Wednesday, May 03, 2006

Top NT TV Personalities

From DaVinci and DSS to Mary and Mary, NT scholars are increasingly making the airwaves. A comment on a previous post gave me an idea. Who are the top NT scholars on TV? Anyone care to rate them (1-5 for personality, 1-5 for content) and pick a favorite? Let's try to keep the discourse on content and personality: no jokes about NTW's fro-like beard or anyone's suspect theology--unless it clouds their jdgmnt. Karen King, Craig A. Evans, Mark Goodacre (though I can't remember seeing Mark on in the States), LTJ, NTW, BWiii, A-JL, Borg, Crossan spring to mind... I'll go with BWiii, since I just knocked his Matthew commentary. His slight accent and relaxed manner is a winner (5), and his comments are accurate without being pushy or fantastic--and above all, they make fantastic sound bites (4); overall score is 4.5. Well done, Professor Witherington.

Maybe Crossley and Bird can get on TV after their book comes out--I'd love to see Mike's fire engine cranium ginger up the screen and push the limits of HDTV.


Blogger Jim said...

None of the above. Until the debut of "Crossing Crossley and The Flight of the Bird". Or maybe it should be "The James and Mike Show" or maybe even "Bird and Crossley: The Feathers Fly". Ok- so I don't work for tv making up show names.

8:47 PM, May 03, 2006  
Blogger Danny Zacharias said...

you forgot Bart Ehrman, he probably tops the list (not my list, just the list). He's the new Crossan. He was even on the Daily Show- in TV land, that's makin' it!

8:14 AM, May 04, 2006  
Blogger J. B. Hood said...

Yeah, he did quite well on The Daily Show; no real signs of excess (despite the unfortunate title of his book) or DaVinci grade exaggeration. He also has an interesting personal story, which balance well with his understated delivery.

8:40 AM, May 04, 2006  
Blogger Billy V said...

I like NTW, I remember Paula Fredricksen a few years ago on the Peter Jennings special, I thought she was really good. Paul Maier is good as well.

9:58 PM, May 07, 2006  

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