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May 27 2014, 11AM

Hi Friends, I just wanted to point you in the direction of a recent interview I did about my book Entering the Fray. Thanks to Matt Montonini for doing the interview on his "New Testament Perspectives" blog and encouraging others to dig into the book. Che... [Books] [Interview] [Michael Halcomb]

May 5, 7AM

I am pleased to announce today, the release of a new language resource for students.  The title of the project is:Start Here! Grammatical Foundations for Students of New Testament Greek (A Student-Friendly Video Series). As the title suggests, this r... [Bible] [grammar] [Greek] [Michael Halcomb]

April 7, 9AM

In Kentucky, school gets called off, delayed, or ends early for many weather related events.  My kids have missed more school this year than I think I ever missed in one year during my time as a student in K-12.  It has been a crazy winter for K... [kentucky] [Michael Halcomb] [UK] [Wildcats]

April 3, 7AM

Recently I had an opportunity to sit down with a friend and colleague, J. Klay Harrison, to discuss the newly launched (International) Ancient Greek Honor Society. The name of the society is Gamma Rho Kappa (GRK; see the logo to the left).  In the in... [Greek] [GRK] [Interview] [Michael Halcomb]

April 1, 1PM

Before too long we will be celebrating the birthday of one of our children.  We look forward to birthdays in the Halcomb household for several reasons, including the ones that most people enjoy:  We celebrate each other and with each other, we g... [Christianity] [Michael Halcomb] [Missions]

March 31, 9AM

I just got word that my second paper (which is the limit for presenters) was accepted for the 2014 annual Society of Biblical Literature meeting in San Diego. This paper will be presented in the "Applied Linguistics for Biblical Studies" section and is t... [Greek] [Michael Halcomb] [SBL] [Society of Biblical Literature]

March 27, 7AM

Hi friends,I want to draw your attention to two FREE good videos, one of N.T. Wright and one of Greg Boyd, which you can see below.  In addition, I want to draw your attention to a free article by Steve Runge which you can download HERE.  Hope y... [Bible] [free] [Michael Halcomb]

March 26, 8AM

Yesterday I started reading a book that I'm reviewing for a journal, a book that I'm already finding quite interesting.  This new (2013) work by Michael J. Thate is published by Mohr Siebeck in their WUNT series and is titled Remembrance of Things Pa... [Bible] [book review] [Michael Halcomb] [Review]

March 25, 8AM

In the first post of this series, which you can read HERE, I talked about the notion of being wrong as a Bible scholar.  In my discussion I considered the dangers of feeling like one always has to be right as well as the fears of being wrong.  I... [Bible] [Michael Halcomb] [scholarship]

March 24, 2PM

Today I'm starting a series built around the theme "On Being A Bible Scholar." In each post of this series I am basically going to use some noun or adjective to help describe certain types of Bible scholars or certain characteristics of Bible scholars. ... [Bible] [Michael Halcomb] [scholarship]

March 21, 10AM

Here's a portion of the flyer for the upcoming "Theological Educators Forum on Orality" that I'll be participating in.  In this presentation, which comes on the heels of one I gave at a conference last week titled "Never Trust a Greek...Professor: Re... [Bible] [erasmian] [Grek] [Michael Halcomb] [Orality] [performance] [theology]

March 3, 8AM

Hello friends, I am pleased today to announce the release of my newest book, co-authored with Dr. Fred Long, titled Speak Koine Greek: A Conversational Phrasebook.  Speak Koine Greek contains over 240 sayings, expressions, phrases, idioms, and figure... [Conversational Koine] [GlossaHouse] [Greek] [Koine Greek] [Michael Halcomb]

February 14, 10AM

I'm pleased to announce today that my newest book, Ποῦ Οἱ Σταφυλῖνοι  Εἰσιν; (Where Are The Carrots?) is on sale for $7.65 HERE at Amazon.com.  Ποῦ Οἱ Σταφυλῖνοι  Εἰσιν; is a short story ... [Books] [chilren's books] [GlossaHouse] [Greek] [Koine Greek] [Michael Halcmb]

