Here’s a selection of papers from my time at Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary and Princeton Theological Seminary. I post them mostly for anyone who has ever wondered, “What kind of things do you do in seminary?” especially those of you who have supported and sacrificed for these years of education.

A Canonical-Linguistic Practical Theology

Practical Homiletics


Problem, Grace, and Faith on Genesis' Last Page

Genesis 50:22-26

The Fruitless Fig Tree and the Temple of Thieves

Mark 11:12-25

I Know That My Redeemer Liveth

Job 19:25-27


Gadamer's Hermeneutics, Supporting Homiletics

Should Preachers Preach on Ethical Eating?

Preach the Word

2 Timothy 4:1-5


Paul's Appropriation of Ancient Ethics

Reappropriating the Sermonic Idea

What I Believe


The above images are under creative commons and public domain licenses, from the following artists at the following urls:

“A Canonical-Linguistic Practical Theology”: By Ester Inbar,

“Practical Homiletics”: Rauno Kalda,

“Problem, Grace, and Faith on Gensis’ Last Page”: Giovani Antonio Guardi,

“The Fruitless Fig Tree and the Temple of Thieves”: Ludovico Mazzolino,

“I Know that My Redeemer Liveth”: Ilya Repin,

“Gadder’s Hermeneutics, Supporting Homiletics”: Lena Ruuskanen,

“Should Preachers Preach on Ethical Eating?”: Mercy for Animals,

“Preach the Word”: Unknown engraving,

“Paul’s Appropriation of Ancient Ethics”: Raphael,

“Reappropriating the Sermonic Idea”: Masaccio,

“What I Believe”: Michelangelo, photo by Antoine Taveneaux,