Wednesday, November 24, 2010

2010 Annual Meeting SBL Paper - The Continuation of Gentile Identity in Christ

I presented a paper at the 2010 Annual Meeting of the Society of Biblical Literature, in Atlanta, GA. A number of people had inquired about getting a copy of the paper, so I thought it would be most easy to upload it to my blog, so I did. You can click here to download a PDF of the paper (opens at Adrive the site hosting the paper). The paper orginally focused on wisdom, power, and transformation in 1 Corinthians; however, it morphed into a paper on the continuation of gentile identity in Christ, with a focus on the way this works in 1 Corinthians. It better reflects my current area of interest and research, as well as, fitting quite nicely into the new SBL group we are proposing: Intercultural Interaction and Identity Formation in Pauline Tradition. If you are interested in being part of this new group, please email me (brian.tucker at so that we can include you on the proposal to SBL. The picture above was taken at the celebration for the release of William S. Campbell's Festshcrift, Reading Paul in Context: Explorations in Identity Formation. The Festschrift was edited by Kathy Ehrensperger and me. The picture shows most of the contributors: Robert Jewett, Ekkehard Stegemann, Robert Brawley, Daniel Patte, Brian Tucker, William Campbell, Ian Rock, Kathy Ehrenspeger, Jerry Sumney, Mark Nanos, Magnus Zetterholm, Terence Donaldson, missing: Neil Elliott, Calvin Roetzel, and Kar Lim.

Wednesday, November 3, 2010

New Testament Greek 3 Exegetical Presentations

I am streaming my Greek 3 class presentations. Chris Veltman is presenting his findings from James 4:13-17. It will stream live from 6 to 8 PM.

Tuesday, November 2, 2010

New SBL Group - Intercultural Interaction and Identity Formation in the Pauline Tradition


Intercultural Interaction and Identity Formation in the Pauline Tradition
4:00 PM to 5:30 PM
Room: M109 - Marriott Marquis
Current scholarship on identity formation within the Pauline communities has demonstrated that diversity is integral to the Christ-movement from the earliest days. Thus intercultural interaction and communication and issues which arise when different cultures encounter one another, are at the centre of the identity forming process of the earliest Christ-movement.

Ian E. Rock, Codrington College, Presiding
J. Brian Tucker, Moody Theological Seminary
The Concept of Social Identity in Corinth: Wisdom, Power, and Transformation (20 min)
William S. Campbell, University of Wales Trinity St. David
Participation in the Covenant or Participation in Christ? - The Rationale for Gentile Identity in Paul (20 min)
Kathy Ehrensperger, University of Wales Trinity St. David
Lost in Translation - Paul a Broker (diakonos) in Inter-Cultural Communication? (20 min)
Discussion (30 min)
Jae Won Lee, McCormick Theological Seminary, Panelist
Robert Brawley, McCormick Theological Seminary, Panelist
Ian Rock, Codrington College, Panelist
Soham Al-Suadi, Universität Basel, Panelist
Kar Yong Lim, Seminari Theoloji Malaysia, Panelist
Ekkehard Stegemann, Theologische Fakultät der Universität Basel, Panelist