February 12, 12 PM

I am pleased to announce today, the publication of a new children's book that I, along with my wife and daughter, worked together on and which has been published by GlossaHouse. The title, Ποῦ Αἱ Σταφυλαὶ Εἰσιν; (Where Are The Carrot... [book] [children] [GlossaHouse] [Greek] [Koine Greek] [Michael Halcomb]

February 11, 3PM

Here is a performance that I recorded of Dr. David Rhoads performing Philemon at the 2013 SBL pre-conference Performance Criticism event in Baltimore, MD. Enjoy! [David Rhoads] [Michael Halcomb] [New Testament] [performance] [Performance criticism]

February 6, 9AM

Despite having finished the Ph.D., life has not slowed down; indeed, I'm still just as busy as ever...maybe even more so.  In addition to teaching 8 classes at the Conversational Koine Institute this semester and launching the CKI podcast, among othe... [Conferences] [Michael Halcomb] [papers] [Presentations]

January 23, 10AM

A FREE dramatic audio recording of Genesis 1:1-5 in Koine Greek has been posted over at the Conversational Koine Institute.  Check it out and even download it.  While you're there, have a look around the site and come learn to speak biblical Gre... [Audio] [Conversational Biblical Greek] [Conversational Koine Institute] [Greek] [Koine] [Michael Halcomb]

January 22, 1PM

As many of you know, I have been serving in some capacity in a church for over a decade now.  I love the church.  I'm an advocate of "church renewal," which we good Methodists talk a lot about.  Not only do I think church renewal is needed,... [church] [Michael Halcomb] [Ministry] [pastor]

January 17, 8AM

This week I made it into chapter 1 of Colossians Remixed and I must say, it was a bit more amenable to me than the preface.  Here, the authors do some of what they forecasted in the preface with regards to allowing the types of persons/students they ... [Bible] [book review] [Colossians] [Colossians Remixed] [Michael Halcomb]

January 10, 9AM

A number of years ago I came across a book by Brian Walsh and Sylvia Keesmaat titled Colossians Remixed: Subverting the Empire. At the time, I didn't pick it up or give it much thought. Recently, however, I was invited to be part of a very small reading... [Biblical Studies] [book review] [Colossians] [Michael Halcomb]

December 24 2013, 11AM

During Christmastime, in the Christian tradition, we hear over and over that Jesus is God made flesh. To put it differently, Jesus is the "God-man". The traditional teaching in Christianity is that the Holy Spirit overshadowed Mary, she miraculously conce... [Advent] [Christmas] [jesus] [Jesus Birth Series] [Michael Halcomb]

8AM

What better time than Christmas to resurrect old arguments about the birth of Jesus, right? Let's take, for example, the dated notion that Mary, the mother of Jesus, was raped by a Roman soldier named Panthera. This, actually, is a viewpoint that the mode... [Advent] [Celsus] [Christmas] [jesus] [Jesus Birth Series] [Michael Halcomb] [origen] [Panthera] [Virgin Mary]

December 23, 4PM

Throughout Christian history, the magi (Grk: μαγοι) have become a central part in Jesus' birth narrative. Yet, there are some good reasons for us to step back, survey their roles in the story, and ask some new questions. We shall start with questions... [Advent] [Christmas] [jesus] [Jesus Birth Series] [Magi] [Michael Halcomb]

10AM

In my previous post on this series (A Miraculous Conception?), I raised a number of questions that Christians must ask and attempt to answer when thinking about Jesus' birth in its ancient context. I also showed a number of ancient accounts of the births ... [Advent] [jesus] [Jesus Birth Series] [Michael Halcomb] [Nancy Tillman] [New Testament]

6AM

For a great majority of Christians, the "virgin conception / birth" of Jesus is a cherished belief. In fact, I recall stumbling across a poll a couple of years back which said that something like 91% of Americans believed that Jesus was conceived of a vir... [Advent] [antiquity] [Christmas] [Jesus Birth Series] [Michael Halcomb] [Miracles] [New Testament]

