A. Andrew Das, Ph.D.

Professor of Religious Studies and
Assistant Dean of the Faculty for Assessment and Accreditation

Elmhurst College, Elmhurst, IL

SCHOLARLY ACTIVITY

PUBLICATIONS
BOOKS

Remarriage in Early Christianitybook in progress; chapters on the Greco-Roman and Jewish milieus, the teaching of the historical Jesus and the gospels; Matthean exception clauses, the Apostle Paul, ante-Nicene writings, and post-Nicene writings

Scripture and Echoes in Romans. Co-editor (and contributor), with Linda Belleville. Lanham, MD: Fortress Press / Lexington Books. Contracted; due November 2019; forthcoming in 2020.

Paul and the Stories of Israel: Grand Thematic Narratives in Galatians. Minneapolis: Fortress, 2016. Endorsed by John M. G. Barclay of Durham University, Stanley E. Porter of McMaster Divinity College, and Christopher Stanley of St. Bonaventure University

Published Reviews:

  1. Review of Biblical Literature (2017) – Bart J. Koep and Jaap F. van der Meij
  2. Interpretation (2018) – Susan B. Eastman
  3. Journal for the Study of the New Testament (2017) – Maureen Yeung Marshall
  4. The Southern Baptist Journal of Theology (2014) – Jarvis J. Williams
  5. Journal of the Evangelical Theological Society (2015) – Erin M. Hein
  6. Wisconsin Lutheran Quarterly (2017) – Kenneth A. Cherney, Jr.
  7. Concordia Journal (2017) – Mark A. Seifrid

Galatians. Concordia Commentary Series. 808 pages. St. Louis: Concordia, 2014. Endorsed by Christopher Tuckett of the University of Oxford and Wayne Meeks of Yale University. Funded in part by an Elmhurst College Faculty Development Research Grant in 2007. Invited in August 2007 to write the Galatians volume for the New Covenant Commentary Series of Cascade Books—declined the invitation because of the contracted commentary project. In 2018 the publisher filmed me for a six-part video series based on the commentary.

Published Reviews:

  1. Review of Biblical Literature (2017) – Nijay Gupta
  2. Journal for the Study of the New Testament (2015) – Andrew Boakye
  3. Interpretation (2016) – Frank J. Matera
  4. Southern Baptist Journal of Theology (2016) – Mark A. Seifrid
  5. Books at a Glance (2014) – Jarvis Williams
  6. Scottish Bulletin of Evangelical Theology (2017) – Alistair I. Wilson
  7. Journal of the Evangelical Theological Society (2015) – Don B. Garlington

Solving the Romans Debate. Minneapolis: Fortress Press, 2007. Funded in part by an Elmhurst College Faculty Development Research Grant in 2004. Endorsed by Stanley Stowers of Brown University and L. Ann Jervis of the University of Toronto.

Published Reviews:

  1. Review of Biblical Literature (2008) – Don Garlington
  2. Review of Biblical Literature (2007) – David J. Downs
  3. Catholic Biblical Quarterly (2008)– Mary Ann Getty
  4. Word and World (2008) – Kyle Thomas Fever
  5. Theological Studies (2008) – Karl P. Donfried
  6. Interpretation (2008) – James C. Miller
  7. Journal for the Study of the New Testament (2008) – Peter Oakes
  8. Toronto Journal of Theology (2008) – Tony Costa
  9. Koinonia (2007) – Matthew V. Novenson
  10. Horizons in Biblical Theology (2007) – Johann D. Kim
  11. Logia – Peter J. Scaer

Paul and the Jews. Library of Pauline Studies. Peabody, Mass.: Hendrickson Publishers, 2003. Endorsed by Frank J. Matera of the Catholic University of America and Stephen Westerholm of McMaster University.

