It appears that Obbink is the latest mark targeted by the fundamentalists at Hobby Lobby and the Museum of the Bible (Trobisch was another) to give their apologetic enterprise respectability in the academic world. It's a stealth move, of course. These people have no interest in papyrology per se; their sole interest is in advancing the idea that the Bible's "true" and factual in every respect, and everything that implies politically in the USA.Obbink and scholars from Baylor’s Institute for Studies of Religion are jointly involved in the Green Scholars Initiative, which studies ancient manuscripts. Obbink has given 10-day seminars on papyrology at Baylor.
Just what is "the Green Scholars Initiative"?
https://www.museumofthebible.org/resear ... initiative
Students who participate in collaborative projects [at the Green Scholars Initiative] may apply to the summer Logos conference, which serves as the gateway to the Logos Fellowship, a Christian community committed to the integration of the Christian faith and scholarship as well as the development of academic skills and perspectives. Recently, the Logos conference has taken place in England under the auspices of Scholarship & Christianity In Oxford. Museum of the Bible supports Logos Fellows through prominent scholarly publications, receptions at conferences that encourage networking, summer programming related to archaeology and advanced language skills, and vocational counseling.