B.A. Music and Theology, The Master’s College (1997-2001)

M.A. New Testament, Talbot School of Theology (2002-2004)

Th.M. Biblical Studies, Western Seminary (2006-2007)

Ph.D. New Testament, The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary (2008-2013)


“He chose to give us birth by his true word, and here is the result: we are like the first crop from the harvest of everything he created.” (Jam 1:18, CEB)


I love teaching students the biblical storyline that begins with creation and culminates in new creation; and I am passionate about helping students shape their identity and purpose in light of God’s story. Currently, my research, writing, and teaching focus on new creation, the use of the Old Testament in the New Testament, Lukan Christology, and environmental ethics.

Why Jessup

I am thrilled to be part of the Christ-centered mission of Jessup, to work alongside knowledgeable, humble, and passionate colleagues, and to serve such incredible students.

Favorite Class to Teach

Christian Foundations—New Testament. In this course I get the opportunity to teach students the storyline of the Bible and how the writings of the New Testament develop and interact with this storyline. We examine the New Testament writings through the lenses of God’s new-creation kingdom and the core beliefs of first-century Judaism.

Recent Work/Scholarship

I am currently working on an article titled, “Luke’s Use of Isaiah 40 in Luke 3:1-18,” a presentation titled, “Marriage and New Creation: Paul’s Use of Genesis 2:24 in Ephesians 5:31-32,” and a book proposal for a book (presently) titled, My Identity and God’s Great Story: Becoming My Future Self Now.