In short, although I have often been frustrated with learning new languages, the common-sense, practical approach of the book has brought me back into active conversation with an essential dimension of the scriptures. It is well-organized and thoughtfully prepared, and I look forward to its continued use. I highly recommend it for students of Hebrew, as well as for students engaged in more generalized study of the Jewish and Christian traditions.
As I’ve been making my way through my academic program, one constant endeavor has been biblical Greek. This semester I enjoyed the instruction of Dr. Polly Coote, a veteran Greek teacher from San Francisco Theological Seminary. In the time that I have studied with her, I have experienced her as warm and engaging, having a wealth of practical insight… Read more »
Are you wondering if your church is completely dysfunctional or just a tad quirky? Struggling with your place in the congregation or denomination? Do you think it might be time to go somewhere else but you’re not sure? Here are five signs that it might be time for you to move on. 1. You can no… Read more »
Recently it was my privilege to present a short paper at the Pacific Coast regional meeting of the Society of Biblical Literature, which took place not far from Disneyland, at the campus of Hope International University. I was exceedingly nervous, and felt underprepared in a room filled with researchers, professional educators, and other intensely-interested specialists…. Read more »
I feel weird admitting that I love John’s Apocalypse. Everyone knows that crazy people love the Apocalypse, and I don’t want people to know I’m a crazy person. So it seems reckless to openly admit to a lifelong fascination with the strangest book of the Bible. But when push comes to shove, I really do love the… Read more »