December 22, 10AM

A few years ago, I attended one of Ron Luce's "Acquire The Fire" events and quite enjoyed myself. I was a youth minister at the time and had taken my students to the event mainly because the renowned apologist, Josh McDowell, was speaking. Prior to attend... [Advent] [Christmas] [jesus] [Jesus Birth Series] [Michael Halcomb] [Prophecy]

December 21, 1PM

On the heels of a brief discussion that previous post brought up, namely, controversies surrounding the birth of Jesus, I thought I'd start a brief series during Advent that explored, in context, that very subject. Since I was asked to decipher some of th... [Advent] [Christmas] [Isa.] [jesus] [Jesus Birth Series] [Michael Halcomb] [Mt.] [Nativity] [Virgin Mary]

December 13, 6AM

In the past, I know that scholars such as Ben Witherington have made mention of the fact that Jesus' family was not turned away from an inn; I will argue the same thing here. However, in addition to the textual evidence that exists (which Witherington pic... [Advent] [Christmas] [Christmas Tradition] [Michael Halcomb] [scripture]

December 11, 11AM

My conviction is that in a skeptical world, Christians need to do their homework, know their facts and have their story straight! This is especially true when it comes to Scripture. All believers should be studied up! It is incredibly important to me that... [Advent] [Christmas] [Christmas Tradition] [Michael Halcomb] [Was Jesus born in a cave] [where was jesus born]

December 10, 7AM

There are a few things I love about the Christmas season and then there are some things that just straight up bother me. One thing that really irks me is when Christmas tradition replaces Scriptural truth and teachings. So, I am going to do a short series... [Christmas Carols] [Christmas Tradition] [Michael Halcomb] [scripture]

December 9, 8AM

I am pleased to announce the "Call for Papers" for the "Mark Group" at 2014 annual Stone-Campbell Journal Conference.  For more details see the flyer below.  All submissions related to Mk are welcome.* Please note that 1 paper has already been a... [gospel of mark] [Mark Group] [Michael Halcomb] [SCJC]

7AM

I ran across an intriguing piece of information today regarding Christmas & the Bible back in 1952. Of course, Harry Truman was the president during this period and if you didn't already know, this was also when the new RSV (Revised Standard Version) ... [Advent] [blogging] [Christmas] [Michael Halcomb] [RSV] [Virgin Mary]

December 8, 8AM

A couple of years ago a number of mega-Churches decided that they would close down on Christmas Day, which fell on a Sunday. As many of you are aware, this provoked a lot of controversy. As I listened to the arguments on both sides (I also partook in them... [Advent] [Christmas] [Christmas Tradition] [Michael Halcomb] [scripture]

December 7, 9AM

It is this time of year when I often hear folks lamenting (especially preachers!!!) over how "commercialized" Christmas has become. On the one hand, folks want to complain that the "reason for the season" has been forgotten, but on the other hand, they g... [Advent] [Christmas] [Michael Halcomb]

December 6, 11AM

Recently (12/16/07) I preached on the genealogy of Jesus, something I had never attempted before. (I think that visiting the graveyard last week where a number of my relatives are buried is what ultimately got me reflecting on the genealogies.) Anyways, a... [Advent] [Christmas] [jesus] [Michael Halcomb]

December 5, 10AM

A few years ago this book was being given away online.  Here it is again, at no cost.  Download this free book titled The First Christmas: The Story Of Jesus' Birth In History And Tradition, which is about 70 pages in length and contains es... [Advent] [Christmas] [free books] [jesus] [Michael Halcomb]

December 4, 4PM

For the most part, today has been stressful.  Why?  Because I spent it preparing for my 4pm dissertation defense.  Having the whole day to do that is draining.  But it was worth it.  I'm glad to share the news with you all that I ... [Dissertation] [Michael Halcomb] [PhD]

