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November 22 2017, 2PM

We had a great meeting for the Pastoral Epistles study group at ETS last week, with strong attendance for four helpful papers. For our first paper we invited Fred Sanders, one of the leading systematic theologians in evangelicalism today. I had noticed a ... [ETS Study Group] [Pastoral Epistles|2 Timothy] [theology]

November 21, 8AM

In 2016 a third edition of Women in the Church: An Interpretation and Application of 1 Timothy 2:9–15 edited by Andreas J. Köstenberger and Thomas R. Schreiner was published. Although Baker published the first two editions, this version is published b... [Books] [church leadership] [Pastoral Epistles|1 Timothy|1 Timothy 2]

November 20, 2PM

Chuck Bumgardner has pointed out a helpful review (in English) of a recent monograph on the Pastorals which we listed in a previous post on recent dissertations on the Pastorals. Korinna Zamfir has reviewed for RBL this monograph: Luttenberger, Joram. P... [Books]

November 13, 12 PM

If you are coming to ETS this week, I hope you will plan to come to our Pastoral Epistles session. We have a great slate of papers once again this year. Here is the information on our session. 11/16/2017 8:30 AM-11:40 AM Convention Center — Room 550 A P... [Uncategorized] [ETS]

August 21, 7PM

Chuck Bumgardner has once again done us the wonderful service of compiling a list of publications from the year (2016). This is an excellent resource for anyone trying to stay abreast of scholarship on the Pastorals. If you know of an item that should be ... [Books]

August 3, 11AM

The oft provocative author, Douglas Wilson, has a new commentary on the Pastoral Epistles which will release soon. While I don’t always agree with Wilson (with whom do I always agree?!) I appreciate his writing, wit and straightforwardness. I am loo... [Books]

April 17, 10AM

Sitting on my desk in my “to be read” pile is the recent commentary on 2 Timothy by Craig Smith in the Readings series published by Sheffield Phoenix Press. I am keen to read this commentary because I had the privilege of meeting Craig several... [Article Links] [Pastoral Epistles|2 Timothy] [Reviews]

December 4 2016, 7PM

At his Patheos blog, Michael Bird recently cited a lengthy portion from Helmut Koester’s History and Literature of Early Christianity where Koester argues that 2 Timothy (which he takes as pseudonymous) was written from Philippi. After mentioning the va... [Authorship] [Pastoral Epistles|2 Timothy]

November 22, 8AM

We had a great session at the Pastoral Epistles study group at ETS last week with four strong papers. I was pleased to announce in our session that the latest issue of the Southeastern Theological Review has been released and is devoted to the Pastoral Ep... [Article Links] [backgrounds] [ethics] [faithful sayings] [Pastoral Epistles|1 Timothy|1 Timothy 5]

November 11, 8AM

If you are coming to ETS next week in San Antonio, I hope you will join us for our study group on the Pastorals. We have a great line up of papers again this year as you can see from the schedule below. I have included the room, date, time, speakers and t... [Authorship] [backgrounds] [Pastoral Epistles|1 Timothy|1 Timothy 4] [theology]

September 22, 7AM

The latest issue of the Journal of Biblical Literature contains Michel Gourgues’s article, “Jesus’s Testimony before Pilate in 1 Timothy 6:13” (JBL 135:3 [2016]: 639-48)- the abstract can be viewed here. Gourgues notes the fact that outside of the... [Article Links] [Pastoral Epistles|1 Timothy|1 Timothy 6]

July 17, 7PM

Aldred Genade’s book, The Letter To Titus: The Qualified Pastor: How to Lead and Manage God’s Church the Right Way, is free on Kindle through tomorrow (July 18). Genade did his doctoral work on rhetorical strategies in the letter to Titus und... [Books]

July 1, 11AM

Heads up: The forthcoming issue of the Southeastern Theological Review, edited by Ben Merkle, will be devoted to studies on the Pastoral Epistles. I have had the opportunity to read some of the essays and look forward to them being made available to a wi... [Article Links]

