1993 B.S. (Marine Engineering), U.S. Merchant Marine Academy, Kings Point, NY
2017-Present Associate Professor of Theology, Criswell College
2013-2017 Assistant Professor of Theology, Criswell College
2017-Present Adjunct Professor of Theology, Dallas Theological Seminary
2010-2013 Adjunct Professor, Criswell College
Other Academic and Ministry Experience
2001-2013 Research Assistant to the Director of Theological Studies, Dallas Theological Seminary
2009-Present Adult Sunday School Teacher (Permanent and substitute; Guest speaker on Wednesday evenings; Teacher in Discipleship University), First Baptist Church of Dallas
2007 Guest Instructor, Evangelical Theological Seminary of India, Asian Christian Academy
2006-2010 Administrator; 2006-present Guest Teacher Leader Formation International
2004-2009 Substitute Teacher, Dallas Independent School District
2003 Instructor, Dallas Theological Seminary-Center for Biblical Studies
2001-2010 Northwest Bible Church (Teacher of Bible, theology, and church history classes for adults; Teacher and storyteller for children; Bible teacher for the teens and young adults at Hidalgo, a cross-cultural ministry serving families in North Dallas; Member of the team which assisted the Senior Pastor in developing sermon series)
1999-2001 Dallas Central Church of the Nazarene (Licensed minister; Adult Bible study teacher; Sunday school teacher; Substitute preacher)
1994-1999 Burlington-Willston Church of the Nazarene (Sunday School Ministries Board member; Adult Ministries Director overseeing implementation of the small groups ministry; Teen Bible-quizzing program assistant)
Robinwood Baptist Church, Seagoville, TX
First Baptist Church, Dorchester, TX
First Baptist Church, Paris, TX
First Baptist Church, Tom Bean, TX
Redland Baptist Church, Jewett, TX
The Church As Paradise and the Way Therein: Early Christian Appropriation of Genesis 3:22-24. Brill: Leiden, 2017.
“The Theological Shape of Unity as the Foundation for Southern Baptist Cooperation,” Criswell Theological Review (forthcoming Spring 2017).
“Baptism in Irenaeus of Lyons: Testimony to and Participation with the Triune God,” Perichoresis (forthcoming 2017).
“History of Interpretation,” with D. Jeffrey Bingham, Henoch 34 (2012): 193–4.
“Contra Usarios,” “Oratio consolatoria in Pulcheriam,” “Oratio funebris in Meletium,” “Oratio funebris in Flacillam imperatricem,” in Diccionario de San Gregorio de Nisa, ed. by Lucas Fransisco Mateo-Seco and Giulio Maspero (Burgos, Spain: Monte Carmelo, 2006), in Italian translation—Dizionario Gregorio di Nissa (Roma: Città Nuova, 2007), and in English translation—Dictionary of Gregory of Nyssa (Brill, 2010).
“Amos,” with D. Jeffrey Bingham, in Encyclopedia of the Bible and Its Reception, ed. H. –J. Klauck et al. (Berlin: deGruyter, 2008).
“Eusebius of Caesarea,” with D. Jeffrey Bingham, in Dictionary of Major Biblical Interpreters,ed. by Donald K. McKim (Downers Grove: IVP Academic, 2007), 421–6.
A Theology for the Church, rev. ed., edited by Daniel Akin (2014), in Criswell Theological Review NS 13 (Spring 2016), 127–30.
Language for God in Patristic Tradition: Wrestling with Biblical Anthropomorphism by Mark Sheridan (2015) in Criswell Theology Review NS 13 (Spring 2016), 130–32.
A Reader’s Lexicon of the Apostolic Fathers, edited by Daniel B. Wallace, Brittany C. Burnette, and Terri Darby Moore (2013) in Criswell Theology Review NS. 12 (Fall 2014), 125–28.
Introducing Theological Interpretation of Scripture: Recovering a Christian Practice by Daniel J. Treier, with Glenn R. Kreider in Bibliotheca Sacra 168 (January–March 2011), 109–11.
“Baptism in Irenaeus of Lyons: Testimony to and Participation with the Triune God” presented at the Annual Meeting of the Evangelical Theological Society, San Antonio, TX, 16 November 2016.
“Luke’s Paradise of Today: Expectation and Fulfillment of an Apocalyptic Return to Paradise” presented at the Annual Meeting of the Evangelical Theological Society, San Antonio, TX, 15 November 2016.
“Luke’s Paradise of Today: Expectation and Fulfillment of an Apocalyptic Return to Paradise” presented at the Southwest Commission on Religious Studies, Irving, TX, 12 March 2016.
“The Way, the Church, and Paradise: Way-Language in Late, Second-Century Lyons” presented at the Annual Meeting of the Evangelical Theological Society, Atlanta, GA, 19 November 2015.
“The Form-giving Meaning of Way-Language in Irenaeus’s Epideixis” presented at the 17th International Conference on Patristic Studies, Oxford University, 13 August 2015.
“Luke 3:38 in the Context of Early Christian Theological and Hermeneutical Concerns” presented at the Southwest Regional Meeting of the Evangelical Theological Society, New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary, 11 April 2015.
“Early Christians in Paradise: Appellative Way-Language in Luke-Acts” presented at the Southwest Commission on Religious Studies, Irving, TX, March 2015.
“Finding Access in Prohibition: Genesis 3 As Eschatological Text in Early Christianity,” presented at the 2013 International Meeting of the Society of Biblical Literature, St. Andrews, Scotland, 8 July 2013.
“On the Way and Being the Way: Ecclesial Nature and Activity in Luke and Irenaeus,” presented at the Eucharist & Ecclesiology Conference: An Academic Colloquy Honoring Dr. Everett Ferguson, Abilene Christian University, 22 March 2013.
“A Fall from the Way of Paradise: Second and Third Century Christian Interpretation of Genesis 3,” presented at the 2012 SBL International Meeting of the Society of Biblical Literature, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
“The Hegemony of Didache as Hermeneutical Lens: The Nature and Development of the Dominant Contemporary Trend for Interpreting Early Christian ?δ?ς-language,” presented at the 16th International Conference on Patristic Studies, Oxford University, August 11, 2011.
“The Virtue Which Has Covered the Heavens: Gregory of Nyssa’s Incorporation of the Minor Prophets in His Homiletical Calls for Justice,” presented at the 58th Annual Meeting of the Evangelical Theological Society, Washington, DC, 16 November 2006.
“Gregory Palamas’s Use of Gregory of Nyssa in 150 Chapters,” presented at the Archbishop Iakovos Graduate Student Conference in Patristic Studies, Brookline, MA, 24 March 2006.
Professional Academic Memberships
2003-Present North American Patristic Society
2003-Present American Society for Church History
2003-Present Evangelical Theological Society
2003-Present Society of Biblical Literature
2004-Present Seminar for the Development of Early Catholic Christianity
2004 Tenth Gregory of Nyssa Colloquium, Olomouc, Czech Republic