I am currently a grad student at Criswell College in Dallas, Texas working on an Academic MA in Biblical and Theological Studies with a focus on Biblical Interpretation in Antiquity. I also have a BA in Biblical Studies from Criswell. I am currently the Teaching Pastor of Arthur City Baptist Church. A goal of mine is to expose much of the modern western church’s exploitation of the term “gospel” as it has been hijacked and used to denote a kind of individualistic escapism. I want to see this misleading notion supplanted with the epicenter of the true Christian hope: the liberating announcement that the reign of God is at hand. What then must be recovered through teaching is why the announcement of the all-encompassing rule of the one creator God is actually “good news”. Grasping this reality will empower the church through the Spirit to realize the subversive implications it has on how we then relate to the world.
My research interests include: Re-appropriation of OT Narrative in Early Judaism and Christianity; the relationship between ancient cosmology and theology; Second Temple Jewish Backgrounds to the NT; NT Christology; Narrative Christology in the Synoptic Gospels; Studies in the Pauline Corpus: Paul’s Use of Scripture, Paul’s Messianism, Paul’s Apocalypticism, and Paul’s View of Divine Sonship.