I am a career Bible scholar, with three seminary degrees. I am currently living in Grand Rapids, Michigan and working for BiblePlaces, where I am working with a team of scholars to create the Photo Companion to the Bible. Some of the other places where I have taught or worked include Capital Bible Seminary, Jordan Evangelical Theological Seminary, Washington Bible College, BibleWorks, and Bibles International.

Academic degrees

  • B.A., Grand Valley State University (2002); Political Science major, Philosophy minor
  • M.Div., Capital Bible Seminary (2006)
  • Th.M., Capital Bible Seminary (2007); Old Testament concentration
  • Ph.D., Dallas Theological Seminary (2014); Biblical Studies major, Bible Exposition concentration


I welcome feedback regarding my books and specific corrections of typographical or grammatical errors in the books. I will try to respond to all feedback. Use the “Contact” link at the bottom of this page. I cannot promise a response to general questions about the Bible or theology. Sometimes there are just too many people with too many questions! Please do not ask me about counseling situations, as I am not a licensed counselor. I also have a blog, a LinkedIn page, and a Facebook page.