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Recent Contributions to Books


2019 “An Ambivalent Hero: Elijah in Narrative-Critical Perspective.” Pages 136-51 in Character and Characterization in Samuel-Kings. Edited by K. Bodner and B. Johnson. LHBOTS. London: Bloomsbury T&T Clark.

2019 “On Eschewing the Labyrinths: Why Protestants should not Resurrect the ‘Spiritual Reading’ of Scripture.” Pages 77-97 in Reforming the Catholic Tradition: The Whole Word for the Whole Church. Edited by J. Minich. Lincoln: Davenant Press.

2018 “Moses as Man of God.” Pages 21-35 in Sources of the Christian Self: A Cultural History of Christian Identity. Edited by J. M. Houston and J. Zimmerman.  Grand Rapids: Eerdmans.

2013 “Qoheleth for Today.” Pages 401–416 in The Words of the Wise are like Goads: Engaging Qoheleth in the 21st Century. Edited by M. Boda, T. Longman III and C. Rata. Winona Lake: Eisenbrauns.

2012c “Pain in Childbirth? Further Thoughts on ‘An Attractive Fragment’ (1 Chronicles 4:9-10).” Pages 285–296 in Let Us Go Up To Zion: Essays In Honour of H.G.M. Williamson on the Occasion of his Sixty-Fifth Birthday. Supplements to Vetus Testamentum 153. Edited by Iain Provan and Mark Boda. Leiden: Brill.

2012b “Hearing the Historical Books.” Pages 254–276 in Hearing the Old Testament: Listening for God’s Address. Edited by C. G. Bartholomew and D. J. H. Beldman. Grand Rapids: Eerdmans.

Recent Journal Articles


2018 “On Rightly Hitching our Wagons.” Christian Post, May 18, 2018 (

2017 “Five Hundred Years Later: The Clarity of Scripture Reassessed,” Crux 53/2, 27-36.

2017 “Did Luther Nail It? The Reformation and the Right Reading of Scripture,” Regent World 29/2 (

2017 “Discovering Genesis,” The Ancient Near East Today 5/6 


2017 “And Finally … On Saving our Bacon(s),” Expository Times 128:311.

2016 “On Bringing Home the Bacons: Reflections on Science, Faith, and Scripture.” Ex Auditu 32:1-21.

2015 “Seriously Dangerous Religion: A Response” Syndicate 2/5:71-83.

2015 “Faith in the Public Square?” Policy Options36/4:20-23.

2014 “The Violent Legacy of Monotheism? Truths, Half-Truths, and Downright Lies about Religion and Culture.” Bible and Interpretation ( 

2013c “The Violent Legacy of Monotheism? Truths, Half-Truths, and Downright Lies about Religion and Culture.” Crux 49/3: 29-38.

2013b  “The Tea Party, The Taliban, and the Temptations of Power: Which Kind of Society is ‘Biblical’”? Crux 49/2:2-12.

2013a “The Eclipse of Biblical Narrative, 1648–2013: How Did We Get Here And What Are We To Do?” Virtue Online: The Voice for Global Orthodox Anglicanism,

2012 “Response to J. Todd Billings, ‘The Historical Sense, Spiritual Interpretation, and Fulfilment in Christ: On Avoiding the Eclipse of the Old Testament Narrative’.” Crux 48 /2: 12–15.

2008 “‘Unscripted, Anxious Stutterers’: Why We Need Old Testament (Hi)story.” Co-authored with Loren Wilkinson. Sapientia Logos 1: 12–36.

2007 “How Can I Understand, Unless Someone Explains It to Me?” (Acts 8:30–31): Evangelicals and Biblical Hermeneutics.” Bulletin for Biblical Research 17: 1–36.