Greetings! My name is Timothy J. Christian. If you don’t know me, I am a Christian (in more than one way), a husband, a father, a pastor, and a Ph.D. Candidate (ABD) in Biblical Studies (New Testament) at Asbury Theological Seminary. This is my blog where I post on three things: (1) Life, (2) Biblical Studies, and (3) Music.
Posts pertaining to life include topics about my family, friends, parenting, ministry, Christianity, this thing called “following Jesus,” and hobbies such as watching epic movies like Lord of the Rings, and reading great books.
Posts pertaining to biblical studies include topics on the Bible (OT & NT), Christian Theology, ancient religion, Greco-Roman history and rhetoric, and dead languages (e.g. Ancient Greek, Biblical Hebrew, and Classical Latin). As a New Testament scholar, I lean towards writing on subjects related to NT studies. My research interests include Paul, 1 Corinthians, Rhetorical Criticism, NT Theology, Resurrection, Eschatology, NT Textual Criticism, the Historical Jesus, and Revelation.
Posts pertaining to music will mainly be my own compositions and reviews of classic jazz albums. I am a jazz musician, composer, and improviser at heart. I play jazz trumpet, bass, guitar, piano, and drums, and I am working on several albums where I play all of the instruments. My greatest influences are Miles Davis, Thelonious Monk, John Coltrane, Joe Pass, Pat Metheny, and Dave Brubeck. Since I am a Christian and have been a worship pastor, I will also post Christian worship songs from time to time, both covers and my own songs.
If there is anything that you would like me to blog on concerning life, the Bible, or music, please send me a request at firstname.lastname@example.org. Also, feel free to comment and respond to all posts, though I ask that you be respectful to me and one another, and that you stick to the topic at hand. Thank you for taking time to join with me in sharing life, in thinking critically upon Scripture, theology, and what it means for us today, and in listening to music which feeds the soul.