|Present||Assistant Professor of Biblical and Theological Studies, Cedarville University ‐ School of Biblical and Theological Studies|
- Spiritual Formation
- Old Testament Literature
- New Testament Literature
- Theology I
- Theology II
- Biblical Theology
- The Pentateuch
- The Major Prophets
- The Book of Hebrews
- Christian Worldview Integration
- Independent Study in Practical Theology
- Seminar in Bible
School of Biblical and Theological Studies
Toward a Canon-conscious Reading of Scripture: The Legitimacy of Utilizing the Concept of Canon as a Control on the Interpretive Task Biblical and Theological Studies Faculty Publications (2012)
This dissertation seeks to answer two broad and basic questions. First, How did the biblical canon come to be? Second, What hermeneutical effect does that canon have on its readers? Though these questions have often ...
The Seminary as a Textual Community: Exploring John Sailhamer's Vision for Theological Education Faculty Books (2021)
John Sailhamer (1946-2017) is known for his careful scholarship on the Hebrew Bible and his focus on the compositional strategies found in the text of Scripture. Perhaps less well-known is his comprehensive vision for theological ...
Invitation to Biblical Theology: Exploring the Shape, Storyline, and Themes of the Bible Faculty Books (2020)
Invitation to Biblical Theology provides a thorough overview of biblical theology that is accessible for those new to the topic but substantial enough for advanced study. Defining biblical theology as “the study of the whole ...
Toward a Canon-Conscious Reading of the Bible: Exploring the History and Hermeneutics of the Canon Faculty Books (2014)
Two distinct questions about the canon of the Bible can be raised: (1) How did the biblical canon come to be?, and (2) What effect does that canon have on its readers? The former is ...
Journal Articles (10)
Nehemiah’s New Shadow: Reading and Rereading the Ezra-Nehemiah Narrative Southeastern Theological Review (2018)
Ezra-Nehemiah is sometimes interpreted as a positive portrayal of the return of Israel from exile. Ezra 1 begins with a prophetic expectation of return and restoration. However, the conclusion of the book in Nehemiah 13 ...
Current Trends in Cancer Support Within the Religious Community Nursing and Palliative Care (2017)
Living with cancer is associated with significant psychological strain. The prevalence and severity of this distress varies according to the time, type, and stage of cancer, as well as other variables including treatment regimen, side ...
The Drama of Discipline: Toward an Intertextual Profile of Paideia in Hebrews 12 Journal of the Evangelical Theological Society (2016)
When the concept of discipline (paideia) is examined in the biblical writings, often an interpreter makes a choice between the punitive or educative sense of the term. Does it mean correction for disobedience or does ...
The Scribe Who Has Become a Disciple: Identifying and Becoming the Ideal Reader of the Biblical Canon Themelios (2016)
The literary notion of “implied reader” invokes a series of hermeneutically significant questions: What is it? Who produces it? and How can it be identified? These questions naturally lead to a further query: What is ...