8AM

At Christmastime especially, it is not uncommon to hear Jesus being referred to as Emmanuel. Or wait, is it Immanuel? Christmas cards say it, parishoners and carolers sing it, preachers wax eloquent on it, churches are named after it, but...How is it re... [Advent] [Christmas] [Michael Halcomb] [Nativity]

December 3, 8AM

This is a post I wrote a few years ago that I have been re-sharing each Advent season.  I hope you find it thought-provoking and helpful.  Happy Advent!  *Note: My kids' ages have changed since I first wrote this but since they are still yo... [Advent] [Christmas] [Holidays] [Michael Halcomb] [Santa]

December 2, 7AM

Today begins a number of posts/reposts on Pisteuomen dealing with Advent.  I hope to continue this through the rest of the Advent season.  I'm a Christian. But I'm a Christian who, to be quite frank, is just incredibly sick and tired of a lot t... [Advent] [Christmas] [Christmas Tradition] [jesus] [Michael Halcomb] [Santa]

October 27, 12 PM

It has become somewhat of a tradition to repost here on Pisteuomen a piece I wrote a few years back regarding the relationship between Christians and Halloween.  Each year I have posted this, great conversation has been sparked and I hope that the sa... [halloween] [Michael Halcomb] [Christianity] [Holidays]

September 26, 6AM

Here's a humorous little video, playing off of the popular "Hitler freakout" meme that's been floating around for a while, about the demise of the Erasmian pronunciation. Enjoy and then check out the Conversational Koine Institute. [Biblical Greek] [Conversational Koine Institute] [Koine Greek] [Koine] [CKI] [Greek] [Michael Halcomb]

September 16, 6AM

Growing up in the Bible Belt, the terms "Bible Thumper" or "Bible Thumpin'" are heard often.  They're typically used in a negative way to describe a so-called Christian who is a legalistic moralist or someone who just goes over-the-top in their appro... [Bible] [Michael Halcomb] [humor]

September 13, 10AM

Hello friends, I just wanted to let you know that Kingdom Rhetoric: New Testament Explorations in Honor of Ben Witherington III is now available for purchase in print.  I think the digital copy will be ready within the next 2-4 weeks.  You can r... [New Testament] [Books] [Ben Witherington] [Michael Halcomb]

August 26, 10AM

"Honest," "moving," "vulnerable" and "transparent" are some words that describe this short video. Please, take a few minutes out of your day to give it a watch. [hope] [faith] [Michael Halcomb] [God] [Christianity] [love]

August 4, 10AM

Hello friends.  Today I am pleased to announce the publication and release of a new volume I have edited titled Kingdom Rhetoric: New Testament Explorations in Honor of Ben Witherington III.  The book will likely be available for purchase some t... [Books] [Kingdom Rhetoric] [Rhetoric] [Michael Halcomb]

July 25, 1PM

Hello friends, I just wanted to announce today the launch of the Conversational Koine Institute's new blog.   The blog will deal with any variety of topics having to do with Biblical (Koine) Greek.  Over the next month and a half or so, we're go... [Conversational Koine] [Biblical Greek] [Conversational Koine Institute] [Speak Biblical Greek] [Michael Halcomb]

July 22, 9AM

I was pleasantly surprised yesterday, when perusing the latest issue of JSNT (Journal for the Study of the New Testament), 35/1 (Aug., 2013): 3, to find that my book Entering the Fray: A Primer on New Testament Issues for the Church and Academy was review... [New Testament] [Entering the Fray] [Books] [Michael Halcomb] [Biblical Studies]

July 20, 7AM

Check out the new video by and for the Conversational Koine Institute.  Feel free to share.  To inquire about or enroll for upcoming classes, go HERE. [Speak Greek] [Conversational Koine] [Biblical Greek] [Conversational Koine Institute] [Speak Biblical Greek] [Ancient Greek]

