A Productive Silence

Please excuse the silence over the past week. The time normally spent on “blogging” has been directed toward preparation of classes to be taught at ACU Summit next week. On Monday I will participate in the lecture series hosted by CSART (Center for the Study of Ancient Religious Texts; Biblical Studies Building 129). My class/lecture will be at 1:30, “Goliath was only six feet tall? Who has been messing with my Bible?; How the Oldest Hebrew Manuscripts Are Shaping the Newest English Versions.”

Then on Tuesday and Wednesday I will turn my attention to the idea of “Deuteronomy and a Yahweh Nation” (both in Biblical Studies Building 121). Specifically, on Tuesday (8:30) we will examine the centers of authority:  “The Inner Circle: Leadership and Public Policy.” Then on Wednesday (9:00) we will reverse the direction of our attention: “The Outer Circle: Life on the Fringes of Society.”

Hope to see you around next week.

Glenn Pemberton is a minister turned professor turned writer. After serving churches in Texas and Colorado, Glenn completed a Ph.D. (Old Testament). He then taught at Oklahoma Christian University before coming to Abilene Christian University in 2005, retiring as professor emeritus in 2017 due to a severe chronic pain. Glenn now spends his time writing for the church. Along with short essays he has published four books, including The God who Saves: An Introduction to the Message of the Old Testament (2015), and Hurting with God: Learning to Lament with the Psalms (2012). Glenn and his wife Dana continue to live in Abilene, Texas.

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