A new (to me) online journal
The Africanus Journal “strives to promote academic work that is multiethnic, urban-oriented, committed to an inerrant understanding of the Bible and to interpreting it in conversation with the realities of the world in which we live.” The biannual journal produced by Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary is available online for free.
Though it’s been around for a couple of years now, this is the first time I’ve seen it. Perusing the back issues, it looks like it has some great articles and should be worth keeping an eye on. The most recent issue just came out, so here’s a look at its key articles:
- “Perpetually Connected?: The Effects and Implications of Ambient Technology on Christian Worshipers” by Jared E. Alcántara and Jeffrey D. Arthurs
- “Sexuality and the Image of God: Dangers in Evangelical and Roman Catholic Theologies of the Body,” by Megan K. DeFranza
- “Is He Risen Indeed? Challenges to Jesus’ Resurrection from the Sanhedrin to the Jesus Family Tomb,” by William David Spencer
- “Dan Brown’s Jesus-Fact or Fiction?,” by Susan Sogar
- “The Nickel Mines Massacre and the Amish Theology of the Atonement and Discipleship,” by Woodrow E. Walton
Megan DeFranza’s article should definitely be worth reading. She gave an earlier version at last year’s national ETS meeting, and it was a great presentation (see my summary in The Sexual Human: Sexualizing the Image of God). I’m looking forward to reading this newer version as well.