June 30, 11AM

I just discovered that my article, “Authorship and Coherence in 1 Timothy,” was published in December in the Global Journal of Classic Theology. The article is a version of a paper originally delivered at the Pastoral Epistles study group at... [Article Links] [Authorship] [Pastoral Epistles|1 Timothy] [theology]

March 29, 9AM

I have previously mentioned the excellent paper by Dillon Thornton presented at our meeting of the Pastoral Epistles group at ETS last year. The paper, titled ” ‘Saying What They Should Not Say’: Reassessing the Gravity of the Problem of the... [Article Links] [Pastoral Epistles|1 Timothy|1 Timothy 5]

February 29, 6AM

I have finally published the new edition of Calvin’s sermons on 1 Timothy which Brian Denker and I worked on for so long. Due to its size (330,000+ words) the digital format seemed a good way to go, so it is published through Amazon for Kindle. The cost... [Books] [Pastoral Epistles|1 Timothy]

February 26, 8AM

Rick Brannan has written a new book, Second Timothy: Notes on Grammar, Syntax, & Structure, which is soon to be published with Appian Way Press. The book provides a block-style outline and translation, treats major structures in the text, and comm... [Books] [Pastoral Epistles|2 Timothy]

February 25, 2AM

By Chuck Bumgardner Before his retirement, M. Eugene Boring was the I. Wylie and Elizabeth M. Briscoe Professor of New Testament at Brite Divinity School at Texas Christian University, a school affiliated with the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ). I... [Uncategorized]

February 22, 9PM

By Chuck Bumgardner Henry Wansbrough, a Roman Catholic biblical scholar, is notable for his work as the general editor of the New Jerusalem Bible (1985). Having published over twenty books throughout his scholarly career, he has now produced Introducing t... [Books] [Pastoral Epistles]

February 8, 1PM

I recently taught through the letter to Titus in three sessions at my home church, First Baptist Church, Jackson, TN. These three messages are an attempt to teach the content of this letter and apply its truths to our current context. The audio of each s... [Uncategorized]

January 29, 1AM

By Chuck Bumgardner James D. G. Dunn, well-known New Testament scholar and Lightfoot Professor Emeritus of Divinity at Durham University, has discussed the Pastoral Epistles in numerous places in his writings, with the most focused treatment being his com... [Uncategorized]

January 28, 7AM

By Chuck Bumgardner Mark Allan Powell is the Robert and Phyllis Leatherman Professor of New Testament at Trinity Lutheran Seminary (Columbus, OH), having taught New Testament at TLS since 1987. A prolific author, Powell has crafted his Introduction to the... [Books]

January 26, 3PM

Downs, David J. “Pauline Ecclesiology.” Perspectives in Religious Studies 41 (2014): 243-255 I pursued this essay because I learned that Downs included the Pastorals in his discussion, accepting them as Pauline. Since I am pursuing the question of ... [Uncategorized]

January 23, 3PM

Earlier this year I saw advertisements for this new monograph on 1 Timothy by Gary Hoag, Wealth in Ancient Ephesus and the First Letter to Timothy: Fresh Insights from Ephesiaca by Xenophon of Ephesus published by Eisenbrauns. I have kept my eye on it but... [backgrounds] [Books]

January 21, 1AM

[by Chuck Bumgardner] Donald A. Hagner has been associated with Fuller Seminary for forty years, and presently holds the title(s) of George Eldon Ladd Professor Emeritus of New Testament and Senior Professor of New Testament School of Theology. His New T... [Uncategorized]

January 20, 7AM

Chuck Bumgardner has once again done us the wonderful service of compiling a list of publications from the year. This is an excellent resource for anyone trying to stay abreast of scholarship on the Pastorals. Notice at the end the brief list of dissertat... [Article Links] [Books]

