In June Dr. Douglas Estes, Adjunct Professor of New Testament at Phoenix Seminary, spoke at the University of Aarhus on genre and style issues related to the opening of the Gospel of John. His lecture, entitled “Rhythm, Rhetoric and Circumstance: The Impeccable Prose of the Prologue of John,” made the argument that the opening to John is closer to good prose than poetry, based on a comparative analysis of the openings of texts in the ancient world along with the concept of ‘circumstances’ found in the Greek philosophical and rhetorical works. Estes spoke as part of “The Gospel of John as Genre Mosaic” conference, with the purpse of gathering top scholars of the Gospel of John to address the issue of genre of / within the Gospel of John. The conference was organized by Kasper Bro Larsen, Associate Professor of New Testament at Aarhus University, and a specialist in recognition scenes in the gospels. Other speakers at the conference included Harry Attridge (Yale), Troels Engberg-Pedersen (Copenhagen), George Parsenios (Princeton), Colleen Conway (Seton Hall), and Ruth Sheridan (Charles Sturt). The University of Aarhus, located in Aarhus, Denmark, is a top European research university. Dr. Estes’ paper, along with others from the conference, will be published in 2015 in a new Scandinavian NT monograph series by Vandenhoeck & Ruprect.