Things are back up with the blogging machine, so here I am! In my little hiatus I was able to do quite a lot of reading. I'm currently working through Deborah F. Taylor's dissertation titled, "The Geographical and Adversarial Orientation of the Book of Revelation." She graduated with her Ph.D from CUA in 2005. It's an incredibly interesting dissertation (as far as dissertations go). I'm also reading through Carl Olson's critique of dispensationalism, "Will Catholics Be Left Behind? A Catholic Critique of the Rapture and Today's Prophecy Preachers." Olson is a former Evangelical who attended a Bible college that apparently had dispensationalist leanings. His critique is well-sourced in both dispensationalist authors and their critics. I'm also reading Mike Aquilina's, "The Mass of the Early Christians" (2nd Ed). I've had the pleasure of meeting Mr. Aquilina a few times. It's odd, but because I know him, I enjoy reading his books more - does anyone else have this experience? At any rate, it's a fantastic read and you should check out this book along with any others he's written.
I'll be getting back into more New Testament blogging shortly. I will say that I find as an undergraduate, blogging is daunting. When you're competing (if I can use that word) for readers' attention with people like Pat Mccullough, Chris Tilling, Jim West, Mark Goodacre, James Crossley, etc, it's difficult to have something intelligent and interesting to say on a regular basis when you're not as well-trained as them.