Provost/Dean; Professor of New Testament, Northern Seminary, Lisle, IL.
Adjunct Lecturer, Ridley College, Melbourne, Australia.
Ph.D., New Testament/Christian Origins, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA
Ephesians in New International Commentary on the New Testament. Grand Rapids: Eerdmans, November, 2020.
Christian Women in the Patristic World: Their Influence, Authority, and Legacy in the Second Through Fifth Centuries. Co-authored with Amy B. Hughes. Grand Rapids: Baker Academic, 2017.
Philippians in Story of God Commentary. Grand Rapids: Zondervan, 2013.
Ephesians in New Covenant Commentary. Eugene, OR: Cascade Books, 2010.
Women in the World of the Earliest Christians. Grand Rapids, MI: Baker Academic, 2009.
The New Testament in Antiquity. Co-authored with Gary M. Burge and Gene L. Green. Grand Rapids, MI: Zondervan, 2009.
The Peri Pascha Attributed to Melito of Sardis: Setting, Purpose and Sources. Brown Judaic Studies, 327. Providence, RI: Brown University Press, 2000.
“Women and Christianity,” pages xyz in Challenges to Christianity. Edited by Stewart Kelly and Paul Copan. Eugene, OR: Wipf and Stock, 2022 forthcoming
“Gender and the Material World of Scripture,” in Practically Gendered. Edited by Celina Durgin and Dru Johnson. Eugene, OR: Cascade, 2022 forthcoming
“Thinking about Supersessionism from Paul to Melito of Sardis: A Response,” pages xyz in God’s Israel and the Israel of God: Paul and Supersessionism. Edited by Michael Bird and Scot McKnight. Bellingham, WA: Lexham Press, 2022 forthcoming.
“‘I Am a Christian,’ Blandina’s Example of Christian Endurance and Courage,” pages 275-295 in Rhetoric, History, and Theology: Interpreting the New Testament. Edited by Todd D. Still and Jason A. Myers. NY: Lexington Books/Fortress Academic, 2022.
“Return to Your First Love: The Church in Ephesus,” pages 51–64 in Living the King Jesus Gospel. Edited by Nijay Gupta, Tara Beth Leach, Matthew W. Bates, Drew J. Strait. Eugene, OR: Cascade Books, 2021.
“Ephesians/Colossians.” Pages 185–204 in Discovering Biblical Equality, 3rd ed. Edited by Ronald W. Pierce and Cynthia Long Westfall. Downers Grove, IL: InterVarsity Press, 2021.
“‘Could This Be the Christ?’ The Samaritan Woman’s Testimony and Jesus’ Identity.” Pages 27–42 in Who Do You Say That I Am? Edited by George Kalantzis, David Capes and Ty Kieser. Eugene, OR: Cascade, 2020.
“‘Better than a Slave’: Paul and the Economics of Slavery–A Rejoinder to Ulrike Roth,” co-authored with John Anthony Dunne. Pages 28–44 in Human Flourishing: Economic Wisdom for a Fruitful Christian Vision of the Good Life. Edited by Greg Forster and Anthony R. Cross. Eugene, OR: Pickwick, 2020.
“Afterword.” Pages 107–109 in Holding Up Half the Sky: A Biblical Case for Women Leading and Teaching in the Church. Graham Hill. Eugene, OR: Cascade, 2020.
“Women in the Jewish, Greco-Roman, and Early Christian World.” Pages 35–60 in The State of New Testament Studies: A Survey of Recent Research. Edited by Scot McKnight and Nijay K. Gupta. Grand Rapids: Baker Academic, 2019.
“Poverty and its Causes in the Early Church.” Pages 16–27 in Poverty in the Early Church and Today: A Conversation. Edited by Steve Walton and Hannah Swithinbank. London: T&T Clark, 2019.
“The Gospel as God’s Gift: Good News from Ephesians 1:1–3:12.” Pages 150–72 in Is the Gospel Good News? Edited by Stanley E. Porter and Hughson T. Ong. Eugene, OR: Pickwick, 2018.
