I am interested in writing books at the academic and semi-popular level dealing with some central issues of New Testament theology. I have had a few pieces published, and I have a few more in the works or in the planning stages.
- “Did Matthew Conceive a Virgin? Isaiah 7:14 and the Birth of Jesus,” Journal of the Evangelical Theological Society 56, 2013: 63-77. Click here to read.
- “Jaoel,” in The Lexham Bible Dictionary, ed. John D. Barry et al, Bellingham, WA: Lexham Press, 2012-15.
- “Upper Room,” in The Lexham Bible Dictionary, ed. John D. Barry et al, Bellingham, WA: Lexham Press, 2012-15.
- I recently finished my PhD dissertation, entitled “Signs of Continuity: The Sign Function of Miracles in the Ministries of Jesus and Paul as Evidence of Shared Convictions.” This broadly belongs to the debate over continuity and discontinuity between Jesus and Paul, in which some will posit a radical discontinuity between both figures–to the point where Paul is seen as an unfaithful follower of Jesus and a corrupter of the original intent of Jesus. I am arguing against this view, and the particular slice I am addressing is the place miracles had in the ministries of each. The similarities are such that I would argue it is likely that Paul is actually imitating this miracle-working aspect of Jesus’ ministry. I will soon begin getting this dissertation ready for publication in book form. You can read more on this project here.
- My interest in the Jesus-Paul debate grew because of my interest in writing a book on Paul as our earliest certain witness to Christianity. I plan to turn my attention to this now that my PhD work is completed.
I have long been interested in writing speculative fiction (sci-fi, fantasy, and horror), and I have grown more serious in recent years. I am consciously writing not “Christian” fiction, but rather Christian-influenced fiction in mainstream markets. My goal is cultural engagement. I use a pen name to keep my fiction distinct from my non-fiction, and I also have a separate website: acrosseyesky.com