I have not been posting (here or podcasting at 5minuteBible) much for a while. Several academic publications with due dates late in 2013 and then the Christmas/summer holidays are to blame… plus a new project and a lecture series…

The new project: Reading the Bible Faithfully 

Reading the Bible Faithfully will begin as a series of articles in the NZ Baptist for the next eleven months, alongside these there is a website (also called Reading the Bible Faithfully) that will reproduce the articles and offer more resources, videos, links, discussion… 

The idea is to build up the core of a simple course for people who want more than the simplistic and narrow-minded Bible reading that many Fundamentalists offer, but who also do not want to give up on Scripture, but rather discover how to read “faithfully”. The first session will explain what I mean by that claim.

So if you know someone who might be interested please point them to the site.

 The 22nd Annual William Menzies Lectureship: God as Mother?

I have been invited to give the 22nd Annual William Menzies Lectures, and my title is: God as Mother? The lectures start in ten days or so in Baguio in the Philippines, and I am busy preparing.

Hopefully, normal service will be resumed shortly ;)