“The ‘Woman at the Well’: Was the Samaritan Woman Really an Adulteress?” Pages 249–53 in Vindicating the Vixens: Revisiting Sexualized, Vilified, and Marginalized Women on the Bible. Edited by Sandra Glahn. Wheaton, IL: Kregel, 2017.
“The New Perspective and the Christian Life in Paul’s Letter to the Ephesians.” Pages 19–46 in The Apostle Paul and the Christian Life: Ethical and Missional Implications of the New Perspective. Edited by Scot McKnight and Joseph Modica. Grand Rapids: Baker Academic, 2016.
“Intertextuality in Melito of Sardis.” Pages 126–149 in Intertextuality in the Second Century. Edited by Jeffrey Bingham and Clayton Jefford. Leiden: Brill, 2016.
“Afterword.” Pages 178–186 in Neither Complementarian Nor Egalitarian: A Kingdom Corrective to the Evangelical Gender Debate. Michelle Lee-Barnewall. Grand Rapids, MI: Baker Academic, 2016.
“Foreword.” Pages xiii – xvi in Making Sense of Motherhood: Biblical and Theological Perspectives. Edited by Beth M. Stovell. Eugene, OR: Wipf & Stock, 2016.
“Foreword,” pages xi – xiv in Raised from Obscurity: A Narratival and Theological Study of the Characterization of Women in Luke-Acts, Greg W. Forbes and Scott Harrower. Eugene, OR: Pickwick Publications, 2015.
“Mothers, Martyrs, and Manly Courage: The Female Martyr in 2 Maccabees, 4 Maccabees, and the Acts of Paul and Thecla.” Pages 123–132 in A Most Reliable Witness: Essays in Honor of Ross Shepard Kraemer. Edited by N. DesRosiers and Shira L. Lander. Brown Judaic Studies 358. Providence: Brown University, 2015.
“Women, Children, and Families in the Roman World.” Pages 179–88 in The World of the New Testament: Cultural, Social, and Historical Contexts. Edited by Joel B. Green and Lee Martin McDonald. Grand Rapids, MI: Baker Academic, 2013.
“Paul’s Letter to the Philippians.” Pages 166–182 in Jesus is Lord: Not Caesar: Evaluating Empire Studies Today. Edited by Scot McKnight and Joseph B. Modica. Downers Grove, IL: InterVarsity Press, 2013.
“Colossians.” Pages 1395–1412 in Baker Illustrated Bible Commentary. Edited by Gary M. Burge and Andrew E. Hill. Grand Rapids, MI: Baker Academic, 2012.
“Jews and Christians.” Pages 68–83 in The Routledge Companion to Early Christian Thought. Edited by D. Jeffrey Bingham. NY: Routledge, 2010.
“Jesus, King of the Jews.” Pages 111–132 in Who Do My Opponents Say that I Am? Edited by Scot McKnight and Joseph B. Modica. London: T & T Clark, 2008.
“Prophecy, Women Leadership and the Body of Christ.” Pages 81–97 in Women, Ministry and the Gospel, Exploring New Paradigms. Edited by Mark A. Husbands and Timothy T. Larsen. Downers Grove, IL: InterVarsity Press, 2007.
“Melito’s Peri Pascha, its Relationship to Judaism and Sardis in Recent Scholarly Discussion.” Pages 123–140 in Evolution of the Synagogue. Edited by Howard Clark Kee and Lynn H. Cohick, Valley Forge, PA: Trinity Press International, 1999.
Articles in Peer Review Journals
“What’s Love God to Do with It? Marriage in First-Century Families,” Colloquium 50:2 (2018): 25–41.
“Cultivating Shalom: A Response to John Stackhouse’s Epistemology,” Journal of Analytical Theology 4 (2016): 193-–197.
“The Gospel as God’s Gift: Good News from Ephesians 1:1–3:12,” Bingham Colloquium, McMaster Divinity School, Hamilton, ON, Canada, June 2015.
“Tyranny, Authority, Service: Leadership and Headship in the New Testament,” Ex Auditu 28 (2012): 74–90.
