Category Archives: Research

My academic (I flatter myself!) inquiries into the biblical texts, the ANE, historical and literary criticism, and the social sciences.

Sermon: YHWH’s Glorious Images

This is the audio (20:32, 28.2 MB) of a sermon preached at LCC’s Wednesday chapel service entitled, “YHWH’s Glorious Images,” on November 13. The main text is Exodus 20:1-21.

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Seminar: Hebrew Verbs and Minor Keys

A presentation I gave on September 17 at the first Theology Department Seminar, “Hebrew Verbs and Minor Keys: How a Hebrew Poetry Seminar Changed My Bass-Playing.” Continue reading

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New Article in EJT

My article, based on last year’s presentation at the meeting of the Fellowship of European Evangelical Theologians, has recently been published in EJT: “Technologising of Word and Sacrament: Deuteronomy 14:24–26 and Intermediation in Worship.” European Journal of Theology 28.1 (2019): 66–77. I’ve written in such a way that will be useful, I hope, to pastors and students as well as scholars of the Old Testament and media ecology. Continue reading

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Extension and Projection of Self

Sometimes I wish I could go back to a stage of intellectual and professional development when there wasn’t as much pressure for everything to be formed and processed before it is presented. Continue reading

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A Day (or Two) in the Life of a Research Center Director

“What is it that you do all day?” Continue reading

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Review of ‘Sit At My Right Hand’ in ZAW

A short review of my book has been published in Zeitschrift für die alttestamentliche Wissenschaft.

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Recap: Tallinn, Helsinki, Klaipėda

A couple of weeks ago we enjoyed several days of travel, as well as some fun times home in Klaipėda. Continue reading

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Sermon: So That It May Go Well With You

This is the video of a sermon delivered at First Presbyterian Church of Endicott, NY on June 24 entitled, “So That It May Go Well With You.” The text was Deuteronomy 4:5-13.

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Understanding is Ephemeral

“William Riker, who was one of the founders of the rational choice school of public choice in political science, said that most of the people who get into academics do it because they’re interested in teaching. And a lot of … Continue reading

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Voices of the Global Church

As I reached the end of my week-long course in Ukraine last month, I felt compelled to offer an impromptu exhortation to my Russian-speaking students, all of whom are already leading churches, and some of whom will likely go on for graduate study. Continue reading

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