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Word from the Bird is Mike Bird’s newsletter about Christian faith and biblical studies emailed to free sign-ups with extra newsletters, videos, and Q&A sessions for paid subscribers.

Three to four emails are sent each week featuring reflections, biblical studies insights, comments on theological debates, and book reviews.

Who is Michael F. Bird?

Mike is an Australian biblical scholar and Anglican priest who writes about the history of early Christianity, theology, and contemporary issues.

Mike is Academic Dean and Lecturer in Theology at Ridley College in Melbourne, Australia. He is the author of over thirty books including Evangelical Theology, Seven Things I Wish Christians Knew About the Bible, Romans (SGBC), The Gospel of the Lord: How the Early Church Wrote the Story of Jesus, What Christians Ought To Believe, and with N.T. Wright, The New Testament in its World.

He enjoys tennis, reading, and red wine. He is married to Naomi and they have four children.

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Michael F. Bird 
Michael F. Bird is an Australian biblical scholar and priest who writes about the history of early Christianity, theology, and contemporary issues.