Tyndale NT Study group 2022: Ethics and moral transformation in the NT

The theme for the Tyndale Fellowship New Testament Study Group in 2022 is ‘Ethics and Moral Transformation in the New Testament’. It is taking place from

Wednesday 22nd to Friday 24th June 2022

at High Leigh Conference Centre, Hertfordshire, south of Cambridge. Although we do not have joint sessions, we are in the same place as other study groups at the same time, so there is the chance to meet up with scholars in other related disciplines. Early bird prices are available until the end of January.

We have an outstanding programme with contributions from evangelical scholars around the world.

The annual Tyndale Lecture on the New Testament will be given by Professor Craig Blomberg on ‘Wealth and Poverty in Paul and James’.

Craig is currently a distinguished professor of New Testament at Denver Seminary in Colorado. He completed his PhD in New Testament, specializing in the parables and the writings of Luke-Acts, at Aberdeen University in Scotland. He received an MA from Trinity Evangelical Divinity School, and a BA from Augustana College. Before joining the faculty of Denver Seminary, he taught at Palm Beach Atlantic College and was a research fellow in Cambridge, England with Tyndale House.

In addition to writing numerous articles in professional journals, multi-author works and dictionaries or encyclopedias, he has authored or edited 20 books, including The Historical Reliability of the Gospels, Interpreting the Parables, commentaries on Matthew, 1 Corinthians and James, Jesus and the Gospels: An Introduction and Survey, From Pentecost to Patmos: An Introduction to Acts through Revelation, Christians in an Age of Wealth: A Biblical Theology of Stewardship, Neither Poverty nor Riches: A Biblical Theology of Possessions, Making Sense of the New Testament: Three Crucial Questions, Preaching the Parables, Contagious Holiness: Jesus’ Meals with Sinners, and Handbook of New Testament Exegesis.


Weds 22nd 4pm (2.5hrs) | Paul (i)

Dr Channing L. Crisler, Associate Professor of NT, Clamp Divinity School, Anderson University, USA
Justification by Suffering: The Transformative Link Between Justification and the Pain of the Justified

Filip J. Sylwestrowicz, DPhil Student, University of Oxford, UK
Pauline Exhortations to Bless Persecutors as a Model for Christian Response to Hostility

Miles Tradewell, PhD Student, University of Exeter, UK
Intertextual Metaphor as a Catalyst for Moral Transformation: Romans 13:11-14 as a Test Case

Revd Dr Mark Keown, Senior Lecturer, Laidlaw College, New Zealand
The Ethics of Evangelism: A Critique of Keown

Thurs 23rd 9.30 (1 hr) | Gospels and Acts (i)

Dr Calin Popescu, Teacher, Campulung Theological Seminary, Romania
Did Judas Really ‘Lift His Heel’ against the Lord? What the Bible Tells about His Guilt

Dr Matt Williams, Head of Biblical Insight, Jubilee Centre, Cambridge, UK
‘Not in my Father’s House!’ Jesus’ Business Ethics and the Temple Incident of John 2:13–25

Thurs 23rd 11am (1.5hrs) | Gospels and Acts (ii)

Prof. Peter W. Gosnell, Professor of Religion, Muskingum University, USA
The Ethics of Valuing Others in the Gospel According to Luke

Dr Robert W. Heimburger, Research Fellow in Theological Ethics, University of Aberdeen, UK
‘Wait for the Promise of the Father’: Waiting as the Beginning of the Christian Way in the Book of Acts

Paul Wilson, Lecturer, Tilsley College / PhD Student, University of Edinburgh, UK
‘The Migrant Messiah’: Biblical Perspectives on an Ethical Claim

Thurs 23rd 5pm (1.5 hrs) | Paul (ii)

Prof. Dr. Armin Baum, Professor of New Testament, Freie Theologische Hochschule Gießen, Germany
Saving Wealthy Ephesian Women from a Self-Centered Way of Life (1 Tim 2:15): Salvation by Childbearing in the Context of Ancient Arguments against Sexual Intercourse, Pregnancy and Child-rearing

Prof. Dr. Joel White, Professor of New Testament, Freie Theologische Hochschule Gießen, Germany
Between Theology and Ethics: Philemon as a Case Study in Managing Theological Convictions and Competing Interests 

Dr Philip Church, Senior Research Fellow, Laidlaw College, New Zealand
The Plymouth Brethren Christian Church and Separation from the (Evil) World

Fri 24th 9.30 (1 hr) | Methodology

Alistair McKitterick, Lecturer in Biblical and Theological Studies, Moorlands College, UK
The Role of New Testament Teleology in Moral Decision-making

Dr Tim Murray, Pastor, Amblecote Christian Centre, UK & Revd Dr Mark Wreford, Curate, Trinity Church Nottingham, UK
Moral Formation and the Shape of the Early Church: Novelty, Methodology, History

Fri 24th 11am (1.5hrs) | Other NT Perspectives

Joseph Allen MPhil Student, University of Cambridge, UK
Is James Also Among the Prophets? Prophetic Ethics in the Letter of James

Revd Prof. Anthony Bash, Honorary Professor, Department of Theology and Religion, Durham University, UK
The Place of Interpersonal Remorse in Moral Transformation

Dr Amiel Drimbe, Lecturer in NT Language, Exegesis, and Theology, Baptist Theological Institute of Bucharest, Romania
‘A Great Difference between the Two Ways’: In Search of the Ethics of the Earliest Gentile Christians

Abstracts of all the papers are here:   2022 accepted paper abstracts TF NT Study Group

The Tyndale NT study group in 2023 will be held in Cambridge from Wednesday 28th to Friday 30th June 2023, and the theme will be The Holy Spirit in the New Testament. Please contact Nick Moore nicholas.j.moore [at] durham.ac.uk if you like to register an interest in contributing.

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