I am a pastor and a scholar. This website is a hub for my vocational and avocational work.
Since 1997, I have served as an ordained pastor in the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America. My current call is to serve as Associate Professor of Homiletics and Biblical Interpretation at Wartburg Theological Seminary.
Homiletics (a.k.a. Christian preaching) is my primary teaching responsibility. I also teach in the areas of biblical theology, Koine Greek, and the Christian witness to Jesus Christ in the culturally and religiously plural world. My research interests are biblical hermeneutics, homiletics, cross-cultural biblical interpretation, and the intersection of bible and film.
On of the projects that I've been working on of late is: WithEarsToHear.org - a website that seeks to assist those who listen to Christian preaching... orienting the ear to the gospel of Jesus Christ.
I currently serve as co-editor of Currents in Theology & Mission, a journal published by the Lutheran School of Theology in Chicago in cooperation with Wartburg Theological Seminary and Pacific Lutheran Seminary. If you're so inclined, have a look at the Scholarship page for more stuff that I'm up to.
Grounding my academic service is the life I share with my family.
This website is in a state of construction. Course pages, in particular, will receive attention as the courses roll. Currently, the page for the Iceland Cross-Cultural Immersion is up and running, as this course will come around during January-Term 2014.