“Citizenship and Empire: Paul’s Letter to the Philippians and Eric Liddell’s Work in China,” Journal for the Study of Paul and His Letters 1.2 (2012): 137–52.
“Marriage, Divorce, and Discipleship: Jesus’ Encounter with the Samaritan Woman,” IBR Library Review 8 (2010): 20–37.
“Virginity Unveiled: Tertullian’s Veiling of Virgins and Historical Women in the First Three Centuries A.D.,” Andrews University Seminary Studies 45.1 (2007): 19–34.
“Why Women followed Jesus: A Discussion of Female Piety,” Scottish Bulletin of Evangelical Theology 25.2 (2007): 172–193.
“News from the Annual Meeting of the Society of Biblical Literature, Washington, DC, USA, November 17-21 (a) Early Jewish Christian Relations Section” Henoch 29,2 (2007): 414–416.
“Melito of Sardis’s Peri Pascha and Its ‘Israel’,” Harvard Theological Review 91:4 (1998): 351–72.
Articles and Popular Writing
“Beyond ‘Us’ and ‘Them’,” Didaktikos: Journal of Theological Education (September, 2019): 16–22.
“Shaking the Foundations: Paul’s Message Brings a Seismic Cultural Shift,” Bible Study Magazine, Faithlife (March/April, 2018), 28–30.
“The ‘Feminine’ Trait Every Christian Needs to Learn,” Christianity Today, March, 2017. Awarded 5th place in “Biblical Exposition” by the Evangelical Press Association Higher Goals.
“Women’s Work” and “Priscilla and Aquila” in Bible Odyssey (on-line resource published by the Society of Biblical Literature).
Ephesians in God’s Justice: The Holy Bible. Colorado Springs: Biblica US, Inc., 2016.
“The Samaritan Woman and Florence the Vegetable Lady from Kenya – Lessons on Life and Love,” Christianity Today, October 2015.
“Render Unto Caesar”: The Christian’s Call to Action or Retreat,” Comment Magazine, Fall 2012, 62–69.
“Philippians 2:5b-11” and “Philippians 3:20-21,” pages 91–93 and 96–98 in Devotions on the Greek New Testament. Edited by Scott Duvall and Verlyn Verbrugge. Grand Rapids, MI: Zondervan, 2012.
“Romans” booklet, pages 9–95 in Immersion Bible Studies series. Nashville: Abingdon Press, 2011.
“Women with the Self-Doubt Syndrome,” Christianity Today, June 2010.
“The Real Problem with Mary’s Baby Bump,” Christianity Today, December 2009.
“The Joys of a False Positive,” Christianity Today, December 2009.
“Met with Dancing: The Changing Faces of African Christian Women,” Priscilla Papers 21.3 (2007): 16–24.
“Romans,” pages 628–645 in InterVarsity Press Women’s Bible Commentary. Edited by Catherine Clark Kroeger and Mary Evans. Downers Grove, IL: InterVarsity Press, 2002. Reprint, 2009 by Oxford University Press.
“NT Use of OT Scripture Quotations Concerning Women,” pages 514–517 in InterVarsity Press Women’s Bible Commentary. Edited by Catherine Clark Kroeger and Mary Evans. Downers Grove, IL: InterVarsity Press, 2002.
“Melito of Sardis,” pages 534–35 in Evangelical Dictionary of Theology. Daniel J. Treier and Walter A. Elwell, eds. Grand Rapids: Baker Academic, 2017.
“The Fruit of the Spirit,” pages 332–333 in Evangelical Dictionary of Theology. Daniel J. Treier and Walter A. Elwell, eds. Grand Rapids: Baker Academic, 2017.
“The Trial of Jesus,” pages 972–79 in Dictionary of Jesus and the Gospels. Downers Grove, IL: InterVarsity Press, 2013.
“Pharisees,” pages 673–79 in Dictionary of Jesus and the Gospels. Downers Grove, IL: InterVarsity Press, 2013.
“Common Judaism,” pages 452–58 in Dictionary of Jesus and the Gospels. Downers Grove, IL: InterVarsity Press, 2013.
