About

 

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The Kathleen and John Show is for our friends and students who want to muse about life and the Bible along with us. We will give you a glimpse into our personal life– we have lots of fun—and we want everyone to READ THE BIBLE, for themselves, with an open mind, asking quality questions.

Kathleen Scott Goldingay is a retired architect who received her Masters of Theology from Fuller Theological Seminary in 2012. She writes novels, screenplays, and blogs. She has one grown daughter, Katie-Jay Scott Stauring, who with her husband Gabriel Stauring empower and connect us with global communities in crises through their NGO i-ACT.

Kathleen married Dr. John Goldingay, the David Allan Hubbard Professor of Old Testament at Fuller Theological Seminary, in 2010. At the time, John was also Priest-in-Charge of St. Barnabas Episcopal Church, Pasadena, California.

Since we moved back to Oxford, UK, in April 2018, John is emeritus in both these positions and is taking a well earned jubilee year! We have a new flat on the Castle Mill Stream, where we have retired to write.

John Goldingay studied theology at Oxford, has a PhD from the University of Nottingham and a DD from the Archbishop of Canterbury at Lambeth. He was  principal and professor of Old Testament and Hebrew at St. John’s Theological College in Nottingham, England before he moved to sunny California in 1997. John was married to Ann for 43 years and has two adult sons, Steven and Mark. Ann lived with MS for their entire marriage and passed away in 2009.

John says, “For me, being a professor was a subset of being a pastor.”

Kathleen and John often speak at Society of Biblical Literature Conferences. John is also a member of the Society for Old Testament Study, serves on the Task Force for Biblical Interpretation in the Anglican Communion, and the editorial board for the Library of Hebrew Bible/Old Testament Studies.

 

 

 

 

4 Comments on About

  1. Hi John and Kathleen.

    It is December 31st, 2018 and I just finished reading the Bible in a year (maybe for the 20th time or so). I have been blessed for my OT (1st Testament) readings to use the “Old Testament For Everyone” series as my companion commentary for the year.

    I am SO grateful, John, for your labor of love and faithfulness over the years it took you to write the series. Not only have I come to know the Bible better as a result, but I have come to appreciate you as a spiritual companion and friend.

    On several occasions, John, you wrote that weren’t sure if your writing or teaching made all that much difference. I want to assure you that from this pilgrim’s point of view, I have been enriched to know and trust God in ways that will influence the rest of my journey on earth.

    I want to be like the kind of true priest described in Malachi 2:6-7.

    A little about me, I am 64 years old, live in Boston, married to Nancy for 43 years (4 surviving children, 9 grandchildren), on staff with the Navigators for 38 years, and am passionate about helping people to read the Bible and talk about it. I would love the example of Malachi 3:16 to permeate the church: “Then the people who were in awe of Yahweh talked, each with his neighbor, and Yahweh took heed and listened, and a remembrance scroll was written before him regarding the people who were in awe of Yahweh and who esteemed his name.”

    Your commentary – and your life stories, both of you – have encouraged me to keep pressing on in my simple desire to get people to sit down as friends and wrestle through the Bible together.

    I don’t know if we will ever get a chance to meet face to face this side of Glory, but I want to cheer you both on as you seek to make God’s word accessible to everyone.

    If you have the occasion to come to Boston, we have a 5BR house next to the airport, lots of great coffee shops and a pretty good music scene.

    May God bless you both for 2019!

    In His Grace,

    Craig Parker

  2. Thank-you Craig for your kind and thoughtful comments. We are both encouraged when we connect with people who are inspired by Yahweh and studying the Bible. We study some portion of the scriptures together each day and find it an enriching, surprising, and delightful experience. Thanks for reading! Blessings, Kathleen and John

  3. Good morning!

    I have just finished G.B. Caird’s commentary on Revelation and was extremely curious, knowing that Caird was one of John’s teachers, as to what he thinks about Caird’s pacifistic interpretation of Revelation and what he thinks of Caird’s interpretation particularly of 5:6, where he writes, “Throughout the welter of Old Testament images in the chapters that follow, almost without exception the only title for Christ is the Lamb, and this title is meant to control and interpret all the rest of the symbolism. It is almost as if John were saying to us at one point after another: ‘Wherever the Old Testament says ‘Lion’, read ‘Lamb’. Wherever the Old Testament speaks of the victory of the Messiah or the overthrow of the enemies of God, we are to remember that the gospel recognizes no other way of achieving these ends than the way of the Cross” (75).

    Thank you much & cheers,
    Josh

  4. My message is simple: thank you so much for the clarity and insight you share in the OT for Everyone series. I am encouraged, informed and inspired by these books.
    Many, many moons ago I was at Nottingham University [when Alan Richardson was Professor of Theology] but I was a humble science student reading biology and enjoying good sermons on Sundays..
    After graduation I became a member of an Anglican religious community, the Order of the Holy Paraclete and so I live in the North East; I have been fortunate to serve also in Ghana and Swaziland.
    After many years of teaching, teacher training and admin I am, in retirement, working as a parish assistant in Redcar where my vicar, Matt Strand, is a product of St John’s Nottingham.
    I preach quite often and always see what you have to say about the OT reading.
    Please be assured of prayers for your continuing ministry.
    Sincerely
    Sister Anita

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