Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Evangelical Quarterly Digitisation Project

Over the past few years I have placed online a table of contents and number of articles from the journal Evangelical Quarterly for which my site now serves as the official archive [click on Archives link]. I am now working more systematically to place on-line as many articles as possible from the 1960's up to 2005. In order to do this I will be attempting to contact the authors (or their literary executors if deceased). 

As you can imagine this is going to take some time, as hundreds of people will need to be traced. For that reason I am asking for your help. If know personally any author of an EQ article dating from this period please bring this project to their attention and request that they contact me at rob (at) - even if permission is to be refused. Many thanks.

Monday, July 18, 2011

Five articles by Rev Dr Roy Yates Now On-line

The following articles are now available on-line on my new additions page in PDF here.

Roy Yates, "A Note on Colossians 1: 24," The Evangelical Quarterly 42.2 (April-June 1970): 88-92.

Roy Yates, "The Antichrist," The Evangelical Quarterly 45.1 (Jan.-Mar. 1974): 42-50.

Roy Yates, "The Powers of Evil in the New Testament," The Evangelical Quarterly 52.2 (Apr.-June. 1980): 97-111.

Roy Yates, "Paul's Affliction in Asia: 2 Corinthians 1:8," The Evangelical Quarterly 53.4 (Oct.-Dec. 1981): 241-245.

Roy Yates, "The Christian Way of Life: The Paraenetic Material in Colossians 3:1-4:6," The Evangelical Quarterly 63.3 (July-Sept. 1991): 241-251.

Friday, July 08, 2011

Blog Interview with Rev Dr David Instone-Brewer

I am very pleased to be able interview Dr David Instone-Brewer about Tyndale House's S.T.E.P. Project - an initiative that I have been indirectly involved with for several years. In the video below David introduces the Project:


Thanks David for agreeing to be interviewed about the STEP Project. First of all, can you tell me what S.T.E.P. stands for.

Scripture Tools for Every Person. Actually we toyed with the idea of being for "....Every Pastor" but then we realised that everyone else wanted these tools too.

Does the change in the project’s name indicate a development its scope? [Pastor ---> Person]

We are making tools which busy pastors can use, interested untrained people, and also well-informed scholars. So "Every Person" is more accurate.  We also wondered about making it "... for every Platform" because part of the idea is that anyone can use them on anything from a phone to a beefy server, but we thought that was too geeky.

Will you need an Internet connection for the software to work properly?

We want to especially help those guys who don't have reliable internet connections, so we are aiming to make almost everything installable from an SD card or downloadable.

At what stage are you at now?

Some things are working, some things are at prototype, and lots of things are being developed. This is an exciting time.

How can people be involved -­ what do you need help with?

Mostly we need people with good English who can work meticulously and who love the Bible. There are all kinds of projects that need help with all kinds of skills, language work and programming skills to good English editing skills. Have a look at to explore the different modules,
and click on "we welcome offers of help" to see the variety of skills we are looking for.

How many copies of the software do you plan to distribute and how will this be done?

We have arrangements in place with missionary organisations to distribute tens of thousands to named individuals, but these will just be seeds. All copies can be freely copied and distributed by any means - internet, attachments, SD cards, memory sticks - whatever. And all our data modules will be free for use in other free software.

This means that any work done on this project will benefit the whole church worldwide.

Thank you David for taking the time to share this project with us.

Visitors can find out more about STEP here.

Sunday, July 03, 2011

Indian Journal of Theology now online up to Volume 40

The Indian Journal of Theology is now available online up to an including volume 40 in PDF. More recent issues will be added in the next few weeks. If anyone can help by providing printed copies of the missing earlier issues for scanning please let me now. This journal appears here by kind permission of the journal's editor, Dr K.P. Aleaz.