Daily Gleanings: New Books (18 June 2019)

Colin Whiting has a new volume out with SBL Press, Documents from the Luciferians: In Defense of the Nicene Creed: This volume includes English translations of several documents written by the Luciferians, a group of fourth-century Christians whose name derives from the bishop Lucifer of Cagliari, that highlight connections between developments in Christian theology and […]

Daily Gleanings: RBL (17 June 2019)

Among recent releases from the Review of Biblical Literature: David Briones reviews Thomas Blanton IV’s A Spiritual Economy: Gift Exchange in the Letters of Paul of Tarsus (YUP, 2017). Briones offers some constructively critical comments but assesses Blanton’s contribution by saying, in part, Much of what Blanton writes about the nature of the gift is […]

Daily Gleanings (14 June 2019)

Asbury Theological Seminary recorded recent a biblical studies seminar on the New Perspective on Paul. The primary faculty participants were Joseph Dongell, Ben Witherington, and Craig Keener. The session flows through the two following recordings. The New Perspective discussion starts at approximately the 4:00-mark in the first recording. Update: Unfortunately, the video embedding I attempted […]

Daily Gleanings (13 June 2019)

Todoist has a helpful guide on getting started with the Pomodoro technique. The guide comments in part: half of all workday distractions are self-inflicted — meaning we pull ourselves out of focus … It isn’t just the time you lose on distractions, it also takes time and energy to refocus your attention. After switching gears, […]

Daily Gleanings (11 June 2019)

Michael Thomas discusses the importance of sleep for knowledge work through the lens of a couple key anecdotal narratives. Todoist has published a helpful introduction to “GTD practices and what [they] think is the most intuitive way to implement the[se practices] in Todoist.” The essay comments, in part, that “the key to GTD isn’t the […]