Presentations

Conference Presentations

2022                     “Assaulting the Virgin: Reassessing Salome’s ‘Examination’ of Mary in the Protevangelium of James” at the Southeast Regional SBL, Virtual. 12 March.

2022                     “How a Second-Century Christian Text Hides Sexual Violence” at the Religion and Sexual Abuse Conference, Riverside, CA. 5 March

2021                     “The Apocryphal Afterlives of Matthew’s Magi” at the Southeastern Commission for the Study of Religion, Virtual. 13 March

2018                     Panelist, “The SBL as Male-Dominated Space” at the Annual Meeting of the SBL, Denver, CO. 19 November

2018                      “Forgiveness or a Flamethrower? The Judgment and Redemption of Salome in the Protevangelium of James at the Annual Meeting of the SBL, Denver, CO. 19 November

2017                      “Then Suddenly, Everything Resumed Its Course”: The Suspension of Time in the Protevangelium of James Reconsidered” at the Annual Meeting of the SBL, Boston, MA.

2016                      “Virginity, the Temple Veil, and their Demise: A Hypothetical Reader’s Perspective on Mary’s Work in the Protevangelium of James” at the Annual Meeting of the SBL, Atlanta, GA. 20 November

2015                      “Spear Wounds and Sleigh Bells: Believing and Seeing in the Gospel of John and The Polar Express” at the Annual Meeting of the SBL, Atlanta, GA. 21 November

2015                      “You Shall Die on the Mountain? On Moses’ Presence in the Synoptic Transfiguration Narratives” at the Annual Meeting of the SBL, Atlanta, GA. 21 November

2015                      “Expanding the Apocryphal Corpus: Some ‘Novel’ Suggestions” at the York Christian Apocrypha Symposium, Toronto, Ontario. 25 September

2013                      “A Virgin Shall Spin and Bear a Son: Reconsidering Mary’s Work in the Protevangelium of James” at the Annual Meeting of the SBL, Baltimore, MD. 24 November

2013                      “Whose Love? An Exegetical Analysis of Bernard Lonergan’s Use of Romans 5:5” at Lonergan on the Edge, Milwaukee, WI. 20 September

2012                      “The Virgin, the Moirae, and the Birth of the Messiah:Toward a Christological Understanding of the Protevangelium Jacobi”at the Midwest Regional SBL,Bourbonnais, IL.12 February

2011                      “The Wine of Cana and the ὄξος of the Cross: The Hour of Jesus in the Fourth Gospel” at the Upper Midwest Regional SBL, St. Paul, MN. 2 April

2010                      Response to Jackson Lashier, “Irenaeus on the Generation of the Logos,” Jewish Roots of Christian Mysticism panel, “Logos Theologies of the Second Century,” Milwaukee, WI. 12 April

2010                      “Koheleth, Toil, and the Prodigal Son: Reading Luke’s Parable through the Eyes of the Teacher” at the Upper Midwest Regional SBL, St. Paul, MN. 10 April

2009                      “Be Imitators of Me, as I am of Christ: René Girard’s Mimetic Theory in St. Paul’s First Letter to the Corinthians” at the Upper Midwest Regional SBL, St. Paul, MN. 28 March

Other Presentations

2021                     Panelist, BRANE Collective Primary Text Lab on Protevangelium of James. 14 December

2021                     “The Origins of Christmas” as PUBlic Theology, Martinsville, VA. 8 December

2021                     “The Mark of the Beast” at Profs and Pints (virtual). 23 May

2020                     “Matthew’s Magi” at PUBlic Theology, Martinsville, VA 9 December

2020                     “Jesus, Death, Anger, Doubt, and Holy Week” at PUBlic Theology, Martinsville, VA. 8 April

2019                     “Bible Scholars: What are they good for?” at PUBlic Theology at Mountain Valley Brewing Company, Martinsville, VA. 8 May

2018                      “Jesus: A Messiah in Our Image?” at PUBlic Theology at Mountain Valley Brewing Company, Martinsville, VA. 14 November

2017                      “Rabbi Jesus and the Jewish Roots of Christianity” and “Anti-Semitism in the New Testament,” at Temple Emanuel Adult Education, Roanoke, VA. 7 and 14 November

2016                      “Story and Storytelling in Early Christianity,” at Temple Emanuel Adult Education, Roanoke, VA. 1 November

2015                      “Tell Your Girlfriend that She Looks Like a Horse, and Other Biblical Dating Advice,” at the Ferrum College “Inquiring Minds” series, Ferrum, VA. 21 October

2015                      “Jesus: A Messiah in Our Image?” at the Ferrum College “Inquiring Minds” series, Ferrum, VA. 1 April

2014                      “The Rich Man and Lazarus: What Can Historical-Critical Methodology Reveal?” at the Marquette University Scripture Project, Milwaukee, WI. 16 April