Thursday, April 24, 2008

Reading 1 Peter

I'm currently reading everything on 1 Peter that I can get my hands on. This will be my reading for the next two months as I prepare to teach a course on 1 Peter at our Church. Hopefully, Achtemeier and Elliott will arive soon, so that I can delve into those two, but currently this is what I'm reading:

  • Gerald Bray, ed. James, 1-2 Peter, 1-3 John, Jude. Ancient Christian Commentary on Scripture (IVP, 2000)
  • E. G. Selwyn, The First Epistle of St. Peter: The Greek Text with Introduction, Notes, and Essays (Macmillan, 1947)
  • J. N. D. Kelly, The Epistles of Peter and of Jude (A & C Black, 1969)
  • L. Goppelt, 1 Peter (Eerdmans, 1993)
  • J. R. Michaels, 1 Peter (Word, 1988)
  • M. Volf, “Soft Difference: Theological Reflections on the Relation between Church and Culture in 1 Peter.” Ex Auditu 10 (1994): 15-30. Available online and accessed 2008-04-14.
  • P. Perkins, First and Second Peter, James, and Jude (Westminster, 1995)
  • Scot McKnight, 1 Peter (Zondervan, 1996)
  • M. E. Boring, 1 Peter (Abingdon, 1999)
  • G. Stanton, “1 Peter” in The Eerdmans Bible Commentary eds. J. D. G. Dunn and J. W. Rogerson (Eerdmans, 2003)
  • D. P. Senior, “1 Peter” in 1 Peter, Jude and 2 Peter D. P. Senior and D. J. Harrington (Michael Glazier, 2003)
  • J. B. Green, “Faithful Witness in the Diaspora: The Holy Spirit and the Exiled People of God according to 1 Peter” in The Holy Spirit and Christian Origins: Essays in Honour of J. D. G. Dunn eds. G. N. Stanton, B. W. Longenecker, S. C. Barton (Eerdmans, 2004)
  • K. H. Jobes, 1 Peter (Baker, 2005)
  • D. A. Carson “1 Peter” in Commentary on the New Testament Use of the Old Testament eds. G. K. Beal and D. A. Carson (Baker, 2007)
  • Ben Witherington, A Socio-Rhetorical Commentary on 1-2 Peter. Letters and Homilies for Hellenized Christians (IVP, 2007)
  • J. Green, 1 Peter. Two Horizons New Testament Commentary (Eerdmans, 2007)

Volf's paper: Soft Difference, is outstanding and I would encourage anyone interested in 1 Peter to read this, in fact anyone interested in the Church and Culture should read this. Is there anything else on 1 Peter that is just a must read? Please, post it or email me...

I think I've finally cracked the first two chapters of 1 Peter, and so if I find time I'll blog about it. There's some great nuggets from Joel Green's excellent commentary, especially the way he translates the passages. Very helpful. Anyway, back to the books... Oh, and my laptop got a nasty virus called "stupid" and deleted by HDD, so I'm busy with that too...

Chat soon...

Tuesday, April 15, 2008

SBL International Meeting - Auckland 08

The Program for the SBL International Meeting in Auckland is now up and available for perusal. There are no definite times but the basic outline of what's happening is available and it looks very interesting.
Will you be attending? What will you try and focus on? I think Bruce Winter's session is going to be fabulous...

A Pile of Books?

So, I have this pile of books that I don't know what to do with... Any ideas?

Basically, these are brand new books that people have given me as gifts, that I already have, or don't want. So yeah... I'm in a lucky position...

Thoughts? Ideas? Sale?

I've also got a list of second hand commentaries that I'm going to sell in NZ. So if anyone wants one of those, I'll post the list when I get there...

Saturday, April 12, 2008

Its a Girl!

Well now its official. My next little contribution to the world will be a girl!

Yes, our little family is extending with the more than welcome addition of a third child. And just as nappies/dippers were fading out of the picture...

The 29th of August is the due date, and my lovely wife Tracy is doing so well with the pains and discomfort of pregnancy. How can you honestly thank someone enough for giving you a child?

Tuesday, April 01, 2008

Off to Zambia

Greetings Friends...
Well, Susan and I are off to Zambia for 10 days, so I'll be outta of blogging action - leaving my laptop behind...
We're helping friends with the launch of our new Church: Jubilee Community Church in Livingston, Zambia.
Susan and myself will also take a couple of days to see the Victoria Falls, and enjoy the people.
I'll be taking along Joel Green's commentary on 1 Peter, as well as Ruth Anne Reese's THNT commentary on 2 Peter, Jude. Both of these are really good...
Have fun, I'll blog some photo's when I get back...