What is Word from the Bird?

Word from the Bird is Mike Bird’s newsletter about Christian faith and biblical studies. It is emailed three to four times per week to free sign-ups with extra newsletters, videos, and Q&A sessions for paid subscribers. Subjects include biblical insights, church and gender, geo-political commentary, church history, and previews of Mike’s forthcoming books.

Who is Michael F. Bird?

Mike is Deputy Principal 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.

Mike is CEO of Evangelia Media Pty Ltd, a company that houses all of his writing, teaching, speaking, and consulting.

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