Living as an Alien

Last year the editors of Dialogue, a world-wide Adventist publication for college and university students, asked me to write an article on ‘Living the Christian Life in an Alien Culture.’ This topic might not have been my first choice, but as I was teaching a post-graduate module on 1 Peter, I saw some interesting exegetical […]

Monstrous Revolutions and the Coming Winter

This may be the weirdest thing I’ve ever done. I was asked to give the keynote at GAiN, with the topic: ’Re:formation, Re:volution.’ Thinking outside the box, I decided to talk about Luther’s Mönchkalb and papal-ass, and about Wes Anderson’s Fantastic Mr. Fox. Blending Monster Theory and Ecclesiology, accompanied with some close readings of Mr. Fox, I drew some—hopefully interesting—applications […]

Providence in Danish

A while ago the editor of Adventnyt, the church magazine of the Danish Adventist Church, messaged me in some stress. He needed an article on divine providence, and he needed it now. Something about another author falling through at the very last moment. So, on a very hot Sunday afternoon in Galilee, I wrote an article on divine […]

Textual Criticism or What Works?

Recently, an article by on the Guardian popped up on my facebook newsfeed, entitled Cloud Atlas ‘astonishingly different’ in US and UK editions. Just beneath that you could read ‘Academic discovers dramatically altered stretches of narrative while researching a paper on David Mitchell’s bestselling novel’. This immediately drew my attention as it is something close […]

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