Talks & Podcasts

Podcasts

Coming 2021! “The Gray Truth: The Bible & Theology in the Modern World” with Rev. Dr. Tom Barlow, Littleton UMC

Scriptural Perspectives on Abundance & Scarcity” Iliff School of Theology ReSource, October 2019

In the Community

Past

“Are We the Third Wheel? Biblical Perspectives on the Relationship Between God, Nature, and Humankind” Montview Blvd. Presbyterian Church, April 26, 2020 (cancelled due to COVID-19)

“The Problem & Solution of Moses’ Mouth” Library Shabbat at B’nai Havurah – Denver, April 2019

“The Bible & Money” Lecture, Montview Blvd. Presbyterian Church, October 2018

“The Dead Sea Scrolls, Then and Now” Lecture, various locations, In connection with the Denver Museum of Nature & Science exhibit The Dead Sea Scrolls, March-Sept 2018 

“Moses: Yahweh’s Mediator” Study Group, Temple Sinai – Denver, November 2017

“Humanity in the World: Genesis 1” 2-Day Class, Father Dyer United Methodist Church, July 2015

“Reading the Old Testament Today” 5-Week Series, Hope United Methodist Church, April – May 2015

“Moses and God, Face to Face” 2-Day Class, Father Dyer United Methodist Church, March 2015

“Connecting the Testaments” 5-Week Series, Hope United Methodist Church, Feb-March 2015

“Citations of the Hebrew Bible in the Gospel of Matthew” Panel Discussion, Iliff School of Theology, Feb 2015

“Tools for Advanced Study of Hebrew: How to Use Gesenius’ Hebrew Grammar” Workshop, University of Denver & Iliff School of Theology, July 2013

“Who is a Samaritan?” Lecture and Panel Discussion with Dr. Menahem Mor and Dr. Pamela Eisenbaum, Center for Judaic Studies – University of Denver, May 2013

Academic

Upcoming

2021 “Comparative Method: The Ghost of Biblical Studies Past, Present & Future” Society of Biblical Literature, Annual Meeting

2020 “Can a Tree Help Where It Is Planted? The Metaphor of Roots and Soil in the Hebrew Bible” Invited paper, Society of Biblical Literature, Annual Meeting

Past

“Reading Genesis 1: How Religious Studies Can Help People See Themselves as a Nature-Based Solution” as part of the panel Preserving Biodiversity in the Anthropocene: What do the Humanities and Social Sciences Have to Say? 4th Annual Africa Animal Welfare Conference

“From Lebanon to the Amazon: Religious Responses to Deforestation in Eco-Psychological & Comparative Perspective” Rocky Mountains-Great Plains Regional AAR/SBL Meeting, March 27-28, 2020 (canceled due to COVID-19)

“Method & Hebrew Bible” Panel Conversation with Amy Erickson, Mark George & Tammi J. Schneider; University of Denver, 2019

Bible & Pop-Culture Workshop, Co-Presented with Elizabeth Coody and Dan Clanton, Rocky Mountains-Great Plains Regional AAR/SBL Meeting, 2019

“The Ambiguity of Idol Worlds” American Schools of Oriental Research, Annual Meeting, 2018

“The Mesopotamian Mis-Pi Ceremony & Clifford Geertz’s ‘Thick Description’: A Case Study in the Symbolic Webs of the Deceased” Society of Biblical Literature, Annual Meeting, 2018

“Sacrifice & the Art of Domestication” Rocky Mountains-Great Plains Regional AAR/SBL Meeting, March 2018

“The Paradox of Materiality in Ancient Mesopotamian Divine Images” Society of Biblical Literature, Annual Meeting, 2017

“Agents of Order in a World of Mud: Flood, Architecture, and the New Year Festival in Ancient Babylon” College Art Association Annual Meeting, February 2017

“The Domestication of the Aurochs and the ‘Heat of His Nostrils’: Rereading the Wrath of Yahweh and Moses in Light of Natural History (Exod 32-34)” Rocky Mountains-Great Plains Regional AAR/SBL Meeting, April 2016

“Circumcising the Mouth of Moses: A New Comparative Method for the Fields of Assyriology and Biblical Studies” Society of Biblical Literature, Annual Meeting, 2015

“Idolizing Moses, the Embodiment of God” Duke University, Material Religion: Embodiment, Materiality, Technology Conference, September 2015

“Grouting for Caesar: The High Level Aqueduct and Vault Complex at Caesarea After 20 Years” American Schools of Oriental Research, Annual Meeting, 2013

“‘He is Our Brother’: Shechem’s Covenant History and the Story of Abimelech (Judges 8:30-9:57)” Society of Biblical Literature, Annual Meeting, 2011

“Forsaking the Original: Multiformity of Memory and the Cry of Dereliction in Textual History (Matt 27:46; Mark 15:34)” Society of Biblical Literature, Annual Meeting, 2011

“Am I My Brother’s Keeper? Papyrus Amherst 63, Psalm 20, and the Future of Comparison” Society of Biblical Literature, International Meeting, 2011

“The Economics of Intellect: Trade and the Exchange of Ideas in the Ancient Near East” Rocky Mountains-Great Plains Regional AAR/SBL Meeting, 2011

“Obligation or Hesed? Rereading the Legal Situation in the Book of Ruth” Rocky Mountains-Great Plains Regional AAR/SBL Meeting, 2010