Here are a few good links from the last couple of days:
- Daniel Kirk has some interesting thoughts on how ancient people listened to texts and the difference this can make for biblical studies.
- Brian LePort offers his own list of 10 Personal Must Reads.
- Mike Bird has posted two papers on N.T. Wright’s work, which he’ll be presenting at the upcoming ETS and IBR meetings.
- SAET interviews R. Scott Clark on politics and theology.
- Scot McKnight discusses two recent books on the Gospel, but still thinks that our understanding of the Gospel is fuzzy.
- If you’re wondering why some people think that ETS is being taken over by Southern Baptists, check out this list of people from Southern Baptist Seminary who are presenting papers at this year’s annual conference.
- Diglot is giving away a copy of Fred Lapham’s Peter: The Man, The Myth, & The Writings – A Study of Early Petrine Text and Tradition.
- Collin Hansen has a nice summary of the recent discussion about how to translate “faith of Christ” in Galatians 2:16.
- And, here’s a list of 10 More Great Speeches in History.
- Denny Burk points out that Al Mohler’s convocation address at Southern Seminary is available online. In the address titled “Which Way to the Future? Southern Baptists, Southern Seminary, and the Future of the Evangelical Movement in America” (audio here) Mohler calls on Southern Baptists to lead a conservative resurgence in evangelicalism similar to the one the SBC itself went through in the 80s and 90s.
- Brian follows up on his post about the reference to Quirinius in Luke 2:2 with a resounding “Hmmm, that’s a tough one.” (Actually, he gives a nice summary of key arguments on both sides.)
- Nick links to a lecture by Simon Gathercole on Christ’s pre-existence and several other resources on the topic.
- James McGrath offers a resource for assessing the credibility of a source.
- Kaplan is giving away free ebook study guides for tests like the ACT, SAT, GRE, GMAT, and MCAT to anyone who uses an iPad, iPhone, or iPod.
- A woman suspected of throwing away a live cat has been placed under police protection because of threats to her life after a video of her dastardly deed was posted on YouTube. If only people would be so outraged when we abuse one another.
- The “Old Spice Guy” has now landed himself an Emmy, along with guest spots in two movies and an upcoming episode of Chuck. Many, I wish I smelled like Old Spice Guy.