January 13, 1PM

Chuck Bumgardner continues to put us in his debt gathering these bibliographical lists. Soon we will post his list of PE related publications for 2015, but first here are some additions to the 2014 list which he has just sent in. [these have now been adde... [Article Links] [Books]

January 8, 2PM

The Pastoral Epistles group in the Evangelical Theological Society is accepting paper proposals for the meeting this Fall. We are continuing to examine ways in which a more vigorous, intentional engagement with the Pastorals can impact our understanding o... [Uncategorized]

December 21 2015, 10PM

B&H Academic is offering a free copy of Entrusted with the Gospel: Paul’s Theology in the Pastoral Epistles (edited by Andreas Köstenberger and Terry Wilder) to anyone who signs up for the updates at their blog.   Essays include: I. Howard Ma... [Books]

November 29, 5PM

I was unable to attend SBL this year, but Chuck Bumgardner was kind enough to gather titles and abstracts for PE related papers at SBL from the helpful abstracts page on the SBL site. Here is what was listed. It is encouraging to see this much work being... [Uncategorized]

November 24, 2PM

I have just realized that Tony Costa, in his book Worship and the Risen Jesus in the Pauline Letters (Peter Lang, 2013) incorporates the Pastorals in his analysis. He acknowledges the debate surrounding authorship, but announces at the outset that he will... [theology]

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The Pastoral Epistles were given significant attention at this year’s Annual Meeting of the Evangelical Theological Society. First, we had an excellent session in the Pastoral Epistles Group. Chuck Bumgardner began our session with a paper titled, ̶... [backgrounds] [Pastoral Epistles|1 Timothy|1 Timothy 5]

September 3, 1PM

[Originally posted at my personal site] The recently published Fortress Commentary on the Bible: New Testament contains 22 pages of commentary, written by Deborah Krause, devoted to each of the Pastoral Epistles. With Fortress one expects a more critical ... [Books]

July 27, 1PM

In the third volume of Craig Keener’s massive Acts commentary, he has a long excursus on the relationship between Acts and the Pastorals (pp. 3023-3026). Probably the most significant part of the excursus is the thorough chart listing the itineraries (p... [Authorship] [backgrounds] [Books]

July 14, 11AM

The draft of the program for the annual meeting of ETS has just been released. Here is the program for our Pastoral Epistles group. I hope a number of you will join us. Wednesday 8:30 AM-11:40 AM PASTORAL EPISTLES Marriage & Family in the Pastorals Hi... [backgrounds]

May 28, 6PM

After teaching a semester-long Bible Institute class on the Pastorals (“congregational-level teaching plus homework,” he said), well-known systematic theologian, Fred Sanders, has posted a list of commentaries are resources which he found most useful.... [Uncategorized]

7AM

The upcoming 2015 International Meeting of SBL lists three papers on the 1 Timothy. The first looks like the most interesting to me. It would be interesting to see how Graham’s work compares to that of Tim Swinson. Tamez’s title sounds like it may be ... [Pastoral Epistles|1 Timothy]
Chuck Bumgardner continues to place us in his debt by digging up additional items for our 2014 bibliography of PE related publications. Here are four more, which have also been added to the original post. Thanks, Chuck! MacDonald, Margaret Y. The Power ... [Books]

March 23, 6PM

We have just added one more item to the 2014 publications post. Thanks to Chuck Bumgardner for locating the item and passing it along. Solevåg, Anna Rebecca. “Prayer in Acts and the Pastoral Epistles: Intersections of Gender and Class.” In Early Chr... [backgrounds] [Books]

March 9, 8PM

Fred Sanders, well known for his work on the Trinity, has been recently working with the Pastoral Epistles and his post, “Moral Beauty in the Pastoral Epistles,” is well worth reading. He reflects on Chapter 5 of Ceslaus Spicq’s 1963 The T... [Article Links] [backgrounds] [ethics]

March 5, 9PM

One of the aims of this site is to help disseminate information about the most recent scholarship on the Pastoral Epistles. To that end, please feel free to send us an abstract of your successfully defended thesis or dissertation related to the Pastorals.... [Uncategorized]