July 18, 9AM

Today I'm pleased to announce that registration for the Greek 1 class (Fall 2013) with the Conversational Koine Institue is now open to all. Check out the flyer below for more details. You can get more details on classes HERE and inquire about or regist... [Biblical Greek] [Koine Greek] [Koine] [Books] [New Testament Greek] [Greek] [Michael Halcomb] [Ancient Greek]

July 12, 1PM

Dear friends, I am pleased today to announce the release of my sixth book which is titled 800 Words and Images: A New Testament Greek Vocabulary Builder. Along with audio companion files, this work was printed in color with GlossaHouse and is pe... [Biblical Greek] [Koine Greek] [Koine] [Books] [New Testament Greek] [Greek] [Michael Halcomb] [Ancient Greek]

June 13, 8AM

Hello everyone, I wanted to share the news with you today that a new biblical/theological and ancient languages publisher, GlossaHouse, has officially launched its website. GlossaHouse states that it has the "vision of creating innovative Greek resources... [Conversational Biblical Greek] [Conversational Koine] [Conversational Koine Institute] [Koine Greek] [Koine] [Conversational Greek] [Greek] [GlossaHouse] [Michael Halcomb] [Ancient Greek]

June 11, 7AM

Today, I am very pleased to announce the formal partnership between Asbury Theological Seminary & the Conversational Koine Institute.  The partnership is built around the development of a Greek Certificate Program.  This means that those who... [Conversational Biblical Greek] [Conversational Koine] [Conversational Koine Institute] [Koine Greek] [Koine] [Conversational Greek] [Greek] [GlossaHouse] [Michael Halcomb] [Ancient Greek]

June 6, 1PM

Today the Conversational Koine Institute launched its "Bring CKI To You" initiative.  Essentially, this initiative allows individuals, groups, or institutions to bring the Conversational Koine Institute to them. Put differently, you no longer have t... [Conversational Biblical Greek] [Conversational Koine] [Conversational Koine Institute] [Koine Greek] [Koine] [Conversational Greek] [Greek] [GlossaHouse] [Michael Halcomb] [Ancient Greek]

May 22, 12 PM

Check out this silly comic short that I recently made. Oh, and if you want to learn biblical Greek / Koine Greek online, then the Conversational Koine Institute is the place to do it. Check out the website and register for upcoming events and classes at w... [Conversational Biblical Greek] [Conversational Koine] [Conversational Koine Institute] [Koine Greek] [Koine] [Conversational Greek] [Greek] [GlossaHouse] [Michael Halcomb] [Ancient Greek]

May 16, 11AM

Today, my local city/county newspaper published a very nice, full-page interview about the Conversational Koine Institute.  The online version, which I assume most of you will read, seems small in comparison to the actual print version but in my ... [Conversational Biblical Greek] [Conversational Koine] [Conversational Koine Institute] [Koine Greek] [Koine] [Conversational Greek] [Greek] [GlossaHouse] [Michael Halcomb] [Ancient Greek]

May 13, 7AM

Dear readers and lovers of Greek, I want to share with you a limited-time opportunity. At the end of June CKI is host the first ever online weekend immersion workshop for Koine Greek taught by myself and Jordan Day. Currently we only have 3-4 spots... [Conversational Biblical Greek] [Conversational Koine] [Conversational Koine Institute] [Koine Greek] [Koine] [Conversational Greek] [Greek] [GlossaHouse] [Michael Halcomb] [Ancient Greek]

May 12, 11AM

Today I am pleased to announce the release of my latest book, co-authored with my friend Jordan Day, titled ἡ ὁδός: The Path To Learning Greek.  This book is an illustrated guide (all "in color"!) meant to help students on their journ... [Conversational Biblical Greek] [Conversational Koine] [Conversational Koine Institute] [Koine Greek] [Koine] [Conversational Greek] [Greek] [GlossaHouse] [Michael Halcomb] [Ancient Greek]
On the heels of yesterday's release of my fifth book, ἡ ὁδός: The Path to Learning Greek, I am happy to announce today that the Kindle version is now available.  You can get it by clicking HERE.  You can get the print version by ... [Conversational Biblical Greek] [Conversational Koine] [Conversational Koine Institute] [Koine Greek] [Koine] [Conversational Greek] [Greek] [GlossaHouse] [Michael Halcomb] [Ancient Greek]

