About

This is the blog of Matthew Emerson and Luke Wisley.

The purpose of this blog is to explore the Scriptures with reference to both biblical scholarship and theological reflection. Other avenues of study are hermeneutics and biblical theology. Most of the time we’ll try and put all of these pieces together rather than focusing on one or the other.

Matt holds a PhD in Biblical Theology from Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary in Wake Forest, NC and is a member of the Evangelical Theological Society and the Society of Biblical Literature. He serves as Assistant Professor of Christian Studies, Lead Faculty for Christian Studies, and Chair of the Department of Arts and Sciences in the Online and Professional Studies Division at California Baptist University in Riverside, California.

Luke holds a Master of Arts degree from Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary (2011), a Master of Theology degree from New College, University of Edinburgh (2013), and is reading for a PhD at the University of Cambridge.

5 thoughts on “About

  1. Luke, I do not know you personally, but I am curious as to what attracted you to study over in Scotland at the University of Edinburgh? I am looking into Masters programs, and I know little to nothing about the options in the U.K. area.

  2. I think that Brevard Childs’ Biblical Theology of the Old and New Testament definitely belongs on this list, perhaps in conjunction with his last book the Church’s Guide for Reading Paul; likewise, Child’s book the Struggle to Understand Isaiah as Christian Scripture could be included under hermeneutics. Beyond that I also think it would be worthwhile to include something by Walter Moberly (e.g. his Old Testament Theology) and perhaps something by C. Seitz.

    • Wayne, thanks for the comment. Childs and Seitz have both been very influential on my own approach to hermeneutics, although I wonder if they would be properly categorized under TIS. The line between TIS and BT is still a bit fuzzy, I think, but your point is well taken – Childs certainly was among the first in the last 40 years to begin asking how to read Scripture Christianly.

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