Published Reviews:

  1. Journal for the Study of the New Testament 26.4 (2004) – Simon Gathercole
  2. 2. Catholic Biblical Quarterly 67 (2005) – Florence Morgan Gillman
  3. Interpretation (July 2004) – A. Katherine Grieb
  4. Expository Times – Eric Eve
  5. Recherches de Science Religieuse 93/3 (2005) – J.-N. Aletti
  6. Banner of Truth (Aug-Sept 2005) – Philip H. Eveson
  7. Southern Baptist Theological Seminary (2005) –
  8. Andrews University Seminary Bulletin (Spring 2005) – P. Richard Choi
  9. Review of Biblical Literature (9/2004) – Timothy Gombis
  10. Choice (June 2004) – C. Carey Newman
  11. Heythrop Journal 46 (April 2005) – Patrick Madigan
  12. Reformed Theological Review 64.1 (April 2005) – Philip Kern
  13. Journal of the Evangelical Theological Society 48/1 (2005) – Kent Yinger
  14. Themelios (Summer 2005) – M. Sydney Park
  15. Toronto Journal of Theology 20/2 (Fall 2004) – Murray Baker
  16. Theological Studies 66/2 (June 2005) – Joseph Plevnik
  17. Theologische Literaturzeitung 132/3 (2007) – Jürgen Habermann
  18. Religious Studies Review 31/1-2 (April 2005) – David W. Kuck
  19. The Master’s Seminary Journal (Spring 2006) – Paul R. Thorsell
  20. Churchman (Summer 2006) – Stephen Walton
  21. Shofar 24/4 (2006) – Mark Reasoner
  22. Bible Today (March-April 2004)
  23. Southern Baptist Journal of Theology (Nov 2004) – Thomas R. Schreiner
  24. International Review of Biblical Studies 50 (2003—2004)
  25. Theology Today (2004) – Jeffrey Siker
  26. Master’s Seminary Journal (2006) – Paul Thorsell
  27. Religion & Society  (2005) – Christoph W. Stenschke
  28. Ashland Theological Journal (2005) – Brenton Dickieson

Paul, the Law, and the Covenant. Peabody, Mass.: Hendrickson Publishers, 2001. Endorsed by Richard B. Hays of Duke University, Paul J. Achtemeier of Union Theological Seminary in Virginia, and David M. Hay of Coe College.

Published Reviews

  1. Perspectives Old and New On Paul (Eerdmans, 2004) – Stephen Westerholm
  2. Approaches to Paul (Fortress, 2009) – Magnus Zetterholm
  3. Interpretation (July 2004) – James D. G. Dunn
  4. Recherches de Science Religieuse 93/3 (2005) – J.-N. Aletti
  5. Theological Studies 65 (2004) – Marion Soards
  6. Southwestern Journal of Theology (Sept. 2003) – Siegfried S. Schatzmann
  7. Bible Today (Nov/Dec 2002)
  8. Nouvelle Revue Théologique 127/1 (2005) – J. Radermakers
  9. Trinity Journal 25/2 NS (2005) – Scott Hafemann
  10. Ashland Theological Journal (2004) – Nikola Galevski
  11. Reformed Theological Review  63/1 (April 2004) – Peter T. O’Brien
  12. International Review of Biblical Studies 49 (2002-2003)
  13. Themelios 28 (Summer 2003) – Geoffrey W. Grogan
  14. Theology Today 60 (April 2003) – Veronica Koperski
  15. Religious Studies Review 29/1 (Jan 2003) – Ian W. Scott
  16. European Journal of Theology 12 (2003) – Adrian Long
  17. Southern Baptist Journal of Theology 6 (2002) – Thomas R. Schreiner
  18. Master’s Seminary Journal (2005) – William D. Barrick
  19. Review of Biblical Literature (2004) – Jerry L. Sumney
  20. Review of Biblical Literature (2004) – James P. Sweeney

The Forgotten God: Perspectives in Biblical Theology. Co-editor, with Frank J. Matera (Catholic University of America), Louisville, Ky.: Westminster John Knox Press, 2002.

Published Reviews:

  1. Catholic Biblical Quarterly (2003) – Eugene Hensell
  2. Interpretation (2004) – Walter Brueggemann
  3. Modern Believing (2004) – Alan Le Grys
  4. Journal of Theological Studies (2004) – R. W. L. Moberly
  5. Theology (2004) – Richard Briggs
  6. Logia (2003) – Peter J. Scaer

Baptized Into God’s Family. Milwaukee: Northwestern Publishing House, 1991 (second printing, 2002; second edition with a new chapter, 2008).

