At Furman

  • This May I will teach a 3-week course on "The Bible in Modern Culture," which will look at the way in which "the Bible" is mediated as icon and symbol within modern culture, and how it's contents are processes through popular culture, the internet, movies, and political debate.

MayX The Bible in Modern Culture

  • This fall I will teach our Religion department Senior Seminar on the topic of "The Modern Bible," a look at the development of academic biblical scholarship in the post-Enlightenment period, the development of contemporary translation practices, and the various "Bibles" that function within Western society.

  • This fall I will also teach our Religion 111 course, The Bible and Ultimate Meaning.


  • I have been active in the Osher Lifelong Learning program at Furman, teaching courses on the history of Bible translation and, most recently, on the biblical Wisdom tradition. I will not be teaching this fall, but hope to return to it after my sabbatical.

In Churches

  • This summer I will lead a series of adult Sunday School lessons at FPC Greer as a combined class during the summer holidays. The topic will be "The World of the Bible."

  • Starting next fall I will teach a new adult Sunday School class at FPC Greer called "A Year in the Old Testament," which I describe as "a college class without the tests." The aim will be to cover the same basic material that I would in my Religion 210 (Intro to the Old Testament) course, with extra consideration of theological issues, given our different context.