other, questions rise as I dig deeper in my research. Here are three initial observations in my research: 1. … Continue reading 3 Observations about First-Century Oral Culture and Biblical Studies
I am reading through the Gospel of Mark in the Greek in preparation for writing my dissertation. I have noticed something new in my appreciation of the text and the implied author's narrative voice. The "sounds" of the text. Too often I read the Biblical text with an eye for grammatical constructions and sentence structure, … Continue reading Paying attention to “sounds”
First draft finished! (On May 26, but I haven't updated my blog yet...) I wrote this proposal in two months, and I'm hoping that it should be ready to send to the doctoral committee by early fall (deadline is mid-November). I'm in a bit of a research slump as I wait - and that's not a … Continue reading Research Proposal – Draft One
I'm happy to note that on Monday Mar 9 I was accepted to UNISA for entrance into the Doctor of Literature and Philosophy in Biblical Studies (New Testament). I plan on working in the area of Performance Critical Method in Mark's Gospel and the theme of offense. (I am finalizing registration with UNISA and then … Continue reading Accepted
So I am no longer with The Light Magazine (as of May 13, 2013). I was offered a position at Northwest Baptist Seminary, part of ACTS Seminaries and Trinity Western University as the Executive Assistant to the Dean. I am thrilled to be joining NBS in this role. I start on Aug 15. Now I … Continue reading Career Update…
11 months later - I need to dust off the moth balls off my biblioblog. I am now working for a publication called The Light Magazine out of Southern B.C., Canada. It is a Christian lifestyle magazine that seeks to encourage, engage and connect its readers in the Christian community and beyond. I get to … Continue reading Working for a Christian Publication
Last november I received a copy of a research piece I assisted in for the Canadian Society of Church History. It was an appendix to their 50 year anniversary issue, listing all papers, speeches presented. It includes a subject index, author index, papers presented list and so forth. It's great to finally be published in … Continue reading I’ve been published!
I have no idea where 8 months just went without adding any content to my blog! Needless to say I'll try to organize my schedule to allow time to add new material. I have joined a Karl Barth reading group, so I will probably add my reflections on what I'm reading. (I'm new to Barth … Continue reading What happened?
I would like to say farewell to the decade that was 2000 to 2009. I will miss you. We had some good times and definitely some rough patches. I got married, graduated with my Master of Theological studies and was blessed with a daughter. I guess those three items outweigh the bad times....oh happy new year - … Continue reading Farewell to a decade.
Wishing everyone a merry Christmas and a Happy New Year! I will get back to the blog when the holiday season winds down.