Ph.D. (1989-1994) Harvard University, Near Eastern Languages and Civilizations; Dissertation: “Exodus Retold: Ancient Exegesis of the Departure from Egypt in Wis 10:15-21 and 19:1-9,” advisor: Dr. James L. Kugel
M.A. (1993) Harvard University, Near Eastern Languages and Civilizations
Society of Vineyard Scholars April 17, 2015, “Thoughts on a Vineyard Hermeneutic.” Paoli, PA
Lutheran Church of the Good Shepherd April 24-26, four presentations on various themes from The Bible Tells Me So. Billings, MT
Society of Biblical Literature November 22, 2014, “Reading the Bible in the 21st Century: Exploring New Models for Reconciling the Academy and the Church.” San Diego, CA
Newbigin House of Studies November 8, 2014, “The Challenges of an Ancient Text in a Modern World,” City Church, San Francisco, CA.
Taylor Seminary and Greenfield Baptist Church October 24-25, 2014, "The Bible Tells Me So: Faithfully Reading the Stories of Scripture." Edmonton, Alberta.
Eastlake Community Church April 22, 2014, “Science and Faith,” Seattle, WA
Evangelical Theological Society, East Regional Meeting March 22, 2014, “The Emerging Divide in Evangelical Theology” (Response to Gerald R. McDermott).
Butler University February 25, 2014, “Academic Freedom and Religious Faith.” Butler, IN
Biblica “Bible Conversation” January 3, 2014, “The Word Made Flesh: The Bible as a Human Book,” Chicago, IL. (2-day, invitation only think tank sponsored by Biblica and Christianity Today).
Newbigin House of Studies November 9, 2013, “The Challenges of an Ancient Text in a Modern World,” City Church, San Francisco, CA.
Trinity Western University October 9, 2013, “Reflections on the Bible, Evolution, and the Journey of Faith,” Langley, BC.
University of Victoria October 8, 2013, “Academic Freedom and Religious Faith: Reflections on a Journey,” Victoria, BC.
Lambrick Park Church October 8, 2013, The Evolution of Adam, Victoria, BC.
Messiah College May 1, 2013, The Evolution of Adam, Messiah College, Grantham, PA.
University of Dayton April 22, 2013, plenary speaker on “The Problem of Religious Faith and Academic Inquiry,” at “The Thelma Fordham Pruett Conference on the Academy and Religious Faith: Science and Theology as Partners,” University of Dayton, Dayton, OH.
Evangelical Theological Society, Northeast Regional Meeting April 6, 2013, speaking on The Evolution of Adam at the Northeast Regional meeting of the Evangelical Theological Society, Nyack College, Nyack, NY.
Eastern Mennonite University March 25-26, 2013, speaking on The Evolution of Adam at the Sutter Science Seminar Series, Eastern Mennonite University, Harrisonburg, VA.
Northeastern Shores Writers’ Retreat January 18-20, 2013, “Transitioning from Academic to Popular Writing, Gloucester, MA.
Trinity-by the-Cove Episcopal Church January 9, 2013, speaking on The Evolution of Adam at Trinity-by-the-Cove Episcopal Church, Napels, FL.
Newbigin House of Studies October 13, 2012, “The Challenges of an Ancient Text in a Modern World,” City Church, San Francisco, CA
Asuza Pacific University, April 17, 2012, “Factors Influencing Personal Differences in Approaches to Science,” Asuza, CA
Temple University October 19, 2011, “Paul and Evolution: Can They Get Along?” Philadelphia, PA
Newbigin House of Studies October 9, 2011, “How Does the Bible Behave? Looking at the Bible Incarnationally,” City Church, San Francisco, CA
Westmont College February 10, 2011, "Paul, Adam, and Evolution,” Santa Barbara, CA
Asuza Pacific University November 16, 2010, "The Benefit of Doubt: Coming to Terms with Faith in a Post-modern Era,” Asuza, CA
University of Pennsylvania October 25, 2010, "The Challenge of Reading the Bible Today: Can the Bible be Read both Critically and Religiously?" Philadelphia, PA (Panel discussion with Marc Brettler and Dan Harrington, moderated by Jeffrey Tigay)
Roanoke College April 8, 2010, "Academic Inquiry and Faith: Problems and Possibilities in the Modern World," Roanoke, VA
Eastern University April 7, 2009, “Ancient Near Eastern Texts: Blueprint for Genesis,” St. Davids, PA
Princeton Theological Seminary February 9, 2009, “Is the Bible Ever Wrong?” Princeton, NJ
The Center for Transformative Leadership January 30-31, 2009, Weekend Seminar on Wisdom Literature, St. Paul, MN
American Scientific Affiliation, Eastern University November 15, 2008, “Genesis and Science,” St. Davids PA
Society of Biblical Literature November 2008, Panel Discussion: Kent Sparks’s God’s Word in Human Words, Boston, MA
Evangelical Theological Society November 2008, Panel Discussion: The Old Testament Use of the Old Testament, Providence, RI.
Duke Divinity School October 22, 2008, “Is the Bible Ever Wrong?” Durham, NC
Central PA Forum for Religion and Science, Messiah College September 16, 2008, “Genesis and Science,” Grantham, PA
Torch Trinity Graduate School of Theology May 5, 2008, “Ecclesiastes According to the Gospel: Christian Thoughts on Qohelet’s Theology,” Seoul, S. Korea
Korean Evangelical Theological Society May 6 2008, “Evangelical and Critical Biblical Scholarship: Two Models of Coherence and Relevance in Biblical Interpretation,” Seoul, S. Korea
Korean Evangelical Theological Society May 7, 2008, “Evangelical and Critical Biblical Scholarship: Two Models of Coherence and Relevance in Biblical Interpretation,” Seoul, S. Korea
Korean Evangelical Theological Society May 8, 2008, “A Historical-Hermeneutical Approach to the NT’s use of the OT,” Seoul, S. Korea
Korean Bible Society May 9, 2008 “Exodus in Modern Study and Some Theological Reflections on Historiography,” Seoul, S. Korea
Calvin College March 2007, “Preliminary Observations on the Incarnational Nature of Scripture,” Grand Rapids, MI
Evangelical Theological Society November 2006, “Preliminary Observations on the Incarnational Nature of Scripture,” Washington, D.C. (The session was devoted to interaction with my Inspiration and Incarnation.)
Evangelical Theological Society, Northeast Regional Meeting April 2005, “Some Thoughts on Theological Exegesis of OT Narrative: Toward a Viable Model of Coherence and Relevance,” Souderton, PA.
Evangelical Theological Society November 2004, “Exodus, the Problem of History, and Some Theological Implications,” San Antonio, TX.
Princeton Theological Seminary December 9, 2003, “Apostolic Hermeneutics and an Evangelical Understanding of Scripture,” Princeton, NJ
Society of Biblical Literature November 1998, “Intertextuality,” (Moderator), Orlando, FL.
Society of Biblical Literature November 1993, “The Song at the Sea in Wis 10:20-21," Washington, D.C.
Society of Biblical Literature "Creation and Re-creation: Psalm 95 and its Interpretation in Hebrews 3:7-4:13," San Francisco, CA.
Harvard University, Derek Bok Teaching Center January 1992, "Teaching Outside Your Field," Cambridge, MA (Videotaped for use in future orientation sessions for teaching assistants teaching outside of their field.)