(Say the Jesus Creed morning and evening during Lent.)
Here’s the offer. I will send a copy of Donald McKim, Dictionary of Major Biblical Interpreters, to the first person who can stump the professor. At what? Here’s the deal:
When I taught at Trinity, I used to play a game with my students. It concerned the initials of reputable, known New Testament scholars. If they could give me the initials of a NT scholar that I didn’t know the names for [which they knew], then I would buy them an ice cream at the famous White Horse Inn.
Student: “F.F. Bruce.”
McKnight: “You owe me an ice cream. Frederick Fyvie Bruce.”
So here’s my deal: If you can come up with initials that I don’t know, I will send you a copy of McKim’s big honkin’ Dictionary. Here are the rules:
1. The initials must be for a reputable NT scholar. (I make the decision; I’m known to be fair.)
2. The scholar must be dead. No brand spankin’ new PhD in NT studies.
3. I will not look up the names in any of my books before I answer your challenges.
4. Only one guess per person.
5. I will give you until 4:00 p.m. central standard time; if I’m not stumped by then, I will give the book to my colleague, Joel Willitts.
Go ahead, stump the professor!