New Blogs of Note 6


The other day I asked “what is a blog for?” There were several very thoughtful responses and I thought I would bring their blogs to your attention. Some you may be familiar with others may be new to you (they were new to me). I hope you will give them a look.

This blog is my attempt to join further in the conversation happening in biblical studies. With the hope that this conversation will challenge, inspire, and motivate me to develop further my own thoughts.

My interests include (but are not limited to): the books of Jeremiah and Ezekiel, Hebrew syntax, Old Testament theology, serving the church, methodologies, pedagogy, and hearing and reading the Bible.

My academic interests include the book of Genesis, specifically the texts of deception in the Jacob cycle; Old Testament Theology; Psalms; historical Jesus; Gospel of Matthew; ancient and modern Jewish history and philosophy; and anything pertaining to the study and origins of Judaism.

Allow me to introduce myself, my name is Alex Lampros, a senior undergraduate philosophy major in the Penn State Schreyer Honors College. Often times when I am attempting to do philosophy, I find that the best way to learn about my own thoughts and convictions is to hash them out in writing; therefore, the purpose of this blog will be to serve as a repository for my thoughts and comments on various topics of interest. The reader should also know that I love a playful argument; if you take me to task on any topic in a respectful way (yes, sarcasm is welcome and appreciated), I will be forever pleased with you.

a blog focusing on NT Studies, Christian Origins, and their corollaries

My research interests are Jesus studies, the Gospels, and Pauline soteriology, though I can be found working elsewhere in the NT and Second Temple Period.

Keith doesn’t have an “About” section for me to quote, but this blog by my long-time friend and one-time roommate is an always thoughtful and insightful collection of essays and speculation about issues relating to the Bible, the Church, and living into the life of Christ.

I am an assistant professor of Hebrew Bible at Furman University in Greenville, SC. On my site you will find questions and thoughts about teaching the Bible to undergraduates, studying the Bible within academic and religious contexts, and relating ancient ethical and religious ideas to the present. There will also be an occasional entry about technology, especially the more “religious” sides of the tech world (Mac OS X, Linux, Privacy, Free Culture, etc.).

 

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