Jesus and the Eyewitnesses

Jesus and the Eyewitnesses: The Gospels as Eyewitness Testimony by Richard Bauckham is a substantial read. It’s not a book that you would want to read in the bath or for light relief on a train journey. Unless you are a specialist in New Testament or classical studies you may well find it hard going; […]

Putting the Gospels Back Together

I thoroughly enjoyed this lecture which Tom Wright gave at the Bristol School of Christian Studies and would be interested to know what others think about it: Bishop Tom Wright – Putting the Gospels Back Together: How We’ve All misread Our Central Story It takes about an hour and will give you plenty to think […]

Future Speculation and Serious Bible Study

I’ve only just started reading Beyond Empire: Postcolonialism & Mission in a Global Context by Jonathan Ingleby, but I can already tell that I’m going to enjoy it. The following quote takes up an issue which I consider to be of primary importance in the mission world today: One of the most depressing features of […]

Lost in Transmission

This is an excellent book; it’s part refutation of Ehrman’s Misquoting Jesus and part personal spiritual journey. The two themes in the book are woven together well and the constant changing from discussions of post-modernism and the nature of the canon to autobiographical stories keeps the narrative flowing and interesting. The subject matter is wide […]