Tuesday, April 19, 2022

New Book at Thirty Percent Off!


My new book, written with two of my best friends, is part of the 30% off sale at Fortress press this month.  https://bit.ly/3JPpsSQ

Sunday, January 09, 2022

Apocalyptic Student Artwork, Fall 2021

Some of the final student projects in my fall seminar on Apocalyptic Literature, BIBL 610, involved the creation of artwork. I have the permission of several members of the seminar to share their work here on my Bible blog. This post presents two projects submitted in partial fulfillment of course requirements, the first by Timothy H. Rutherford, a VTS senior. 













The first two images above represent some of the material that influenced Timothy. They suggested the idea of apocalyptic revelation as a pulling back of a veil or curtain to reveal what has been unseen, perhaps a cosmic backdrop to mundane reality or perhaps hidden systems and powers at work in the world. The final drawing is Timothy's own creation, and it represents an optimistic vision of unveiling. The future that is unveiled is still being resolved as its colors emerge, but it includes a rising sun behind a cross and families reunited as COVID drops away to the bottom center right. 

The second artwork is by Craig Dosher and represents God enthroned atop the cosmic chariot in Ezekiel 1:26-28. 









Craig worked with colored foam rubber to create a layered, stratified work in keeping with tiered levels of otherness and holiness in Ezekiel's vision of God. The throne behind the divine figure is made of sapphire-blue felt. The upper half of the figure is formed with three layers of felt that resembles amber. 


Sunday, January 02, 2022

Canonical Interpretation: How Brevard Childs Approached Scripture

 










Monday, December 20, 2021

Sermon on Amos 2

Friday, December 17, 2021

Merry Christmas 2021!

Friday, December 10, 2021

Mezuzah Project 2021, Beginning Hebrew, BIBL 511

Sunday, July 25, 2021

Lifelong Learning: The Bible Meets Art with Dr. Stephen L. Cook

Open to the PUBLIC! Please join me for my Fall Lifelong Learning Course: Visual Interpretation of Scripture. You can participate live and in-person here at Virginia Theological Seminary, or join us via ZOOM. The course meets for six weeks in September and October 2021. Please register on Eventbrite: Click HERE