January 30, 11AM

Thanks to those who have pointed out items we have missed. Each of these items have been added to the 2014 publications post, but I thought it might be useful to include this separate post announcing their inclusion. If you see others we’ve missed, ... [Uncategorized]

January 8, 8AM

Steve Walton has written a helpful review of Claire Smith’s monograph, Pauline Communities as ‘Scholastic Communities’: A Study of the Vocabulary of ‘Teaching’ in 1 Corinthians, 1 and 2 Timothy and Titus, WUNT 2/335 (Tübingen: Mohr Siebeck, 201... [Authorship] [Books] [Pastoral Epistles] [Reviews]

January 7, 8AM

This is a guest post from Jermo van Nes (great name!), who is nearing completion of his PhD  at Evangelische Theologische Faculteit (Leuven) under the supervision of Armin Baum.   In a recent article, I questioned the ever-growing reliance of conte... [Authorship]

January 5, 9PM

Here is another very helpful bibliographic post compiled by Chuck Bumgardner. This is all the dissertations we are aware of that have been successfully defended since 2010 or are expected to be completed and defended in the next year. If you know of one w... [Books]

January 4, 9PM

2014 was a good year for publications related to the Pastoral Epistles. Chuck Bumgardner has once again done us the wonderful service of compiling a list of publications from the year. This is an excellent resource for anyone trying to stay abreast of sch... [Article Links] [Books]

December 31 2014, 12 PM

Chuck Bumgardner has pointed out to me that Merz’s volume is available free online. Here is the bib data and link: Merz, Annette. Die fiktive Selbstauslegung des Paulus: intertextuelle Studien zur Intention und Rezeption der Pastoralbriefe. Novum T... [Books]

December 27, 8PM

In the previous post about the meeting of the Pastoral Epistles Study Group at ETS I mentioned that David Pao’s paper was scheduled for publication in JETS. My copy of the December 2014 (57:4) issue of JETS just arrived, and Pao’s article, ... [Article Links] [backgrounds] [church leadership]

December 10, 8AM

We had a great meeting in the Pastoral Epistles study group at ETS this year, with good attendance and discussion. The first paper was by David Pao of Trinity Evangelical Divinity School who is currently working on a commentary on the Pastoral Epistles fo... [backgrounds] [church leadership] [Church Leadership|Elders] [Pastoral Epistles|1 Timothy] [Pastoral Epistles|1 Timothy|1 Timothy 1] [theology]

November 11, 8PM

If you are headed to San Diego next week for the annual meeting of the Evangelical Theological Society, I hope you will come to the session held by the Pastoral Epistles Study Group. We have been encouraged by good sessions in the past and are set up for ... [backgrounds] [Church Leadership|Elders] [Pastoral Epistles|1 Timothy|1 Timothy 1]

October 26, 9PM

I am pleased to announce that Tim Swinson’s book, What Is Scripture?: Paul’s Use of Graphe in the Letters to Timothy (Wipf & Stock) is now available (Amazon, publisher’s site). I was honored to write the foreword for this compelling book... [Books] [Pastoral Epistles|1 Timothy] [Pastoral Epistles|2 Timothy]

September 14, 7PM

This recent, brief essay by D. A. Carson in Themelios is helpful for unpacking what “the work of an evangelist” means in 2 Timothy 4:5 in practical terms. Very useful. [Article Links] [Pastoral Epistles|2 Timothy|2 Timothy 4]

August 1, 9PM

In J. I. Packer’s recent book, Finishing Our Course with Joy: Guidance from God for Engaging with Our Aging, he turns to the Pastorals frequently. In the following quote he gives a helpful, practical picture of the church in the PE The Pastoral Letters ... [Books] [church leadership] [Pastoral Epistles]