May 9, 8AM

Hello friends.  I was recently interviewed, along with several others, about some of the keys or "secrets" to learning a foreign language.  Of course, much more was said during the course of the interview but they extracted a nice little chu... [Koine Greek] [Interview] [Language] [Greek] [Michael Halcomb] [Linguistics]

April 29, 10AM

Hello readers, I just wanted to let you all know that the Kindle version of my latest book A Handbook of Ancient Greek Grammatical Terms is now available.  You can get it HERE.  If digital books are not your thing you can also pick up the pr... [Conversational Koine] [Biblical Greek] [Conversational Koine Institute] [Koine Greek] [CKI] [Greek] [Michael Halcomb]

April 25, 4PM

Hello friends! I am pleased today to announce the release of my newest publication. The book is titled A Handbook of Ancient Greek Grammatical Terms: Greek-English and English-Greek. This work is part of the "AGROS" series that is being produced by... [Conversational Koine] [Biblical Greek] [Conversational Koine Institute] [Koine Greek] [CKI] [Greek] [Michael Halcomb]

April 23, 6PM

Have you ever tried to learn Greek but just couldn't get it?  Did you feel confused and alone?  Well, then you can probably relate to the guy in this video.  But...consider this your invitation to overcome!  That's right, the Conv... [Conversational Koine] [Biblical Greek] [Conversational Koine Institute] [Koine Greek] [CKI] [Greek] [Michael Halcomb]

April 18, 8AM

Can you relate to Frank?  Well then you're not alone.  In fact there are a plethora of folks who can relate. Indeed, for the many students who go through college or seminary taking Greek classes can seem daunting.  Part of the reason f... [Conversational Koine] [Biblical Greek] [Conversational Koine Institute] [Koine Greek] [CKI] [Greek] [Michael Halcomb]

April 15, 6AM

Do you have a busy schedule?  Do you wish there was a way that you could spend more time in texts like the Bible?  Do you wish that you could learn ancient Greek so that you could engage texts like the Greek New Testament more responsibility... [Conversational Koine] [Biblical Greek] [Conversational Koine Institute] [Koine Greek] [CKI] [Greek] [Michael Halcomb]

April 12, 8AM

Hi friends, I wanted to briefly draw your attention to the Conversational Koine Institute's new app that is available for FREE on the Android market.  This is just another way that CKI, the institute that helps you "Get Greek!", wants to connect ... [Conversational Koine] [Biblical Greek] [Conversational Koine Institute] [Koine Greek] [CKI] [Greek] [Michael Halcomb]

April 8, 6AM

Interested in learning Koine Greek? Well, now you can in a fun, laid back, and cost-effective way with a minimal weekly time commitment.  Check out our upcoming online classes and events HERE and register HERE. As the video below points out, you ... [Conversational Koine] [Biblical Greek] [Conversational Koine Institute] [Koine Greek] [Speak Biblical Greek] [Greek] [Michael Halcomb]

April 2, 8AM

Do you want to learn biblical Greek? Do you want to learn to speak Koine Greek? Well, find out how you can learn to speak Koine Greek by watching the video below. Enrollment for upcoming classes is now open, which you can learn more about HERE. We ... [Conversational Biblical Greek] [Conversational Koine] [Biblical Greek] [Conversational Koine Institute] [Koine Greek] [Speak Biblical Greek] [Koine] [Conversational Greek] [Michael Halcomb] [Ancient Greek]

