I enjoy preaching from the Bible, teaching on matters pertaining to women’s ministry, and exploring issues pertaining to the historical relationship between Jews and Christians.
My preaching venues have been as diverse as a pastor conference in Omaha, NE; traditional church settings in Sydney,
Australia, and Dallas, TX; and a Masai mud hut on the Rift Valley near Mai Mahu (Kenya).
I have taught courses at international venues including:
- Brisbane School of Theology (formerly Crossway Bible College)
Brisbane, Queensland, Australia
- Regent College
Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
- Ridley College
Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
I have also taught intensive courses or given invited lectures at:
- Campbellsville University
- Palm Beach Atlantic University
West Palm Beach, FL
- Eastern University
St. Davids, PA.
I have traveled to Israel, Greece, Turkey, and Italy on study tours, including leading students on the “Wheaton in the Holy Lands” (Wheaton College; 2007, 2014) program and as part of the Christian Leadership Initiative (2012, 2013), sponsored by the American Jewish Committee and the Shalom Hartman Institute, Jerusalem, and most recently with Northern Seminary (2022).
For a number of years I have been an active member of the Society of Biblical Literature (SBL), as well as a member of Evangelical Theological Society (ETS), and a member of the Institute for Biblical Research (IBR). I presently serve as the President of the IBR board, having served as the board's Secretary just prior to taking that post. Since the early 2000's, I have been serving on the US Board for Langham Partnership Ministries, and in 2020, I joined the Board of Trustees for Biola University.
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I presently serve as Provost and Dean of Academic Affairs of Northern Seminary in Lisle, Illinois. I also teach New Testament and am leading the development of DMin and MA programs in women's studies, and the Women's Center for Leadership at Northern Seminary.
I received my bachelor’s degree from Messiah College in Grantham, PA, and my Ph.D. in New Testament and Christian Origins from the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia, PA. After 18 years as professor of New Testament and Biblical Studies at Wheaton College (serving as department chair and dean toward the end of my time there), I accepted the invitation to join Denver Seminary as their Provost / Dean. I also taught at Messiah College (Grantham, PA), and Nairobi Evangelical Graduate School of Theology (Nairobi, Kenya) in the 80s and 90s, respectively.
During my days of primarily teaching students and researching projects, I used this advice and offered it to my students as well from Paul’s letter to the Philippians
I have taught and given lectures around the world. Perhaps the most exciting venue was the Sydney Opera House in Sydney, Australia. I presented the keynote lecture at Speech Night for the Presbyterian Ladies College, Sydney.