Another year over…and so much to be thankful for! I’m especially grateful that my family is settling well in Atlanta and that my teaching position allows me the time and flexibility to keep making progress on my PhD. In 2015, I was able to complete my prospectus and the first two chapters of my dissertation/book (appx. 110 pages, or 40% of the whole). Lord willing, I’ll be able to finish the entire book, tentatively titled The Trinitarian Testimony of the Spirit, by the end of 2016. My supervisors, Jan van der Watt (Nijmegen) and Chris de Wet (Unisa), have been enormously helpful in elevating the quality of my work, and I’m so grateful for their encouragement and advice.
In other news, my initial article exploring the nature of the Spirit’s prosopological speech has seen the light of day in the year’s final issue of Vigiliae Christianae, which you can read on this site. I presented on the Spirit and eschatology in the Epistle of Barnabas at SBL Atlanta, but that’s probably the end of the road for that project. Finally, I wrote an invited review for RBL of James McConnell’s The topos of Divine Testimony in Luke-Acts that should be out some time next year.
In all, then, it was a busy year academically beyond being a year of transition for our family, but above all as 2015 draws to a close I just wanted to be able to express my gratitude to all of you who have encouraged me in this journey and let you know what I’m up to. Happy 2016!