Published Reviews:

  1. Lutheran Theological Journal (1994) – Peter A. Kriewaldt
  2. Concordia Theological Quarterly (1997) – James Kalthoff

CHAPTERS IN BOOKS

“The Pauline Letters in Contemporary Research,” in The Oxford Handbook of Pauline Studies. Edited by R. Barry Matlock. Oxford: Oxford University Press (available on-line; volume to be released in spring 2020).

“Israel” in The Pauline Mind. Edited by Stanley E. Porter and David I. Yoon. Routledge Philosophical Minds. New York: Routledge, invited contribution due August 2020.

“Models for Relating Sin as a Power to Human Activity in Romans 5:12-21,” in Sin and Its Remedy in Paul. Edited by John Goodrich and Nijay Gupta. London: T & T Clark, essay submitted; forthcoming in 2020.

“Paul and the Law: Pressure Points in the Debate.” Updated and expanded version of essay for the 2nd edition of Paul Unbound: Other Perspectives on the Apostle. Edited by Mark D. Given. Atlanta: Society of Biblical Literature (submitted; forthcoming in 2019)

“The Rhetoric of Curse in Galatians 1:10: Persuading God,” in the Troy Martin Festschrift. Edited by Eric Mason and Mark Whitters (submitted; forthcoming in 2019).

“Israel’s Scriptures in Galatians” in The Old Testament in the New: Israel’s Scriptures in the New Testament and other Early Christian Writings. Edited by David Lincinum and Matthias Henze. Grand Rapids: Eerdmans (forthcoming; manuscript due June 2020).

“Law” in The Dictionary of the New Testament Use of the Old Testament, edited by G. K. Beale, D. A. Carson, Benjamin L. Gladd, and Andrew David Naselli. Grand Rapids: Baker (forthcoming; manuscript due December 2019).

“The Traditional Protestant Perspective on Paul” in Paul in Perspective: Five Views. Edited by Scot McKnight and B. J. Oropeza. Grand Rapids: Baker, forthcoming in 2020 (manuscript submitted). Other contributors: James D. G. Dunn, John M. G Barclay, Brant Pitre, and Magnus Zetterholm.

  • “Response to James D. G. Dunn” in Paul in Perspective: Five Views. Edited by Scot McKnight and B. J. Oropeza. Grand Rapids: Baker, forthcoming in 2020 (manuscript submitted).
  • “Response to John M. G. Barclay” in Paul in Perspective: Five Views. Edited by Scot McKnight and B. J. Oropeza. Grand Rapids: Baker, forthcoming in 2020 (manuscript submitted).
  • “Response to Brant Pitre” in Paul in Perspective: Five Views. Edited by Scot McKnight and B. J. Oropeza. Grand Rapids: Baker, forthcoming in 2020 (manuscript submitted).
  • “Response to Magnus Zetterholm” in Paul in Perspective: Five Views. Edited by Scot McKnight and B. J. Oropeza. Grand Rapids: Baker, forthcoming in 2020 (manuscript submitted).
  • The Traditional Protestant Perspective on Paul: Concluding Comments” in Paul in Perspective: Five Views.  Edited by Scot McKnight and B. J. Oropeza. Grand Rapids: Baker, forthcoming in 2020 (due early fall 2019).

“Israel’s Exodus outside Paul’s Corinthians Correspondence,” in Paul and Moses. Edited by Florian Wilk. Studies in Education and Religion in Ancient and Pre-Modern History in the Mediterranean and Its Environs. Tübingen: Mohr Siebeck (paper due November 2019; forthcoming in 2020).

“Luther on the Scriptures in Galatians—and Its Readers” in Semper Reformanda: The Enduring Value of Martin Luther’s Insights for Biblical and Theological Studies (submitted and forthcoming in 2019 or early 2020).

Peri Hamartias As the Sin-Offering in Romans 8:3: A Critique” in Scripture and Echoes in Romans. Edited by Linda Belleville and A. Andrew Das. Lanham, MD: Fortress Press / Lexington Books (submitted; forthcoming in 2020); original paper delivered at the 2018 Scripture in Paul session at the annual meeting of the Society of Biblical Literature.

