Do you remember my paper on Ezekiel’s Gog of Magog delivered at the SBL international meeting in Seoul last July? I am happy to announce that it has passed the double-blind peer review of HTS Theologiese Studies/Theological Studies (ISI listed, South Africa based)! One of the anonymous reviewers mistakenly considers me a male, referring to … More Announcement: Paper Accepted in HTS Theologiese Studies/Theological Studies
Jon Stewart could not come up with any jokes when commenting on Charleston Church shooting. Peter Enns made a poignant connection here between Jon Stewart and the biblical prophets like Jeremiah and Ezekiel. What these two men have said and written reveal honest reflections, and there are a lot for us to think about and … More News: Peter Enns on Jon Stewart’s Quasi-Prophetic Role
As a preamble to one of the last few lessons of the Hebrew tutorial I led on Ezekiel’s Oracles against the Nations (OAN), I showed the students the following anecdote (excerpt taken from http://tragicfarce.com/2012/09/06/gog-and-magog-are-at-work-in-the-middle-east-bush-told-chirac/): But before Chirac could elaborate on that point, Bush veered into another direction. “Jacques,” he said, “You and I share a … More Lecture: The Happy Ending in the Winter Semester 2014/2015
Time flies! Can you believe that we’ve already passed the 9th week of this semester?! After the Christmas break, there’ll be 5 more lessons until I finish leading the course on Ezekiel’s oracles against the nations at the University of Göttingen. A few students and I, despite some initial struggles, still commit ourselves to climbing … More Lecture: I Love Teaching!
Two days ago (on 23.10.2014), my excitement woke me up at 04.00. The chilling 6 degree Celcius could not damp or freeze my excitement. Having quickly climbed out of the warm bed, I reread the typed lecture notes over and over again. Just before my departure from home, I double-checked to make sure that the … More Lecture: My First Teaching Day This Semester
Hallo zusammen! To all students at the University of Göttingen, I volunteer to teach Ezekiel’s Oracles against the Nations (chapters 25-32) in this coming semester (WiSe 2014/2015). For more details, you can check out this link on UniVZ. Yes, it is about my recently defended thesis 🙂 For practical reason, the classes will be cancelled … More Announcement: Saying Hello to a New Semester!
Dear all, 4 years, 11 academic presentations (most of them are related to my thesis)， 16 self-development courses (12 with certificates), thousand pages of horrible drafts, countless sleepless nights. A few months after my 26th birthday, I finally submitted my updated dissertation, which now covers roughly 300 pages (I really have to add that this … More Announcement: An Invitation to the Defense