Education


  • University of Edinburgh: PhD in New Testament and Christian Origins

  • University of Edinburgh: MTh in Biblical Studies (Distinction)

  • Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary: MDiv (Summa Cum Laude)

  • University of Central Florida: BA in Sociology (Summa Cum Laude)

Publications

“‘Beware the Dogs!’: The Phallic Epithet in Phil 3.2,” New Testament Studies 67 (2021): 105–120. https://doi.org/10.1017/S0028688520000107

(If you do not have institutional access, you can read the article for free here.)

“Just A Flesh Wound?: Reassessing Paul’s Supposed Indifference Toward Circumcision and Foreskin in 1 Cor 7:19, Gal 5:6, and 6:15,” Journal of the Jesus Movement in its Jewish Setting 8 (2021): 30–52. Available here.

Blog Posts

    Projects

    My PhD project at the University of Edinburgh, “The Apostle to the Foreskin: Circumcision in the Letters of Paul,” focused on Paul and Circumcision, paying particular attention to the ethnic contexts of Paul’s circumcision discourses.

    Upcoming Talks and Conferences


    • “Jewish Supersessionism? The Problem of Categorizing Innovation in Ancient Judaism and the New Testament.”  NT & Second Temple Judaism Seminar Group. British New Testament Society, University of Saint Andrews, 2022.

    • “‘You’re a Shining Star’: DoxaPneuma, and Human Mortality in 2 Cor 3.” Paul Seminar Group. British New Testament Society, University of Saint Andrews, 2022.


     

    Past Papers:

    • “Circumcision Recut: Rethinking the Relation between Ethnicity and Circumcision in Second Temple and Pauline Literature.” Presented at the NT & Second Temple Judaism seminar group at the British New Testament Conference, Maynooth, Ireland, September 2, 2017.

    • “The Dogs of Philippians 3: Furthering Recent Proposals.” Presented at the Pauline Epistles seminar at the annual SBL Meeting  in Denver, Colorado on 17 November 2018.

    • “Dogs and Evil Workers and Mutilation! Oh My!: Identifying Paul’s Opponents in Philippians 3.” Presented at the New College (University of Edinburgh) Biblical Studies Seminar on 30 November 2018.

    • “Neither Circumcision Nor Foreskin: Peeling Back the Layers of a Pauline Maxim.” Presented at the Expert Meeting on Male Circumcision, University of Oslo, 10 May 2019.

    • “An Epispasmic Reading of Romans 4: A Response to Karin Neutel on the Foreskin of Abraham.” Presented at the Expert Meeting on Male Circumcision, University of Oslo, 11 May 2019.

    • “Just A Flesh Wound?: Reassessing Paul’s Supposed Indifference Toward Circumcision and Foreskin in 1 Cor 7:19, Gal 5:6, and 6:15.” SBL Annual Meeting (Pauline Epistles), Boston/Online, 3 December 2020.

    • “For who has known the mind of the Apostle?: Paul, The Law, and His Syngeneis in the Messiah.” Paul and Judaism Conference, Ridley College (Melbourne, Austraila), 21 September 2021. Available on YouTube.

    • “’Fore-Skin and Seven Years Ago…’: Re-Addressing Paul’s Past Proclamation of Circumcision (Gal 5:11) in Light of His Previous Occupation in Ioudaismos (Gal 1:13–14).” Pauline Epistles Program Unit, Society of Biblical Literature Annual Meeting. San Antonio, TX, USA. 22 November 2021.

    • “Estranged from the Messiah: Schweitzer’s Deadly Sins and the Curious Case of Galatians 5:2–4.”  University of Nottingham Biblical Research Seminar. 15 March 2022.

    Memberships

    Society of Biblical Literature

    British New Testament Society

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