“Christ as Messiah in Romans” in Scripture and Echoes in Romans. Edited by Linda Belleville and A. Andrew Das. Lanham, MD: Fortress Press / Lexington Books (submitted; forthcoming in 2020); invited paper delivered at the 2018 Pauline Studies session at the 2016 annual meeting of the Evangelical Theological Society.

“Galatians,” in The Oxford Encyclopedia of the Bible and Ethics. Edited by Robert L. Brawley. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2014.

“The Gentile Encoded Audience of Romans: The Church Outside the Synagogue.” Pages 29-46 in Reading Paul’s Letter to the Romans. Edited by Jerry L. Sumney. Atlanta: Society of Biblical Literature, 2012.

“Galatians 3:10: A ‘Newer Perspective’ on an Omitted Premise.” Pages 203-23 in Unity and Diversity in the Gospels and Paul. Edited by Christopher W. Skinner and Kelly R. Iverson. Atlanta: Society of Biblical Literature, 2012.

“Paul and the Law: Pressure Points in the Debate.” Pages 99-116 in Paul Unbound: Other Perspectives on the Apostle. Edited by Mark D. Given; Hendrickson Publishers, 2009; a paper originally delivered to the “Newer Perspectives on Paul” panel of the 2004 Central States Regional Meeting of the Society of Biblical Literature.

“Beyond Covenantal Nomism: Paul, Judaism, and Perfect Obedience.” Pages 149-171 in The Law in Holy Scripture: Essays From the Concordia Theological Seminary Symposium on Exegetical Theology. Edited by Charles A. Gieschen. St. Louis, Mo.: Concordia Academic Press, 2004.

ARTICLES (Refereed)

“What Was the Issue at Antioch? Galatians 2:11-14?” Sapientia Logos 8.2 (2016): pp. 33-61.

“The Ambiguous Common Ground of Galatians 2:16 Revisited,” Biblical Research 58 (2013): 49-61.

“‘Praise the Lord, All You Gentiles’: The Encoded Audience of Romans 15:7-13,” Journal for the Study of the New Testament 34 (2011): 90-110.

“Paul and Works of Obedience in Second Temple Judaism: Romans 4:4-5 as a ‘New Perspective’ Case Study, Catholic Biblical Quarterly 71 (2009): 795-812.

“Paul of Tarshish: Isaiah 66.19 and the Spanish Mission of Romans 15.24, 28,” New Testament Studies 54 (2008): 60-73.

“Another Look at EAN ME in Galatians 2:16,” Journal of Biblical Literature 119 (2000): 529-39.

“Embodiment in Theological Education: The Apostle Paul’s Example,” Christian Education Journal 4.1 NS (2000): 103-109.

ARTICLES (Peer Reviewed)

“Response to Eastman (Paul and the Person),” Ex Auditu 32 (2017): 45-49.

“Romans, Introduction,” “Sadducees,” Lexham Bible Dictionary (2015).

“Reconcile, Reconciliation,” New Interpreters Dictionary of the Bible, Nashville: Abingdon Press, 2009.

“Modern Pauline Studies for the Uninitiated,” Logia 19 (Easter 2010): 7-18.

“Beyond Covenantal Nomism: Paul, Judaism, and Perfect Obedience,” Concordia Journal 27 (2001): 234-52.

“1 Corinthians 11:17-34 Revisited,” Concordia Theological Quarterly 62 (1998): 187-208.

“Oneness in Christ: The Nexus Indivulsus Between Justification and Sanctification in Paul’s Letter to the Galatians,” Concordia Journal 21 (1995): 173-186.

“Acts 8: Water Baptism and the Spirit,” Concordia Journal 19 (1993): 108-134.

BOOK REVIEWS

Review of Studies in the Pauline Epistles, edited by Matthew S. Harmon and Jay E. Smith, Journal of the Evangelical Theological Society 59 (2016): 179-82.

Review of Galatians by Douglas B. Moo, Interpretation 69 (2015): 482-84.

Review of Paul’s Letter to the Romans: A Commentary by Arland Hultgren,Journal of the Evangelical Theological Society 55 (2012): 619-22.

Review of Filippo Belli, Argumentation and Use of Scripture in Romans 9-11 Estudios Bíblicos 68 (2010) 512-515.

Review of Apostle on the Edge by Michael Cosby, Catholic Biblical Quarterly 73 (2011): 157-58.

