About the Blog: This blog was originally designed to extend the discussion of Acts based on my evening services at Rush Creek Bible Church in Byron Center, Michigan, beginning September 14, 2008. My intent then was to post a few comments about the portion of Acts scheduled for that Sunday evening, then I would post a few notes from the evening service on the Monday after I teach the section. After finished the book of Acts, the focus of the blog broadened to include issues of Pauline Theology along with the Book of Acts. I have “read through” the NT on the blog several times, going far beyond the original title. I started including book reviews and commentary on using technology for biblical studies in the summer of 2011, making the title even less accurate. On the other hand, perhaps the title means “the act of reading” any text, but applying reader-response criticism to your own work seems fairly self-centered.
Reading Acts is now more than twelve years old and has more than two million visits over those years. Thanks to all the regular readers who made that happen.
I have posted a few academic papers at Academia.edu. Feel free to follow me there and download anything that interests you.
Disclaimer: The opinions I express on this blog are my own and are not intended to represent the views of any organizations for which I am employed.
Phillip J. Long has taught full time at Grace Christian University since 1998, specializing in Bible and Biblical languages. He has Masters degrees in Biblical Exposition and Old Testament from Talbot School of Theology (BIOLA) and a PhD in New Testament from Andrews University. His dissertation was published as Jesus the Bridegroom by Pickwick Books in 2012. His most recent book is Galatians: Freedom through God’s Grace (Wipf & Stock, 2019).