Archive for November 24th, 2009

SBL 2009 Report (1)

Tuesday, November 24th, 2009

Back from New Orleans and a fantastic SBL. Duke ThD student Andy Rowell recorded two of the sessions I was part of, “Romans as Christian Theology” and “Panel Review of Douglas Campbell’s The Deliverance of God.” Go here or here to hear them in various formats.

Among the highlights this year for me besides these two sessions: catching up with good “old” friends (partial list: Andy Johnson, Richard Hays, Tom Wright, Jim Miller, George Hunsberger, Warren Carter, Nijay Gupta, Ben Blackwell, Marianne Meye Thompson, Bart Ehrman, Neil Elliott, Jeff Siker, Joel Green, Dean Flemming, Duane Watson, Michael Barram, Daniel Kirk, Kathy Grieb, Susan Eastman, Ann Jervis, Kathleen McVey, Stephen Chapman, Mike Holmes, and of course Douglas Campbell) and making new ones; checking in with younger scholars in an effort to both encourage them and learn from them; hanging out at Café du Monde (famous beignets [French donuts]; eating meals in jazz venues (easy jazz as well as real New Orleans jazz); the session on Philippians and missional hermeneutics; the session on Philippians and intertextuality; browsing the books; getting a free copy of Bible Works (which I will be reviewing soon); etc.

My next post will be excerpts from my review of Douglas Campbell’s books.