Review of Abraham’s Faith in Romans 4 by Benjamin Schließer, Expository Times 123 (2011): 103.

Review of Paul, Judaism, and the Gentiles (2d ed) by Francis Watson, Interpretation 63 (2009): 200, 202.

Review of Justification and Variegated Nomism, vol. 2: The Paradoxes of Paul edited by D. A. Carson, Peter T. O’Brien, and Mark A. Seifrid, Journal of the Evangelical Theological Society 48 (2005): 841-44.

Review of Perspectives Old and New on Paul: The “Lutheran” Paul and His Critics by Stephen Westerholm, Journal of the Evangelical Theological Society 48 (2005): 164-67.

Review of The Irony of Galatians by Mark D. Nanos, Interpretation 57 (2003): 328, 330.

Review of The “I” in the Storm: A Study of Romans 7 by Michael Paul Middendorf, Review of Biblical Literature, 2001.

Review of The “I” in the Storm: A Study of Romans 7 by Michael Paul Middendorf, Concordia Theological Quarterly 65 (2001): 368-69 (shortened version of RBL review).

Review of The Gospel and the Law in Galatia by Vincent Smiles, Interpretation 53 (1999): 204, 206.

Review of Grace in Galatia by Ben Witherington, III, Interpretation 53 (1999): 314-15.

PEER-REVIEWER / REFEREE

Editorial Board, Logos Sapientia, The Journal for the Society of Biblical Studies (Africa), 2017-2018

Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada

Hendrickson Publishers

Society of Biblical Literature Dissertation Series

Christian Standard Bible Translation Oversight Committee; reviewed the entire New Testament for the changes from the Holman Christian Standard Bible to the Christian Standard Bible (CSB 2017); participated in the CSB 2020 meetings and development

EMPLOYMENT RECORD

2017 – present: Assistant Dean of the Faculty for Assessment and Accreditation, Elmhurst College

2008 – present: Professor of Religious Studies, Elmhurst College

2010 – 2016: Donald W. and Betty J. Buik Endowed Chairholder, Elmhurst College

2004 – 2010: Niebuhr Distinguished Chair of Christian Theology and Ethics, Elmhurst College

2004 – 2008: Associate Professor of Theology and Religion, Elmhurst College

2007 – 2013: Served as the dissertation director for a Master of Sacred Theology candidate at Concordia Seminary, St. Louis

Fall 2006: Adjunct Professor, Romans, graduate seminar, Northern Seminary

January to August 2005: Acting Chair, Department of Theology and Religion, Elmhurst College

Fall 2005: Adjunct Professor, Galatians, graduate seminar, Northern Seminary

May 1999 – August 2004: Assistant Professor of Theology and Religion, Elmhurst College (tenured February 2003)

Fall 2004: Adjunct Professor, Romans, graduate seminar, Northern Seminary

Fall 2003: Adjunct Professor, Galatians, graduate seminar, Northern Seminary

June 2001: Visiting Professor, Pauline Scholarship Today, Ph.D. seminar, Concordia Seminary

July 2000: Visiting Professor, Galatians, graduate seminar, Concordia Seminary

July 1999: Visiting Professor, Romans, graduate seminar, Concordia Seminary

Spring 1999: Adjunct Instructor, Christian Origins, and Synoptic Gospels, The College of William and Mary in Virginia

Summer 1997: Visiting Instructor, Elementary NT Greek I & II, Union Theological Seminary in Virginia

Spring 1997: Teaching Assistant for Dr. John Carroll, New Testament II – Acts and the Pauline Corpus, Union Theological Seminary in Virginia

Fall 1996: Visiting Instructor, Advanced Koine Greek, Union Theological Seminary in Virginia

ASSISTANT DEAN OF THE FACULTY FOR ASSESSMENT AND ACCREDITATION, ELMHURST COLLEGE – July 2017-present

Researched, prepared and wrote the college’s tenth year HLC Assurance Argument; resulting in one of the 10% of all institutions with no findings in the assurance argument

Researched, prepared and wrote the college’s tenth year HLC Federal Compliance paperwork; resulting in one of the few institutions with no federal compliance findings

