I completed a Bachelor of Theology, followed closely by a Masters of Theology in which I looked at the parable of the Talents in some detail. I'm also very interested in getting the more scholarly stuff that is readily accessible to people in Bible colleges into the hands of the "everyday" person in the church. In fact, that's the main reason for writing historical fiction! More recently I've also been putting out teaching videos on my YouTube channel:
I've also written a few scholarly articles. Here's a list, if you want to dig deeper:
- Identifying the Talents: Contextual Clues for the Interpretation of the Parable of the Talents (Matthew 25:14-30) in Tyndale Bulletin 56.1 (2005), 61-72.
- The Vulnerability of the Literalist: A Critique of William R. Herzog II's Interpretation of the Parable of the Talents in Pacifica 21.2 (2008), 175-191.
- Apocalyptic Eschatology and the Parables of the Mount of Olives Discourse in Crucible 5.2 (2013).
- Oral History and the Beginning and End of the Gospel of Mark in Evangelical Quarterly 90.1 (2019), 24-37.
- The Pedagogy of Biblical Fiction: Where Research and Creativity Collide, in Les Ball & Peter G. Bolt (eds.), Wondering About God Together. Research-Led Learning & Teaching in Theological Education (Macquarie Park, NSW: SCD Press, 2018), 284-302.
I'm currently working on a PhD in Education looking at Jesus' parables and how they create a "disorienting dilemma" as a way of encouraging people to change strongly held beliefs.