Francis Watson’s Forthcoming Book: Rethinking Gospel Origins

The release date is still about 6 weeks away, but it will be worth keeping an eye on the discussion generated by Francis Watson’s Gospel Writing: A Canonical Perspective. Prof. Watson is my supervisor at Durham, so I am somewhat familiar with the material and arguments of the book (almost 700 pages). Here is the…

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The Pastor-Theologian and the Small Church

What is the best ecclesial context for doing theology as a “pastor-theologian”: a mega church or a small church? This is the question of my previous post, and I take up on those thoughts here focusing on the small church context… Theology in the Small Church The vocational model of “pastor-theologian” sounds a bit too…

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The Ideal Context for a Pastor-Theologian: Small Church or Mega Church?

In light of the previous post, “Will the Job Market Drive PhD Graduates into the Pulpit?“, I just wanted to think aloud with any interested readers on the ideal ecclesial setting for the vocational model of a “pastor-theologian.” For more on how I am envisioning this model of pastoral ministry, see here and here. I…

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Pastor-Theologian: Will the Job Market Drive PhD Graduates into the Pulpit?

While brewing a second cup of coffee to keep alert in my Greek readings this morning, I found Chris Spinks’ post “Avoid a PhD?” His reflections were stimulated by Anthony LeDonne’s most recent attempt to dissuade prospective PhD candidates from pursuing their vocational dreams (LeDonne offers such discouragement on a monthly basis). The gist of…

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