• Ph.D. in Old Testament and Hebrew, Southern Baptist Theological Seminary
    • Dissertation: The Testing of God in the Hebrew Bible
  • Th.M. in Old Testament and Semitic Languages, Dallas Theological Seminary
    • Thesis: Acquiring a Working Hebrew Vocabulary By the Use of Semantic Fields
  • B.S. in Religion and Philosophy, Dallas Baptist College

Selected Publications

  • Book review, Paige Patterson, Song of Solomon, Criswell Theological Review 2 (1988) 424-425
  • Book review, Victor Matthews and Don Benjamin, Social World of Ancient Israel: 1250-587 BCE, Journal of the Evangelical Theological Society 39 (March 1996) 157-158
  • 13 articles on Genesis for the Word and Way, Summer 1999

Selected Presentations

  • Presentation at the April 2002 SBL/NABPR Central Regional meeting, title, 'Lunching and Munching at the Fruit Bar of God's Knowledge:  the Omniscience of God Revisited with Special Attention to the Testing of God Concept in the Old Testament'
  • Presentation at the April 2000 SBL/NABPR Central Regional meeting; book review of J. Bradley Chance and Milton P. Horne, 'Rereading the Bible:  An Introduction to the Biblical Story'
  • Presentation at the March 2016 SBL/NABPR Central Regional meeting; 'The Literary and Thematic Functions of the Pre-Call Stories about Moses:  A Narrative Analysis of Exodus 2:11-25

Related Experience

  • Interim pastor at FBC, Carthage, MO (2006); FBC, Sedalia, MO (1997-1998); Union Mound Baptist Church, Elkland, MO (1990-1996)
  • Winter Bible Studies
  • Pulpit Supply

Professional Organizations

  • Member, Society of Biblical Literature

Honors and Awards

  • Southwest Baptist University Faculty Life Beautiful Award, December 11, 1997
  • Parkway Distinguished Professor Award, August 2000
  • Orien B. Hendrix Distinguished Teacher Award, August 2013

Church/Community Service

  • Attends First Baptist Church, Bolivar
  • Mission Trips (New Orleans (2007), Ukraine (1997), Wisconsin Dells (1992, 1993, 1995), Venezuela (1990), El Salvador (2012, 2013)