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 is currently Assistant Professor of Christian Studies and Lead Faculty for Christian Studies in the Online and Professional Studies Division at California Baptist University in Riverside, California.
For those interested in such things, his dissertation is titled “Christ and the New Creation: A Canonical Approach to the Theology of the New Testament.” In it he attempts to apply the work of Brevard Childs, Christopher Seitz, Stephen Dempster, and John Sailhamer in the OT and their concept of canonical (or compositional) criticism to the NT. His primary focus is on the reading strategy presented by the order of the books in the NT corpus.
Luke holds a Master of Arts degree from Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary in Wake Forest, NC and begins an MTh degree at New College, University of Edinburghin Scotland beginning September 2012.