I am a two time graduate of Criswell College in Dallas, Texas with my BA in Biblical Studies and my MA in Theological and Biblical Studies with a focus on Early Judaism and Christian Origins. I am currently pursuing a PhD in the field of Early Judaism and Christian Origins. I served as the Teaching Pastor of Arthur City Baptist Church for six years (2009-2016) while working at Dallas Theological Seminary Book Center where I still presently serve as Chapterhouse Director (our panel forum on Theology, Politics, and Cultural Engagement). I am a student member of the Society of Biblical Literature and the Southwest Commission on Religious Studies.
My graduate thesis was entitled: “Abraham’s Star-Like Seed: Neglected Functional Elements in the Patriarchal Promise of Genesis 15.”
My first peer reviewed publication can be found in the upcoming 5.2 volume of the Journal for the Study of Paul and His Letters entitled, “‘So Shall Your Seed Be’: Paul’s Use of Gen 15:5 in Rom 4:18 in Light of Early Jewish Deification Traditions.”
My research interests include: the relationship between ancient cosmology and theology; divine council in the Hebrew Bible and the ancient near east; rewritten bible in early Judaism and Christianity; deification in early Judaism and Christianity; NT Christology; narrative Christology in the Synoptic Gospels; Pauline Studies: Paul’s use of scripture, Paul’s participatory messianism, Paul’s Jewish apocalyptic eschatology, Paul’s mysticism, and Paul’s view of divine sonship, resurrection, and deification.
My CV can be viewed here.
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