July 7, 3PM

  Korinna Zamfir Men and Women in the Household of God: A Contextual Approach to Roles and Ministries in the Pastoral Epistles (Vandenhoeck & Ruprecht, 2013) Korinna Zamfir is Associate Professor at the faculty of Roman Catholic Theology of the B... [backgrounds] [Books] [church leadership]

June 27, 9AM

In the most recent Journal of Biblical Literature, Brice C. Jones has published an article on three new Coptic papyrus fragments that witness text of the Pastoral Epistles. Brice C. Jones, “Three New Coptic Papyrus Fragments of 2 Timothy and Titus ... [Pastoral Epistles|2 Timothy|2 Timothy 1] [Pastoral Epistles|2 Timothy|2 Timothy 2] [Pastoral Epistles|2 Timothy|2 Timothy 3] [Pastoral Epistles|2 Timothy|2 Timothy 4] [Pastoral Epistles|Titus|Titus 1] [Textual Criticism]

June 26, 7PM

Just judging from the title, one may not realize that Jack Barentsen’s Emerging Leadership in the Pauline Mission: A Social Identity Perspective on Local Leadership Development in Corinth and Ephesus (Pickwick, 2011) deals extensively with the Pastoral ... [Authorship] [Books] [church leadership] [Pastoral Epistles|1 Timothy] [Pastoral Epistles|2 Timothy]

June 23, 7AM

Keeping up with new publications on a certain topic can be quite a challenge. Howard Marshall once told me that when he began teaching it was possible to read everything that came out on the New Testament. He went on to comment on how hard it is now just ... [Books]

May 23, 9PM

Brice Jones has published an article titled, “Three New Coptic Papyrus Fragments of 2 Timothy and Titus (P.Mich. inv. 3535b),” [full text in pdf] in the latest issue of the Journal of Biblical Literature. The article publishes for the first time the ... [Ancient Letters] [Pastoral Epistles|2 Timothy] [Pastoral Epistles|Titus|Titus 1] [Textual Criticism]

May 19, 8AM

John Stott’s exposition of 2 Timothy, published just over 40 years ago, remains one of the best pastoral expositions of this letter available. And, now you can get an ebook copy of this commentary for free from IVP! Go to this link, sign up and then you... [Books] [Pastoral Epistles|2 Timothy]
John Stott’s exposition of 2 Timothy, published just over 40 years ago, remains one of the best pastoral expositions of this letter available. And, now you can get an ebook copy of this commentary for free from IVP! Go to this link, sign up and then you... [Books] [Pastoral Epistles|2 Timothy]

April 1, 10AM

[Editor's note: Here is another guest post from Chuck Bumgardner. Overviews fo recent volumes like this can be especially helpful. I have for some time questioned why it was acceptable to dismiss the historicity of Acts and then criticize the Pastorals fo... [Authorship] [backgrounds] [Reviews]
[Editor's note: Here is another guest post from Chuck Bumgardner. Overviews fo recent volumes like this can be especially helpful. I have for some time questioned why it was acceptable to dismiss the historicity of Acts and then criticize the Pastorals fo... [Authorship] [backgrounds] [Reviews]

February 22, 8PM

Our site is flooded with spam comments. Even though they do not show up here, I am not able to sift through the hundreds of spam comments to find honest comments and questions. Therefore, if you want to follow up with us here, please email us at pastorale... [Site Info]
Our site is flooded with spam comments. Even though they do not show up here, I am not able to sift through the hundreds of spam comments to find honest comments and questions. Therefore, if you want to follow up with us here, please email us at pastorale... [Site Info]

February 20, 12 PM

Klinker-De Klerk, Myriam. Herderlijke regel of inburgeringscursus? Een bijdrage aan het onderzoek naar de ethische richtlijnen in 1 Timoteüs en Titus [Pastoral Rule or Lesson on Assimilation? A Contribution to the Research on the Ethical Instructions i... [Books] [ethics] [Reviews]
Klinker-De Klerk, Myriam. Herderlijke regel of inburgeringscursus? Een bijdrage aan het onderzoek naar de ethische richtlijnen in 1 Timoteüs en Titus [Pastoral Rule or Lesson on Assimilation? A Contribution to the Research on the Ethical Instructions i... [Books] [ethics] [Reviews]

