My family and I currently live in the west suburbs of Chicago where I attend Northern Seminary for a Master’s degree in New Testament studies under Scot McKnight. His academic interests include history, linguistics, philosophy, social theory, and theology.

Common Thought is a place for discussion and reflection. Most of these ideas or topics will come from two places, my classes and the books I am reading. The hope is a weekly reflection on my study that will be helpful in understanding the material and how to interact with it. The “common” element is the desire to create conversation that is not sensational but the common ways of learning, processing, and growing through particular issues.

Current Projects:

  • Reading and writing on Exilic and Post-Exilic Jewish literature, Second Temple era Jewish and Christian literature, and early Christian literature.
  • An article on Pauline Theology of Sex and Sexual Ethics.
  • Research and writing for a commentary on the Pastoral epistles with Dr. McKnight.
  • My thesis on Paul’s identity formation of individuals through communal practices, such as Eucharist.