AboutAs a scholar, I focus on the New Testament and Early Christianity, specifically on the Gospels. My PhD research specifically involves an examination of the interaction between the Gospel of Mark and the Gospel of John, and how John’s narrative and Christology can be understood from the basis of his use and understanding of Mark’s narrative and Christology. I am always working to publish material related to the Gospels, Christology, and the New Testament broadly, and to further the scholarly discussion in these areas.
As a professional, I work in the field of mental health as a therapist. While my academic writing and teaching is largely in the area of theology and biblical studies, my approach is influenced by psychology and the social sciences, and I occasionally write and speak about these subjects. In my professional counseling work, I focus on depression, anxiety, and self-image issues in young adults.
EducationBA University of Alabama 2010-2014
MA Gordon Conwell Theological Seminary 2016-2020
mDiv Gordon Conwell Theological Seminary 2016-2020
PgCert Cambridge College 2021-2022
PhD The University of Edinburgh 2020-present
PublicationsI have published more than a dozen articles in peer-reviewed academic journals. A few of my most recent articles are:
“Faith Language, Jesus’ Disciples, and Narrative Fulfillment in Luke-Acts,” The Journal of the Evangelical Theological Society 64/4 (2021): 767-784.
“A Religion of ‘Women and Children’? A Christian Woman’s Place in the Greco-Roman World Before AD 300,” Priscilla Papers 35/4 (2021) 14-19.
Upcoming Talks and ConferencesI usually present papers at a few conferences each year. My most recent presentation was:
“Can We Teach What Peter Did Not Write? Inspiration, Authority, and the Problem of 2 Peter,” Presented by invitation at a conference at the Lanier Theological Library, sponsored by the Ellis Foundation for Biblical Research, with the theme, “Does It Matter Who Wrote the Bible? The Pastoral Implications of Pseudepigraphy and Anonymity in the New Testament,” in Houston Texas, 19-21 May 2022.
MembershipsBiblical and Theological Studies:
Society of Biblical Literature 2020-present
Institute for Biblical Research 2020-present
Evangelical Theological Society 2021-present
Psychology and the Social Sciences:
American Counseling Association 2018-present
American Psychological Association 2020-present
American Association of Christian Counselors 2020-present