Episode 49: In the Study with Dr. Simon Gathercole

This week on Preaching and Preachers, Dr. Simon Gathercole joins me for a broad discussion about his life and personal study. Dr. Gathercole serves as editor of the Journal for the Study of the New Testament and lecturer in New Testament at the University of Cambridge and fellow of Fitzwilliam College, Cambridge.

Guest(s): Simon Gathercole


Some of the topics discussed on today’s episode are:

  • Gathercole’s life and ministry
  • How Dr. Gathercole became a Baptist
  • Gathercole’s day to day life at Cambridge
  • Gathercole’s love for the biblical languages
  • The role of biblical languages in the pastorate
  • Gathercole’s sequence of using the biblical languages and the great minds of church history
  • How Dr. Gathercole distinguishes between preparing a sermon and his scholarly work
  • The difficulty and necessity of applying the text to the people of God
  • Gathercole’s view of evangelicalism
  • Gathercole’s concern for the evangelical church
  • Why pastors should be affirmed and yet aware of the issues regarding the historicity and authenticity of the Gospels


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