I've had this week off of work and, of course, I had intended to get a tremendous amount of work completed. As it turns out, I have gotten a number of things done, but overall, I would say the week has been a mixed bag in terms of productivity.
In terms of writing/editing/publishing, my co-editor and I finished the second round of revisions on our forthcoming book, The Epistle of James: Linguistic Exegesis of an Early Christian Letter (to be published by McMaster Divinity College Press/Pickwick, an imprint of Wipf & Stock), and we got that sent off. We still have indexing to do, but that won't take too long once we have final corrections back. I hope it is in print and available this summer.
I also copyedited an article by Esther Cen entitled "The Metaphor of Leaven in 1 Corinthians 5," to be published in Dialogismos, an academic journal of which I am one of the Sr. Editors. It's a very good article, so watch for it. It's in the final stages of copyediting and formatting.
Additionally, I wrote a little more on an article I am writing entitled "The Linguistics of Social Identity (Re-)Formation in the New Testament." It's a bulked up version of a paper I read in the Social Identity in the New Testament unit session at the Institute for Biblical Research (IBR) meeting last November in Denver (part of the annual meeting of the Society of Biblical Literature). I plan to send it to IBR's journal Bulletin of Biblical Research (BBR) when I am finished with it.
Today, I will work on an article on Martin Dibelius's contribution to studies of Luke and Acts. It will be a chapter in a book co-edited by Stanley E. Porter and Ron Fay for Kregal's "Milestones in New Testament Scholarship" series. I hope to get this and the social identity article completed very soon, so that in the Fall I can focus on my sabbatical work, which is a revision/reworking of my dissertation for publication. Oh, and starting July 1, I will teach an 8-week grad class called "Special Studies in Philemon." I need to finish up my translation and notes on that (well, build on what I had already done).
Around the house, I've repaired a toilet (new flush valve), fixed fence (replaced some slats and re-fastened some others), lined up a couple of guys who will put a new concrete cap on my chimney (it leaks like a sieve), worked around the yard seeding some grass and helping my wife plant some flowers.
And, week off from work notwithstanding, I've fielded a few emails, texts, and calls from the office, since we are about to make a big marketing and recruiting push for our new 100% online, two-year, cohort-based MA in Christianity and Culture. Each course is only 8 weeks long. If you're interested in the details, click here.
And in between all of that, I've followed the severe storm coverage so that I would know if we need to get down into the tornado shelter. We've had severe weather in Oklahoma every day this week (fortunately, not much as come through the OKC metro area). Could get more today.
All in all, it's been a busy "week off"!!
UPDATE (9:28 AM CDT May 24, 2019)
This is totally correct. TOTALLY.