Organized the college’s cabinet, faculty, staff, and students for the HLC tenth year site visit and prepared for the visiting team

Researched, prepared, and wrote an HLC Transfer Quality Initiative report (spring 2018)

Served on the Transfer Student Task Force; organized for its recommendations to come before the faculty for approval

Served on the Vice President of Finance search committee (spring 2019)

Helped organize a Post-Graduate Student Outcomes Survey committee and drafted the survey instruments that have since been in use

Filed the 2018 and 2019 HLC Annual Institutional Reports

Filed a 2018 HLC Institutional Change form; organizing and helping prepare an HLC Contractual Arrangements form

Facilitating the work of the Elmhurst College Assessment Board

Organize and facilitate program reviews and the program review process, including development of a Program Review Manual

Organized and supervised the development and collection of annual assessment reports from departments and program directors, including the introduction of course assessment

Serving on the task force for development of a better university structural model

SEMINARS, SESSIONS, WORSHOPS, AND PRESENTATIONS

May 2019: Invited seminar at the University of Göttingen on “Paulus und Mose. Zur Deutung der Traditionen um Israels am Sinai und in der Wüste durch den Völkerapostel,” with scholars from Germany, England, and the United States; papers to be published in Paul and Moses.

November 2018: To present “Hamartia as Sin-Offering in Romans 8:3” at the Scripture and Paul Seminar of the Society of Biblical Literature. The paper will be published in Scripture and Echoes in Romans..

August 2018: Invited response to an essay on Philo and Paul by Prof. Per Jarle Bekken, at the 2018 Philo section of the Studiorum Novi Testamenti Societas in Athens.

November 2017: Response to Matthew W. Bates, “The Christ Praises God Among the Nations: Toward a New Christological Model,” Scripture and Paul Seminar of the Society of Biblical Literature annual meeting (Boston).

November 2017: Delivered paper (“Models for Relating Sin as a Power to Human Activity in Romans 5:12-21”) and participated in the panel discussion at the “Pauline Theology” research group of the Institute for Biblical Research on the topic of sin in Romans, with Martinus C. de Boer of VU University Amsterdam and Bruce W. Longenecker of Baylor University. The paper will be published in a forthcoming volume (in 2020) on Sin in Paull edited by Drs. John Goodrich and Nijay Gupta.

November 2016: “The Rhetoric of Curse in Galatians 1:10,” Early Christian Rhetoric Section of the Society of Biblical Literature annual meeting (San Antonio).

November 2016: “Messiah in Romans,” invited paper for the Pauline Epistles Session of the Evangelical Theological Society (San Antonio).

October 2016: invited “Response to Eastman” on the topic of the Apostle Paul in relation to recent research on mirror neurons at the 2016 Symposium on the Theological Interpretation of Scripture at North Park University.

August 2016: “Imperial Cult Pressure on the Early Christian Movement: Myth and Reality Relative to Paul’s Letter to the Galatians,” Studiorum Novi Testamenti Societas (Montreal).

November 2015: “An Audience-Oriented Approach to Paul’s Use of Scripture in Galatians: Reader Competence and Differing Target Audiences,” scheduled for the Intertexuality in the New Testament Section of the Society of Biblical Literature annual meeting (Atlanta).

November 2014: Invited response to Brian Rosner’s paper, “Law in First Corinthians” at the “Systematic Transformation and Interweaving of Scripture in 1 Corinthians” Seminar of the Society of Biblical Literature annual meeting.

November 2014: Invited response to Paul and the Law by Brian Rosner at the Evangelical Theological Society annual meeting.

September 2014: five one-hour interviews for the “Issues, Etc.” radio program on my new Galatians commentary.

July 2014: radio interview for the KFUO-St. Louis “Book Corner” program, which featured Galatians.

June 2014: “The Roman Christians During the First Two Centuries,” St. Matthew’s United Church of Christ, Wheaton, IL.

October 2013: Invited paper delivered to the Chicago Society of Biblical Research, “Paul’s Galatians and the Influx Into Zion.”

October 2012: radio interview for the KFUO-St. Louis “Book Corner” program, which featured Baptized into God’s Family, second edition.

