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TALKING

Lecturing at the University of Alberta, Canada in 2017 on the role of biblical studies at Universities

Lecturing at the University of Alberta, Canada in 2017 on the role of biblical studies at Universities

PUBLIC LECTURES
”Ask the Animals: Nature and Theodicy in the Book of Job”
Delivered at the University of Alberta, Canada (March 2017)
”Is There a Future for Teaching the Bible in Universities?”
Delivered at the University of Alberta, Canada (March 2017)
”Does God Command Genocide in the Bible?” (first panel speaker, at 5:50)
William Penn Honors Forum, at George Fox University (October 2018)
”Ecclesiastes and Disorientation”
FoxTALKs demo video (April, 2014)
For a link to the “public lectures” section of my YouTube channel, click here, and see some embedded videos below…

TEACHING

My teaching most often occurs in traditional settings: classrooms and chalkboards. However, I also have a variety of online courses that I offer through the George Fox University summer online program. Here you’ll find links and a sampling of that content; click through to the YouTube playlists for each course below, or scroll further down and watch a few of the most popular videos embedded here on this page.

An Introduction to the Christian Bible

An Introduction to the Christian Bible

BIBL 100 INTRODUCTION TO THE BIBLE

This course of videos will introduce you to the basics of the Christian Bible. What is the Bible, and how should we read it? Who wrote the Bible, and when? What are the key themes, characters, and ideas in the individual sections (books) of the Bible?

Eight Lectures on the Book of Genesis

Eight Lectures on the Book of Genesis

BIBL 215 Book of genesis

These eight lectures introduce students to perhaps the Bible’s most iconic and famous book—the first one, called Genesis. How and why does God create the world? How does Genesis treat the emergence of human beings, cities, murder, goodness, and evil?

Christianity and the Problem of Evil

Christianity and the Problem of Evil

RELI 215 Christianity and the problem of evil

In this course we tackle one of the most difficult problems for people of faith: If God is supposedly good, and if God is all powerful, then how is it possible that horrific evil occurs in the world when God could presumably stop it—and should want to stop it?

WHAT IS THE BIBLE, AND HOW TO READ IT, PART 1
When we pick up the Bible, how do we even know what we're reading, and how to read it? How is the Bible marketed? Does anyone "own" the Bible? Is there a distinctly Christian way of reading the Bible? Note: since this video series was made for a course, you'll hear at the beginning of this lecture some references to aspects of that—which will not apply to your experience watching the video if you're not enrolled in the course!

WHAT IS THE BIBLE, AND HOW TO READ IT, PART 2
When we begin to read the Bible, there are three questions we must ask: Which books? Which words? Which language? These three questions take us in the world of "canon," "textual criticism," and "translation." In this video, we'll take a look at how our answers to these questions play a major role in our Bible-reading experience.