The 2019 Tyndale House Conference: Day 1

Words and Photographs by Tavis Bohlinger

I’m here in Cambridge right now for the second half of the annual Tyndale House Study Groups. This is my first time attending the conference, although members of the Logos team have been here in past years to present papers and enjoy catching up with friends, old and new. For those of you who could not attend this year, theLAB is pleased to present a visual essay from the event with commentary.

Although the Study Groups include multiple categories, including Biblical Theology, Biblical Archeology, Christine Doctrine, Old Testament, New Testament, and Philosophy of Religion (in no particular order, mind you…), I am here to present a paper in the NT study group on Friday, and to represent Logos and Lexham Press to the fine scholars of Tyndale House.

This second half of this week is devoted to the Biblical Theology and New Testament groups, so I’m sad to say that this year I was not able to capture moments from the first half of the week. We’ll try to do that next year, but for now (and over the next two days), we hope these images enable you to get as close as possible to participating, from a distance, at this exciting and important event for Christian academic scholarship.

The train up to Cambridge from London is just under an hour’s trip.
My arrival in Cambridge was marked by a pint with some theologian friends at a local pub on the river.
The location of the 2019 Tyndale House Study Groups, Biblical Theology and New Testament, is Wolfson College, Cambridge, just a short walk from Tyndale House itself.
Lee Seng Tee Hall at Wolfson College is the venue for the coffee/tea breaks, and the NT sessions of the conference.
Ian Paul opened the NT and Biblical Theology sessions on Wednesday afternoon.
One of the traditions at the Tyndale House conference is prayer before each presentation. Here, Ian Paul prays for Rafael Rodriguez just before he opens the first NT session of the event.
Rafael Rodgriguez (Johnson University) opened the NT Study Group with a excellent presentation on Canon and Tradition (full title in the image).
I was very pleased to see Logos being used to verify the arguments in Rodriguez’s paper.
Attendees listen to Rodriguez’s paper during the first NT session.
Nick Moore (Cranmer Hall, Durham) asks a question during the Q&A after Rodriguez’s paper.
Rodriguez takes a question from the floor.
The lush grounds of Wolfson College are visible just outside the conference hall.
Jonathan Linebaugh (Cambridge) during the Q&A after Rodriguez’s paper.
There is no such thing as a biblical conference without books, lots and lots of books.
After dinner, Jonathan Linebaugh (Cambridge) had the privilege of presenting the 2019 Tyndale Lecture in New Testament. His paper, titled, The Speech of the Dead: Identifying the I from Death to Life in Galatians 2:19-20, argued for a comprehensive reading of this hotly debated passage that forefronts justification by faith.
Eddie Adams (King’s College London) asks a question of Linebaugh during the Q&A.
Rafael Rodgriguez during the Q&A after Linebaugh’s paper.
Linebaugh fields questions after his paper.
Beautiful Cambridge awaits; join us next year!

Stay tuned the next few days for further updates from the 2019 Tyndale House Study Groups.

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Tavis Bohlinger

Dr. Tavis Bohlinger is the Creative Director at Reformation Heritage Books. He holds a PhD from Durham University and writes across multiple genres, including academia, poetry, and screenwriting. He lives in Grand Rapids with his wife and three children.

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