Talks

In the Community

Upcoming

“Nature & the Bible” 5-Week Series, Montview Blvd. Presbyterian Church, dates TBA

“Abundance & Scarcity: A Framework for Understanding the Biblical Perspective on Material Wealth” Podcast, Iliff School of Theology ReSource, coming late-2018

Past

“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 Conference Papers

Upcoming

“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

Past

“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