March 27, 9AM

Have you ever wanted to learn biblical Greek?  Have you ever tried to learn biblical Greek?  Have you ever wished you could retain biblical Greek?  Well, now you can learn.  Even more, you can learn to speak biblical Greek. &nbs... [Conversational Biblical Greek] [Conversational Koine] [Biblical Greek] [Conversational Koine Institute] [Koine Greek] [Speak Biblical Greek] [Koine] [Conversational Greek] [Michael Halcomb] [Ancient Greek]

March 26, 9AM

Hello friends, I just wanted to let you all know that CKI (Conversational Koine Institute) has officially launched its Facebook page.  In addition to CKI's site being updated, information will now also funnel through Facebook.  Please check ... [Conversational Biblical Greek] [Conversational Koine] [Biblical Greek] [Conversational Koine Institute] [Koine Greek] [Koine] [Conversational Greek] [Michael Halcomb] [Ancient Greek]

March 25, 7AM

Do you want to learn ancient Greek?  Do you want to be able to engage your New Testament on a different level?  Well, why not let CKI help you with that? Following on the heels of my recent website launch for the Conversational Koine I... [Conversational Biblical Greek] [Conversational Koine] [Biblical Greek] [Conversational Koine Institute] [Koine Greek] [Koine] [Conversational Greek] [Michael Halcomb] [Ancient Greek]

March 22, 10AM

Hello friends. I just wanted to bring to your attention a new Greek website that has just launched. The website is of the Conversational Koine Institute, an endeavor that I have started and which you can learn more about at www.CovnersationalKoine.c... [Conversational Biblical Greek] [Conversational Koine] [Biblical Greek] [Conversational Koine Institute] [Koine Greek] [CKI] [Conversational Greek] [Greek] [Michael Halcomb]

March 14, 8AM

Hi friends, I just wanted to drop a quick note to let you know that People of the Book: Inviting Communities Into Biblical Interpretation is currently a featured title over at Wipf & Stock.  Head on over there, check it out, and get your copy to... [People of the Book] [Books] [Michael Halcomb]

February 19, 9AM

While I haven't had the opportunity to blog as much as I'd like to lately, I did want to drop a note to my readers today regarding the book I co-authored with my buddy Tim McNinch.  As you all know, we wrote People of the Book: Inviting Communiti... [Biblical Interpretation] [People of the Book] [Michael Halcomb]

February 1, 3PM

Beyond events such as 9/11, the Gulf War, the War in Iraq, and the War in Afghanistan, I have witnessed in my lifetime countless other acts of violence in our world.  On a more personal level, I have both seen and experienced physical violence a... [theology] [Guns] [violence] [Michael Halcomb] [Christianity]

January 31, 11AM

As those of you who have been reading this series know, thus far I have been systematically working  through passages of the New Testament that are used by pro-gun advocates to promote their agenda of owning and using guns.  To see those post... [theology] [Guns] [violence] [Michael Halcomb] [Christianity]

January 30, 3PM

Hello everyone, I am happy to announce today that my book Entering the Fray: A Primer on New Testament Issues for the Church & Academy was released in Kindle format today.  Best of all, the prices is less than $10.00!  That's right, you can... [theology] [Entering the Fray] [Books] [kindle] [Michael Halcomb]

January 28, 7AM

Recently I had the opportunity to read A. Scott Moreau's new work titled Contextualization in World Missions: Mapping and Assessing Evangelical Models.  I want to say "Thank you!" to Kregel for the gratis review copy.  I also want to say "Kud... [theology] [Bible] [Missions] [Contextualization] [Michael Halcomb]

January 27, 10AM

Thus far in my series on the relationship between Christians and guns, I have dealt with a number of passages in the New Testament that pro-gun advocates attempt to use in their agenda to favorably link Jesus to guns and Christianity or Christians to g... [theology] [Guns] [violence] [Michael Halcomb] [Christianity]

January 26, 4PM

Since I wrote the last post in the series, there have been a handful of school shootings take place in the U.S., not to mention a pastor whose son killed him, his wife, and his siblings with the guns they had in their home. A study was also released wh... [theology] [Guns] [violence] [Michael Halcomb] [Christianity]