Introducing New Contributors to Cataclysmic

Exciting changes coming soon! Looking forward to blogging with friends and fellow HBU-ers Chad Chambers and Mike Skinner over at Cataclysmic.

Cruciform Theology

Over the next several weeks, multiple changes will be coming to Cataclysmic.

The most exciting and immediately noticeable change will be the addition of two new regular contributors to the blog. I am happy to welcome – Jessica Parks and Mike Skinner. I met Jessica and Mike through our connection with Houston Baptist University. I was once a graduate student there and now teach as an adjunct; Jessica and her husband (Jimmy) graduated in May with matching Masters in Biblical Languages; and Mike is currently working on his Master of Theological Studies. Bios will post later in the week, in the mean time you can find out more about Jessica on her current blog Facing the Jabberwock (also @mrsjessparks on Twitter) or Mike at First Colony Christian Church (also @mike_skinner on Twitter). I am looking forward to all they will bring to Cataclysmic.

A second change is that Jessica has agreed…

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BOOK BLOG TOUR: T. Michael Law’s When God Spoke Greek

Be sure to check out this blog tour over the next couple of days. It’s sure to stimulate a lot of great conversation about the Septuagint!

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This weekend is the beginning of a book blog tour highlighting and discussing T. Michael Law’s new book When God Spoke Greek: The Septuagint and the Making of the Christian Bible.

61dirz1lajl-_sy300_I have selected seven bloggers whose interest seem to be aligned with the content of the book. Oxford University Press sent them copies with the understanding that they’d provide unbiased reviews. Joel Watts of the popular Unsettled Christianity will be the first person to comment beginning this Sunday. James McGrath of the equally popular Exploring Our Matrix will end it on August 2nd. In-between I have bloggers who are known for their interest in the Hebrew Bible, the Septuagint, and all things related.

Why is this book being given this sort of attention?

I think the Septuagint is overlooked by most Christians and many scholars. The Greek translation of the Hebrew Bible was central to the formation of…

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Back to Blogging…

I haven’t been a serious blogger in quite some time.  Oh, have I missed it!  The writing, I miss the writing.  And so, I am hoping to brush up on my writing through this new blog.  I am currently working on a few things that I hope to post soon.  Here are some topics I hope to touch on in the near future–this is what is currently rattling through my brain:

  • A series on the importance of the Biblical Languages, for the leader, the layperson, and the church
  • Female voices from early Christianity
  • The Song of Deborah (Judges 5): a look at the Hebrew and Greek texts
  • Thoughts on The Shepherd of Hermas (I’ll be reading through this text over the summer)
  • Gender issues in the early church
  • Women in ministry
  • The authority of Scripture, canon, inerrancy, and biblicism
  • Patristics
  • The possibility of a PhD
  • And who knows what else!

Stay tuned…