“Headship” pages 349–350 in Dictionary of Scripture and Ethics. Edited by Joel B. Green. Grand Rapids, MI: Baker Academic, 2011.
“Roman Citizenship” page 728 in Baker Illustrated Bible Handbook. Edited by J. Daniel Hays and J. Scott Duvall. Grand Rapids, MI: Baker Academic, 2011.
“The City of Rome” pages 744–745 in Baker Illustrated Bible Handbook. Edited by J. Daniel Hays and J. Scott Duvall. Grand Rapids, MI: Baker Academic, 2011.
Need to Know: Vocation as the Heart of Christian Epistemology by John G. Stackhouse (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2013) in Journal of Analytic Theology 4 (2016): 193–97.
Philippians, Colossians, Philemon in Catholic Commentary on Sacred Scripture by Dennis Hamm, SJ. (Grand Rapids: Baker Academic, 2013) in Review of Biblical Literature 07/2016 (on-line).
Cicero and the Rise of Deification by Spencer Cole (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2014) in Bulletin for Biblical Research 25:3 (2015): 426–28.
Paul and the Miraculous: A Historical Reconstruction by Graham H. Twelftree (Grand Rapids: Baker Academic, 2013) in Trinity Journal 35.2 (2014): 332–334.
Contextualizing Gender in Early Christian Discourse: Thinking Beyond Thecla by Caroline Vander Stichele and Todd Penner (London: T&T Clark, London, 2009) in Interpretation: A Journal of Bible and Theology 66.2 (2012): 229–30.
The Drama of Ephesians: Participating in the Triumph of God by Timothy Gombis (Grand Rapids: InterVarsity Press, 2010) in Journal of the Evangelical Theological Society 54.3 (2011): 638-39.
Among the Gentiles: Greco-Roman Religion and Christianity in The Anchor Yale Bible Reference Library by Luke Timothy Johnson (New Haven: Yale University Press, 2009) in Bulletin of Biblical Research 21.3 (2011): 433.
Christ and Caesar: The Gospel and the Roman Empire in the Writings of Paul and Luke by Seyoon Kim (Grand Rapids, MI: Eerdmans, 2008) in Scottish Bulletin of Evangelical Theology, 29.1 (Spring 2011): 129.
Mark in Baker Exegetical Commentary by Robert H. Stein (Grand Rapids, MI: Baker Academic, 2008) in Bulletin for Biblical Research 20.2 (2010): 269–271.
The Letter to the Philippians in Pillar New Testament Commentary, by G. Walter Hansen (Grand Rapids, MI: Eerdmans, 2009) in Journal of the Evangelical Theological Society 53.4 (2010): 844–46.
Dictionary of Jewish-Christian Relations edited by Edward Kessler and Neil Wenborn (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2005) in Journal of the Evangelical Theological Society 53.1 (2010): 204–7.
Ancient Jewish and Christian Perceptions of Crucifixion by David W. Chapman (Tubingen: Mohr Siebeck, 2008) in Bulletin for Biblical Research, 19.4 (2009): 261–2.
Holiness and Ecclesiology in the New Testament by Kent E. Brower and Andy Johnson (Grand Rapids, MI: Eerdmans, 2007) in Bulletin for Biblical Research, 19.1 (2009): 142–43.
From the Lost Teachings of Polycarp, by Charles E. Hill (Tubingen: Möhr Siebeck, 2006) in Bulletin for Biblical Research 18.2 (2008): 359–60.
Constantine’s Bible: Politics and the Making of the New Testament by David L. Dungan (Minn., MN: Fortress Press, 2007) in Journal of Church and State, 49.1 (2007): 141–43.
Junia the First Woman Apostle, by Eldon Jay Epp. Themelios 32.1 (2006): 68–9.
Melito und das Judentum: Dissertation zur Erlangung des Doktorgrades der Katholisch-Theologischen Fakultät der Universität Regensburg, by Ingeborg Angerstorfer (Regensburg, 1986) in The Second Century 9,3 (1992): 188–89.