New Orleans Symposium
On Wednesday (10th February) I head off to New Orleans for a lecture on Thursday to the Biblical Studies Department of New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary, and then to take part in the Greer-Heard Counterpoint Forum on Friday night and all day Saturday. The Forum web site includes information on speakers, the schedule and registration here.
The focus for this Forum is “How did Jesus Become God?” (not to my mind the most felicitous way to frame the question, but I wasn’t asked). The Forum begins Friday evening with a dialogue between Bart Ehrman and Michael Bird, followed by Q&A.
Then, on Saturday, there will be presentations by Simon Gathercole (Cambridge), Dale Martin (Yale), Jennifer Wright Knust (Boston University), and myself. Ehrman and Bird are invited to respond to each of these presentations. I’m honoured to be included among such a roster of respected scholars, and I look forward to their presentations.