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Current research areas: 

  • Biblical studies
    • Psalms
    • Gospel and epistles of John
    • Letters of Paul
    • Mission of Jesus
  • Christian spirituality (1st-7th centuries CE and modern era)
  • Early Syriac literature (1st-7th centuries CE)

Recent scholarly activity: 

At the 2015 meetings of the American Academy of Religion and Society of Biblical Literature, I served as respondent to the papers presented in the SBL John, Jesus, and History section, November 22, and presented two papers of my own, both of which I am revising for publication:

  • “Being Human in Creation: Three Views from the Psalms” (Mennonite Scholars and Friends forum, November 20)
  • “Weapons of Divine Power: Paul’s Warfare in 2 Corinthians 10:1-6” (SBL Second Corinthians: Pauline Theology in the Making section, November 24)

Recent publications: 

  • “It Is Accomplished!: The Passion in the Gospel of John,” in Engaging the Passion: Perspectives on the Death of Jesus, ed. Oliver Larry Yarbrough (Fortress Press 2015), pp. 59-77
  • “Poetic Art and Prayer in Psalm 145,” in Poetry and Prayer: The Power of the Word II, ed. Francesca Bugliani Knox and John Took (Ashgate, 2015), pp. 95-114
  • “Completed Love: 1 John 4:11-18 and the Mission of the New Testament Church,” in Communities in Dispute: Current Scholarship on the Johannine Epistles, ed. R. Alan Culpepper and Paul N. Anderson (SBL Press 2014), pp. 237-271
  • “Jesus’s Action in the Temple,” in Struggles for Shalom, ed. Laura L. Brenneman and Brad D. Schantz (Wipf & Stock 2014), pp. 179-190
  • “Ecological Use of the Psalms,” in The Oxford Handbook of the Psalms, ed. William P. Brown (Oxford University Press 2014), pp. 608-620

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