Academic Info

Since 2002 I have been a member of the faculty of Luther Seminary in Saint Paul, Minnesota. If you are interested in information about my teaching there, my educational history, and my formal academic publications, I invite you to visit my academic website by clicking here.

To learn more about books I have recently written or edited, visit my Books page. I am currently working on two books, an exploration on the depiction of God in the Acts of the Apostles and an introductory textbook on the New Testament.

Here are some details of my academic accomplishments:

Contributions to several reference books and resources for preachers, students, and Bible readers, including:


A founding and contributing editor for ON Scripture, a weekly online column bringing the Bible into conversation with current events

Book reviews published in a variety of periodicals, including:

The Anglican Theological Review, The Catholic Biblical Quarterly, The Christian Century, Interpretation, Journal of Biblical Literature, Modern Believing, Review of Biblical Literature, Religious Studies Review, Scottish Journal of Theology, Theology Today, and Word & World

Other articles and blogs published online by: Beliefnet, Common Ground News Service, Day 1, The Huffington Post, New Media Project at Union Theological Seminary, On Being Blog, The Parliament Blog, Patheos, and Sojourners.

Materials for small-group study published by The Thoughtful Christian and The Presbyterian Leader

Participation in professional workshops and consultations focused on writing theology, effective pedagogy, and teaching biblical interpretation

Research grants awarded by The Louisville Institute and Wabash Center for Teaching and Learning in Theology and Religion

Advanced research as a member in residence at the Center of Theological Inquiry in Princeton, New Jersey (2008-2009)

Earned degrees from Brown University and Princeton Theological Seminary

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