September 2012: “What Was the Issue at Antioch (Galatians 2:11-14)”; one of six western scholars invited to deliver a paper at the inaugural meeting in Nigeria, Africa of the Society of Biblical Scholars, the new African biblical studies organization.

September 2011: Conference Speaker, English District of the LC-MS: 1) Something You Don’t Already Know: The Situation at Thessalonica; 2) Paul and Rivals at Galatia; 3) Paul and the Law: Pressure Points in the Current Discussion; 4) Solving the Romans Debate.

July 2010: “Rethinking the Covenantal Paul” invited paper delivered to the “Inhalte und Probleme einer neutestamentlichen Theologie” seminar of the Studiorum Novi Testamenti Societas (Berlin meeting); funded by an Elmhurst College faculty research grant.

August 2010 – radio interview: “Infant Baptism” on “Our World, His View.”

2009 – 2011: Member, Paul and Scripture Seminar, Society of Biblical Literature.

April 2010: Conference speaker, “The First Resurrection in the New Testament,” (three hours), The Emmaus Conference (Tacoma, WA).

November 2009: scheduled, “‘Praise the Lord, All You Gentiles’: The Encoded Audience of Romans 15:7-13,” Pauline Epistles Section of the Society of Biblical Literature, national meeting.

March 2009, guest lecturer, Wheaton College Graduate School “New Testament Theology” course; topic: “The Current Debates on Paul and the Law.”

January 2009: radio interview on the “Issues, Etc.” radio program, “An Age of Accountability.”

December 2008: Three radio interviews on the “Issues, Etc.” radio program: “Baptism in the New Testament” (Saving Baptism; Infant Baptism; Mode of Baptism).

October 2008: Conference Speaker, North and West Regional Pastor’s Conference of the Northern Illinois District of the Lutheran Church – Missouri Synod, 3 75-minute lectures: “Something You Don’t Already Know: The Situation at Thessalonica”; “Paul and His Rivals at Galatia”; “Solving the Romans Debate.”

September 2008: Presenter, “Romans 4:4-5 as a ‘New Perspective’ Case Study”; Day of Exegetical Reflection, Concordia Seminary.

July 2008: Guest speaker, “Women in the New Testament,” Detroit radio station: “Our World His View” program – program details available on-line.

March 2008 (scheduled): Guest speaker (two sessions), Immanuel Lutheran Church in Elmhurst, “The First Christians: The Post-Apostolic Era.”

September 2007: Guest speaker, Wheaton College Graduate School Ph.D. seminar on “Paul’s Letter to the Romans”; discussion of my book Solving the Romans Debate.

November 2006: Annual National Meeting of the Evangelical Theological Society – panel with papers and responses on the “new perspective on Paul and the Law.” Paper titled: “Beyond the New Perspective.”

October 2006: Guest Speaker at M.Div. level Seminar on “Biblical Law” at Garrett Theological Seminary for discussion of my book Paul, the Law, and the Covenant.

September 2006: “Breaking the Da Vinci Code: Fact and Fiction” – Park Ridge Community Church.

May 2006: “Breaking the Da Vinci Code: Fact and Fiction” – Christ Church of Oak Brook and Immanuel Lutheran Church in Elmhurst.

April 2006: “Breaking the Da Vinci Code: Fact and Fiction” – Elmhurst College Faculty Speaker Series.

February 2006: Guest speaker, Wheaton College Graduate School Ph.D. seminar on “Paul and the Law”; discussion of my book Paul, the Law, and the Covenant.

February 2006: Visiting Scholar in Residence – St. Paul’s Lutheran Chapel, University of Iowa Campus Ministries – three lectures: “The Image at the Bottom of the Well in Pauline Scholarship,” “Breaking the Da Vinci Code: Fact and Fiction,” “The Social Setting of the Thessalonian Correspondence.

January 2006: Keynote Speaker – Elders Retreat, Christ Church of Oak Brook; spoke to over a hundred leaders of the 5,000-member Christ Church on “Paul’s Vision of Leadership.”

April 2005: Guest Speaker at M.Div. level Seminar on “Biblical Law” at Garrett Theological Seminary for discussion of my book Paul, the Law, and the Covenant.

March 2005: Guest Speaker, Circuit 14 of the Northern Illinois District (LC-MS) – “Paul and the Law.”