February 2, 8PM

This is a guest post from Chuck Bumgardner, who is currently working on a PhD in New Testament at Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary. At the time of his passing in 2012, Abraham Malherbe was working on a commentary on the Pastoral Epistles that wa... [backgrounds] [Books] [Pastoral Epistles|1 Timothy|1 Timothy 2] [Pastoral Epistles|1 Timothy|1 Timothy 5] [Pastoral Epistles|1 Timothy|1 Timothy 6] [Pastoral Epistles|2 Timothy|2 Timothy 4] [Pastoral Epistles|Titus] [theology]
This is a guest post from Chuck Bumgardner, who is currently working on a PhD in New Testament at Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary. At the time of his passing in 2012, Abraham Malherbe was working on a commentary on the Pastoral Epistles that wa... [backgrounds] [Books] [Pastoral Epistles|1 Timothy|1 Timothy 2] [Pastoral Epistles|1 Timothy|1 Timothy 5] [Pastoral Epistles|1 Timothy|1 Timothy 6] [Pastoral Epistles|2 Timothy|2 Timothy 4] [Pastoral Epistles|Titus] [theology]

January 18, 9PM

While pursuing information on an older work on the Pastorals I stumbled across Spurgeon’s comment on a treatment of these letters by Henry Raper Slade. Spurgeon stated simply, “Utter rubbish. Dear [expensive] at a gift.” That is such a d... [Books] [Reviews]
While pursuing information on an older work on the Pastorals I stumbled across Spurgeon’s comment on a treatment of these letters by Henry Raper Slade. Spurgeon stated simply, “Utter rubbish. Dear [expensive] at a gift.” That is such a d... [Books] [Reviews]

January 15, 7PM

“The Pastoral Epistles are often treated as canonical delinquents, forced to sit silently in the corner.” With this sentence, which echoes one of my central concerns, Dillon Thornton opens his review of the recent commentary on the Pastorals by Robert... [Books]
“The Pastoral Epistles are often treated as canonical delinquents, forced to sit silently in the corner.” With this sentence, which echoes one of my central concerns, Dillon Thornton opens his review of the recent commentary on the Pastorals by Robert... [Books]

December 6 2013, 2PM

I have found 1 Timothy Reconsidered (edited by K. P. Donfried; Peeters, 2008) to be a very helpful resource in Pastoral Epistles studies. I drew from it quite a bit for our recent ETS session on 1 Timothy. The book contains “the presentations and delibe... [Authorship] [Books] [New Testament] [Pastoral Epistles] [theology]
I have found 1 Timothy Reconsidered (edited by K. P. Donfried; Peeters, 2008) to be a very helpful resource in Pastoral Epistles studies. I drew from it quite a bit for our recent ETS session on 1 Timothy. The book contains “the presentations and delibe... [Authorship] [Books] [New Testament] [Pastoral Epistles] [theology]

November 24, 5PM

I was very pleased with this year’s meeting of the Pastoral Epistles group at the Evangelical Theological Society, and it was good to meet several people who are working on the Pastorals. Randy Richards summarized some of his excellent work on letter wr... [Authorship] [backgrounds] [Books]
I was very pleased with this year’s meeting of the Pastoral Epistles group at the Evangelical Theological Society, and it was good to meet several people who are working on the Pastorals. Randy Richards summarized some of his excellent work on letter wr... [Authorship] [backgrounds] [Books]

November 5, 10PM

Friedrich Schleiermacher’s  “Concerning the so-called first Letter of Paul to Timothy; a critical open letter to J. C. Gass” (1807) was a watershed piece in the history of the interpretation of the Pastoral Epistles, as he led the way in qu... [Article Links] [Authorship] [Books]
Friedrich Schleiermacher’s  “Concerning the so-called first Letter of Paul to Timothy; a critical open letter to J. C. Gass” (1807) was a watershed piece in the history of the interpretation of the Pastoral Epistles, as he led the way in qu... [Article Links] [Authorship] [Books]

