A few months ago I attended a lecture by Rodrigo Silva at the Horn Lectureship Series at Andrews University and was asked to write the following Newsletter article based on that lecture. This is what follows:

In a Strange Land

One question that needs an answer in bi...

May 21, 2016

I recently got a tattoo. I plan on getting several more. First off, it hurt a lot less than I expected, though I did take a full Klonopin to relax me first. Second, I am quite proud of my tattoo and love it. It symbolizes far more than simply decoration—I am not a man...

April 9, 2016

Some of you may know that a few years ago I attempted a podcast where I interviewed professors from different universities on topics of history, philosophy, and other academic areas of interest. I was working on my Master's degree at the time, and while it was fun...it...

February 17, 2016

I just completed a review of the book Did God Command Genocide?  I have to say that it is a wonderful book that I would recommend for any student of the Bible, specifically for those that are more advanced in their research. I am attaching the text of my review below:


February 7, 2016


Which woman will you choose? That’s the question that stems from Proverbs 1-9 in what can be deemed the Lady Wisdom discourses. Here we find two women: Lady Wisdom, who calls out in the streets for the Israelites to follow her, and Dame Folly, who does the same. The d...

January 26, 2016


In the Book of Proverbs, two women battle for the place of supremacy in the life of the Israelite: Lady Wisdom and Dame Folly. Wisdom, like the prophets, calls out in the streets for the common man to follow her, chase her, and even marry her. Unfortunately, Folly als...

May 3, 2015



Understanding the Bible can be difficult sometimes, but in our tradition there is an old standard that we use to help us. Sometimes called the Wesleyan Quadrilateral, this standard employs four hermeneutical tools—Scripture, reason, tradition, and experience.



April 26, 2015



If you haven't been following me on Facebook, then you might not know that I had to swing back to the United States for a while after my Cyprus excavation was canceled. While in the states, though, I took the opportunity to complete one of my projects that I have bee...

April 17, 2015


It has been a long time coming, but I was finally able to get to the pottery of Mokarta. As you can see here...the pottery is beautiful. But before I get into the positives, let's recap. Here is how the last couple of weeks has played out:

  • Excavation at Mokarta, Si...

March 26, 2015


As many of you already know, I'm about to leave the country for four months. In just a few days I'll be heading out to Sicily to excavate at Mokarta—a Late Bronze Age site and a site I hope to use for my dissertation. A few weeks after this excavation is complete, I'l...

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