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This page provides resources.  Most will be for my students (syllabi, bibliographies, files about writing assignments, etc.).  Some, however, are resources for which I get frequent requests.  The public is welcome to them.

I am Professor of Religion and Greek at Grove City College, where since 1999 I have taught courses in Religion, Greek, Humanities, and Media Ecology.  Prior to that, I taught New Testament (primarily Pauline studies) for thirteen years at Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary in S. Hamilton, MA; and for nine years I was pastor of Christ Presbyterian Church in Nashua, NH.

 

I've contributed to a number of books and study Bibles (my notes on John’s gospel appear in the New Geneva Study Bible and the Reformation Study Bible), and have published scholarly reviews and articles in journals such as New Testament Studies, The Westminster Theological Journal, Interpretation, and Journal for the Evangelical Theological Society.  My popular articles have appeared in periodicals such as Modern ReformationTabletalk, Decision, and Lay Leadership.  I have published Why Johnny Can’t Preach: The Media Have Shaped the Messengers (P&R, 2009) and Why Johnny Can't Sing Hymns:  How Pop Culture Re-Wrote the Hymnal (P&R, 2010). A full curriculum vitae is available on this site, from the menu bar at the top.


I graduated from Roanoke College (B.L.A.), Westminster Theological Seminary (M.A.R., Th.M), and Union Theological Seminary in Virginia (Ph.D.).  I live in Grove City, PA, with my wife Dianne (and innumerable cats).  We have two daughters: Grace, a beautician in Monroeville, PA, where she lives with her husband, Buddy Fickly, and Dabney, who works at Carnegie-Mellon University in Pittsburgh.  I am ordained in the Presbyterian Church in America; we attend Grace Anglican Church  in Slippery Rock, PA (If you wish to know why we attend Grace, see "Why We Attend Grace Anglican Church" under the "Theology" tab above).