November 4, 10PM

The question of the genuineness and authorship of the Pastoral Epistles affects not only the facts of S. Paul’s life in its later stages, but such important questions as the origin and development of the Christian ministry and Church government, the... [Authorship]

November 3, 10PM

After about a 5 year hiatus, the Journal of Baptist Studies has relaunched with a new website and an issue devoted entirely to the history of interpretation of the letter to Titus among Baptists. The Journal of Baptist studies is a peer-reviewed journal, ... [Article Links] [Pastoral Epistles|Titus] [Pastoral Epistles|Titus|Titus 1] [Pastoral Epistles|Titus|Titus 2] [Pastoral Epistles|Titus|Titus 3]

October 28, 7AM

If you are attending the Evangelical Theological Society annual meeting next month in Baltimore, come and join us at the Pastoral Epistles Study Group. Here is the basic information on time, place, speakers and topics. SESSION INFORMATION 11/20/2013 08:30... [Uncategorized]

October 11, 7AM

I am pleased to announce that the Program Unit on the Pastoral Epistles at the Evangelical Theological Society has been renewed and upgraded to a Study Group. This means we are renewed for six more years of investiagting the Pastoral Epistles together. Wi... [Pastoral Epistles]

September 26, 9AM

I am working through Calvin’s sermons on the Pastoral Epistles in preparation for the Reformation Commentary on Scripture volume on the PE and editing a new edition of the English translation of these sermons. Today I came across this strong statement i... [Pastoral Epistles]

September 19, 12 PM

Last year in New Testament Studies Nathan Eubank provided what is, I believe, a new interpretation of “the commandment” (η εντολη) in 1 Timothy 6:14. His article is titled “Almsgiving is ‘the Commandment’: A Note on 1 Timothy 6.6–19.”... [backgrounds] [Pastoral Epistles|1 Timothy|1 Timothy 6]

September 17, 12 PM

I regularly encourage my biblical studies students that one aspect of training ourselves to interpret the Bible well is to read good literature. Good literature helps to round us out as human beings, and it simply trains us to read well. C. S. Lewis illus... [Authorship] [literary criticism]

August 2 2012, 11AM

The September-October 2012 issue of Bible Study Magazine has a special section on the Pastoral Epistles and Philemon. I was happy to be able to write two of the articles in the special section, in addition to my normal “Thoughts from the Early Church... [Article Links]
The September-October 2012 issue of Bible Study Magazine has a special section on the Pastoral Epistles and Philemon. I was happy to be able to write two of the articles in the special section, in addition to my normal “Thoughts from the Early Church”... [Article Links]

January 8, 5PM

Almost three years ago now (yikes) I began blogging through the text of Second Timothy and created a “Phrasal Interlinear” with notes on grammar and syntax. Nothing comprehensive, just a high-level walk through the text, paying attention to grammar a... [Pastoral Epistles/2 Timothy/2 Timothy 1]
Almost three years ago now (yikes) I began blogging through the text of Second Timothy and created a “Phrasal Interlinear” with notes on grammar and syntax. Nothing comprehensive, just a high-level walk through the text, paying attention to grammar an... [Pastoral Epistles|2 Timothy|2 Timothy 1]

November 19 2011, 6PM

At the Society of Biblical Literature meeting Edgar Battad Ebojo presented a paper titled, “P46 with the Pastoral Epistles: A Misleading Proposal? Reinvestigating the Evidence of the Missing Last Pages of P46” P46 is an early significant document con... [Authorship] [Textual Criticism]
At the Society of Biblical Literature meeting Edgar Battad Ebojo presented a paper titled, “P46 with the Pastoral Epistles: A Misleading Proposal? Reinvestigating the Evidence of the Missing Last Pages of P46” P46 is an early significant document cont... [Authorship] [Textual Criticism]