October 2004: Conference Speaker, Iowa District East Annual Conference (Lutheran Church – Missouri Synod) – “An Edgy Apostle.”

March 2004: “Paul and the Law,” Newer Perspectives on Paul Panel Presentation, Central States Region meeting of the Society of Biblical Literature (paper later published).

November 2003: Presenter – “The ‘New Perspective’ and a Proposal for a ‘Newer Perspective’: Paul and the Jews,” Early Jewish Christian Relations Section, Annual Meeting of the Society of Biblical Literature.

February 2003: Guest speaker, Wheaton College Graduate School Ph.D. Seminar on “Paul and the Law” (a discussion with Dr. Douglas J. Moo and the Ph.D. candidates of my book Paul, the Law, and the Covenant).

September 2002: Guest speaker (3 sessions), Elmhurst Presbyterian Church, Paul and the Jews.

March 2002: Guest speaker, St. Peter’s UCC, Elmhurst, IL, Methods of New Testament Biblical Study.

January 2001: “Beyond Covenantal Nomism: Paul, Judaism, and Perfect Obedience” at the 2001 Concordia Theological Seminary Exegetical Symposium on Biblical Law; paper later published.

January 2001: Guest speaker on “Issues, Etc.,” KFUO, St. Louis, MO, The Eucharist in the New Testament.

December 2000: Guest speaker on “Issues, Etc.,” nation-wide broadcast, Baptism in the New Testament.

November 2000: Guest speaker, First Methodist Church, Elmhurst, IL, The Origins of the Pentateuch.

June 2000: Guest speaker on “Issues, Etc.,” KFUO, St. Louis, MO, Baptism in the New Testament.

February 2000: Guest speaker on “Issues, Etc.,” KFUO, St. Louis, MO, The Book of Romans.

April 1999: Conference Speaker, Baptism in the New Testament, Tri-Circuit Meeting of the Rocky Mountain District, LCMS (Baptism in Acts; Baptism in Galatians; Baptism in 1 Peter; Infant Baptism).

Fall 1998: Guest Lecturer, Classical Judaism (“The Parting of the Ways Between Judaism and Early Christianity”), Union Theological Seminary in Virginia.

PROFESSIONAL SOCIETIES AND ORGANIZATIONS

Studiorum Novi Testamenti Societas (one of four Americans elected into membership in 2011)

Society of Biblical Literature

  •      Co-chair, Scripture in Paul Group, 2019-present
  •      Scripture in Paul Group – invited member, 2017-present
  •      Paul and Scripture Group – invited member, 2009-2011

Chicago Society of Biblical Research – elected member

Catholic Biblical Association of America

Evangelical Theological Society

Association of Chicago Theological Schools—New Testament Group (no longer meeting)

INVITED BOOK ENDORSEMENTS

Craig Keener, Galatians

Jarvis Williams, Galatians

Thomas R. Schreiner, Handbook on Acts and Paul’s Letters

Randy Rozelle, The Expository Diamond

Jerry L. Sumney, Paul: Apostle and Fellow Traveler

Channing L. Crisler, Reading Romans as Lament

Brian Vickers, Justification by Grace Through Faith

Frank J. Matera, God’s Saving Grace: A Pauline Theology

F. C. Baur, Paul the Apostle of Jesus Christ

James Papandrea, Novatian of Rome

Chris VanLandingham, Judgement and Justification in Early Judaism and the Apostle Paul

Paul J. Achtemeier, Jesus and the Miracle Tradition

Thomas R. Schreiner, Foreword, 40 Questions about the Biblical Law

James Ware, Synopsis of the Pauline Letters in Greek and English

John Piper, The Future of Justification

EDUCATION

Ph.D., Biblical Studies, Union Theological Seminary in Virginia

Graduate Work, Early Christianity, Duke University

S.T.M., New Testament, Yale University

M.Div., Exegetical and Systematic Theology, Concordia Theological Seminary

B.A., Biology, DePauw University

DOCTORAL DISSERTATION

“Beyond Covenantal Nomism: A ‘Newer Perspective’ on Paul and the Law”

Chair: Dr. Paul J. Achtemeier

Readers: Dr. Richard B. Hays (Duke University), & Dr. S. Dean McBride, Jr.