It has been a long time since my last post. Things have been hectic these past several weeks. The academic year has come to an end and as of July 1st I have been on sabbatical, away from my regular office activities, deep in reading and research for my next project.
For a professor, a sabbatical means reading and writing. I am doing research for a book that I hope to have the first draft finished by the end of December. I have been reading and doing research six days a week. It is for this reason that I have been unable to post to the blog regularly.
But this is about to change. Beginning today I have decided that I will begin posting again to the blog in a timely fashion. This means that I will have to dedicate time to read, research, write, and blog.
Since being away from the blog, I have missed the dialogue with readers of my blog. I enjoy reading your comments, your emails, and the give and take that takes place as a result of my posts.
The way I seek to write my posts requires time and research. Over the years I have used my blog to supplement my teaching in the classroom. Many of the posts I write come out of questions students raise in class and out of my reaction to books and articles I read. So, don’t be surprised if some of my coming posts are related to the research I am doing for my book.
I hope to continue writing posts that can teach you something new about the Old Testament. I have several ideas for future posts that I am sure will be of interest to you who read my blog.
Thank you for your patience with my absence. I am back and will work hard to continue writing posts that will provoke dialogue and engender further study.
Professor of Old Testament
Northern Baptist Seminary