November 10, 12 PM

I have mentioned previously the new section on the Pastorals which will begin this year at ETS. It is often helpful to note other Pastoral Epistles related papers which are scheduled for ETS or SBL this year. I will be giving a paper in the Biblical Gr... [Pastoral Epistles/2 Timothy]
I have mentioned previously the new section on the Pastorals which will begin this year at ETS. It is often helpful to note other Pastoral Epistles related papers which are scheduled for ETS or SBL this year. I will be giving a paper in the Biblical Gree... [Pastoral Epistles|2 Timothy]

October 14, 10PM

Doddridge (1702-1751) was a prominent Dissenting minister in England. He was mentored by Isaac Watts and wrote over 300 hymns based on scriptural texts. This is his hymn based on 2 Timothy 2:19. The Stability of the Divine Foundation, and Its Double Ins... [Pastoral Epistles/2 Timothy/2 Timothy 2]
Doddridge (1702-1751) was a prominent Dissenting minister in England. He was mentored by Isaac Watts and wrote over 300 hymns based on scriptural texts. This is his hymn based on 2 Timothy 2:19. The Stability of the Divine Foundation, and Its Double Inscr... [Pastoral Epistles|2 Timothy|2 Timothy 2]

September 29, 12 PM

I have previously mentioned here the new section at ETS devoted to the Pastoral Epistles. This section came into being due to the conviction (shared by myself and others) that the exclusion of the Pastorals from our thinking about Paul has skewed our und... [theology]
I have previously mentioned here the new section at ETS devoted to the Pastoral Epistles. This section came into being due to the conviction (shared by myself and others) that the exclusion of the Pastorals from our thinking about Paul has skewed our unde... [theology]

September 6, 8AM

The draft of the schedule for the Annual Meeting of the Evangelical Theological Society has now been posted. I have previously announced the presenters and titles for the new section on the Pastoral Epistles, but now I can post the date, times and locati... [Authorship] [Pastoral Epistles] [theology]
The draft of the schedule for the Annual Meeting of the Evangelical Theological Society has now been posted. I have previously announced the presenters and titles for the new section on the Pastoral Epistles, but now I can post the date, times and locatio... [Authorship] [Pastoral Epistles] [theology]

July 7, 12 PM

“cowardice [δειλια] would seem to be a sort of fearful yielding of the soul” (Theophrastus, Characters [371-287 BC]) > Cowardice (δειλια) “is a disease graver than any that affects the body since it destroys the faculties [δυναμι... [backgrounds] [Pastoral Epistles/2 Timothy/2 Timothy 1]
“cowardice [δειλια] would seem to be a sort of fearful yielding of the soul” (Theophrastus, Characters [371-287 BC]) Cowardice (δειλια) “is a disease graver than any that affects the body since it destroys the faculties [δυναμις]... [backgrounds] [Pastoral Epistles|2 Timothy|2 Timothy 1]

May 20, 9AM

I previously announced the creation of a new consultation of the Pastorals at the Evangelical Theological Society to begin meeting this Fall. As stated before, the overall goal of this consultation is to explore the ways that the exclusion of the Pastora... [New Testament] [Pastoral Epistles] [theology]
I previously announced the creation of a new consultation of the Pastorals at the Evangelical Theological Society to begin meeting this Fall. As stated before, the overall goal of this consultation is to explore the ways that the exclusion of the Pastoral... [New Testament] [Pastoral Epistles] [theology]

May 5, 2PM

Last August I was privileged to teach through 2 Timothy for the leadership of the Christian Union, a wonderful ministry to Ivy League schools. 2 Timothy was the focus of their Bible studies this academic year, and two young men from the Harvard group dec...
Last August I was privileged to teach through 2 Timothy for the leadership of the Christian Union, a wonderful ministry to Ivy League schools. 2 Timothy was the focus of their Bible studies this academic year, and two young men from the Harvard group deci... [Uncategorized]