Research and Publications


Foundations of Christian Thought and Practice: A Model for Replacing Old and New Testament Surveys with an Innovative Approach to Teaching Religion in 21st Century Colleges and Universities. With Andy M. Roberts. Journal of Religious Education. (Spring 2020 forthcoming).

‘When Map Becomes Territory’: Finding Ancient Israel in the Modern Age

From Chaos to Cosmos: Sacred Space in Genesis 

Chaos website pdf

Living in a Land of Epithets: Anonymity in Judges 19-21 

Anonymity website pdf

“Judges,” The Dictionary of Biblical Imagery 

Judges website pdf

The Dance of Truth

Dance of Truth website pdf

Everyday Study Bible: “Garden of Eden, Adam, Flood, and Deborah” 

Everyday Study Bible website pdf

There, In the Shadows: The Grace of Art in a “River Runs Through It” 

“Michelangelo’s Pieta,” Christianity and the Arts

Michelangelo’s Pieta website pdf

Searching for Our Fathers 

Searching for Our Fathers website pdf

To Find a Place: Sacred Living in a Secular World 


The Glory of His Discontent: The Inconsolable Suffering of God

Glory of His Discontent website pdf

Reading the Wor(ld). Art, Beauty, and the Voice of God

Reading the Wor(l)d website pdf

Love Language Lost: Martin Heidegger and the Fall of Language

Love Language Lost website pdf

Living by Story — A Counselor’s Creed

Living by Story website pdf

The Unbridled Imagination of Gabriel Garcia Marquez


Afterword to Relational Odyssey 

Afterword website pdf

Come, Bring Your Story

Come Bring Your Story website pdf

On Earth As It Is In Heaven: Is Art Necessary for the Christian? 

On Earth website pdf

The Three Languages of Mentoring: Saul, Jonathan, and David — Which Will I Be?

Three Languages of Mentoring website pdf

Easterside: A Review of Lauren Winner’s Girl Finds God

Eastertide website pdf

Jennifer Pharr Davis: Becoming Odyssa: An Analysis

Jennifer Phar Davis website pdf

Dakota: Norris and Sacred Place

Dakota website pdf

Forgetting to Remember: How We Run from Our Stories

Forgetting to Remember website pdf

“And What of Beauty?” Compassionate Lifestyle

What of Beauty website pdf

The Silence of Adam: Becoming Men of Courage in a World of Chaos

Silence of Adam website pdf

When Time Stumbled: The Book of Judges as Postermodern Theology

When Time Stumbled website pdf

Men of Courage: God’s Call to Move Beyond the Silence of Adam

The Contribution of Characterization to the Understanding of the Judges 19-21 Narrative: A Literary Analysis

Contribution of Characterization website pdf

Foundations of Christian Thought and Practice, First Edition

Foundations of Christian Thought and Practice Workbook, Second Edition

Be Strong, Be Courageous

Be Strong Be Courageous website pdf

Das Schweiger der Manner

Das Schweiger website pdf

Het Sterke geslacht?: Zin en Onzin de Flinkheid van de Man

Het Sterke geslacht website pdf


Adamovo website

El Silencio de Adan (The Silence of Adam)

El Silencio de Adan website pdf

Le Silence d’Adam. Devenir des hommes do courage dans un monde de plus en plus chaotique Relié 

Тишина адам (The Silence Man)