Chad at HBU’s ‘Paul and Judaism’ Conference


Here’s Cataclysmic’s own Chad Chambers presenting his paper “Before I was Born: Paul’s Calling and the Question of Time in Galatians” at Houston Baptist University’s ‘Paul and Judaism’ conference going on today and tomorrow.

Chad did a great job and his paper was really interesting, taking a look at how Paul views time in the book of Galatians.  Definitely piqued my interest! Well done, brother!!


Paper: HBU Theology Conference – “Paul and Judaism”

Thought I would join Brian Leport and announce that my paper was accepted for the upcoming HBU Theology Conference. My paper’s title is “Before I was Born’ – Paul’s Calling and the Question of Time in Galatians”.

I find the question of time interesting in general and have written several posts on Paul and time (Ann Jervis and T.F. Torrance). This paper examines the metaphorical nature of time in Paul’s autobiographical narrative in Galatians 1:11-17 and seeks to demonstrate how Paul’s calling provides a conceptual structure for his use of time in Galatians 3-4.

It should be a fun conference, I hope to see you there.


Houston Baptist University Theology Conference – N.T. Wright, Beverly Gaventa, Ross Wagner

HBU Theology Conference

Paul and Judaism

March 19-20, 2014
Houston Baptist University

HBU is pleased to host a conference on Paul and Judaism that will explore Paul’s theology and practice within his Jewish context. Our keynote speakers include N.T. Wright (St Andrews University), Beverly Gaventa (Baylor University), and Ross Wagner (Duke Divinity School).

Papers and Abstracts:
In addition, we are inviting papers representing a variety of approaches from scholars and graduate students in this area of study. Participants will have 30 minutes to present papers (inclusive of Q&A).  Please submit a 200-300 word abstract to Dr. Ben C. Blackwell by January 15, 2014, with notification of acceptance by January 31. Registration by February 15 is required for those who will present at the conference. For submission information and conference schedule go here.