I am the senior acquisitions editor at the University Press of Kansas, acquiring titles in political science, law, US history, Indigenous studies, environmental studies, and religion. I completed my PhD in theology at Princeton Theological Seminary. My research is primarily in the fields of modern theology, hermeneutics, and intercultural studies, with a special emphasis on Rudolf Bultmann.


2014, Ph.D., Systematic Theology, Princeton Theological Seminary

2008, M.Div., Princeton Theological Seminary

2004, B.A., English Literature, Wheaton College, Wheaton, IL

Other Publications

Who Is a True Christian? Contesting Religious Identity in American Culture. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2024.

Varieties of Christian Universalism: Exploring Four Views. Grand Rapids: Baker Academic, 2023.

The God Who Saves: A Dogmatic Sketch. Eugene, OR: Cascade Books, 2016.

Rudolf Bultmann: A Companion to His Theology. Eugene, OR: Cascade Books, 2015.

The Mission of Demythologizing: Rudolf Bultmann’s Dialectical Theology. Minneapolis: Fortress Press, 2015.

Selected Book Chapters
“Kerygma and History: Bultmann’s Hermeneutical Theology in North America Today.” In Rudolf Bultmann und die neutestamentliche Wissenschaft der Gegenwart, edited by Lukas Bormann and Christof Landmesser, 79–110. Tübingen: Mohr Siebeck, 2022.

“Desperatio Fiducialis: Barth and Bultmann on the Anthropological Significance of Revelation.” In Luther, Barth, and Movements of Theological Renewal (1918-1933), edited by Heinrich Assel and Bruce L. McCormack, 125–146. Berlin: De Gruyter, 2020.

“Barth and Hermeneutics.” In The Oxford Handbook of Karl Barth, edited by Paul Dafydd Jones and Paul T. Nimmo, 564–579. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2020.

“Theology as Theanthropology: Barth’s Theology of Existence in Its Existentialist Context.” In Karl Barth and the Making of Evangelical Theology: A Fifty-Year Perspective, edited by Clifford Anderson and Bruce L. McCormack, 30–66. Grand Rapids: Eerdmans, 2015.

“The Spirit of Freedom: Eberhard Jüngel’s Theology of the Third Article.” In Indicative of Grace – Imperative of Freedom: Essays in Honour of Eberhard Jüngel in his 80th Year, edited by R. David Nelson, 13–27. London: T & T Clark, 2014.

“Eschatologizing Apocalyptic: An Assessment of the Present Conversation on Pauline Apocalyptic.” In Apocalyptic and the Future of Theology: With and Beyond J. Louis Martyn, edited by Douglas Harink and Joshua Davis, 118–136. Eugene, OR: Cascade, 2012.

“The Word as Event: Barth and Bultmann on Scripture.” In The Sacred Text: Excavating the Texts, Exploring the Interpretations, and Engaging the Theologies of the Christian Scriptures, edited by Michael F. Bird and Michael W. Pahl, 241–265. Piscataway, NJ: Gorgias, 2010.

Selected Peer-Reviewed Journal Articles
“Deworlded within the World: Recovering Bultmann’s Paradox in an Age of Polarization.” Theology Today 79, no. 1 (2022): 52–66.

“Apocalypse as Perpetual Advent: The Apocalyptic Sermons of Rudolf Bultmann.” Theology Today 75, no. 1 (2018): 51–63.

“The Nature of the Church in Theological Interpretation of Scripture.” Journal of Theological Interpretation. 11, no. 1 (2017): 101–17.

“Is Bultmann a Heideggerian Theologian?” Scottish Journal of Theology 70, no. 1 (2017): 19–38.

“Demystifying the Program of Demythologizing: Bultmann’s Theological Hermeneutics.” Harvard Theological Review 110, no. 1 (2017): 1–23.

“Emancipatory Intercultural Hermeneutics: Interpreting Theo Sundermeier’s Differenzhermeneutik.” Mission Studies 33, no. 2 (2016): 127–146.

“Is There a Kerygma in This Text? A Review Article.” Journal of Theological Interpretation 9, no. 2 (2015): 299–311.

Apokatastasis and Apostolicity: A Response to Oliver Crisp on the Question of Barth’s Universalism.” Scottish Journal of Theology 67, no. 4 (2014): 464–480.

“Dialectical Theology as Theology of Mission: Investigating the Origins of Karl Barth’s Break with Liberalism.” International Journal of Systematic Theology 16, no. 4 (2014): 390–413.

“Kerygma and Community: A Response to R. W. L. Moberly’s Revisiting of Bultmann.” Journal of Theological Interpretation 8, no. 1 (2014): 1–23.

“Bonhoeffer and Bultmann: Toward an Apocalyptic Rapprochement.” International Journal of Systematic Theology 15, no. 2 (2013): 172–195.

“Reconsidering Apocalyptic Cinema: Pauline Apocalyptic and Paul Thomas Anderson.” Journal of Religion and Popular Culture 24, no. 3 (2012): 405–418.

Creatio Continua ex Electione: A Post-Barthian Revision of the Doctrine of Creatio ex Nihilo.” Koinonia 22 (2010): 33–53.

“‘A Beautiful Anarchy’: Religion, Fascism, and Violence in the Theopolitical Imagination of Guillermo del Toro” and “Secular Parables of the Truth: A Reply to Jenson and Lubeck.” Cultural Encounters 6, no. 2 (2010): 43–67, 77–83.

“Jesus and Faith: The Doctrine of Faith in Scripture and the Reformed Confessions.” Journal of Reformed Theology 3 (2009): 321–344.

“The Trinitarian Shape of ΠΙΣΤΙΣ: A Theological Exegesis of Galatians.” Journal of Theological Interpretation 2, no. 2 (2008): 231–258.

Blog Posts


    The Karl Barth – Rudolf Bultmann Debate: Texts and Commentary. Under contract with Cascade Books.

    Eschatological Mystical Liberalism: A New Interpretation of Dialectical Theology. Under review.

    Unnatural Love: A Theology of Polyamory. In development.


    Westar Institute Fellow
    American Society of Missiology
    International Bonhoeffer Society
    Karl Barth Society of North America
    American Academy of Religion

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