Where the road goes

Welcome!

Thanks for stopping by! I’m an author, teacher, and scholar, who loves teaching the Bible in accessible and engaging ways. Most of my work is devoted to the Old Testament. I am passionate about helping the church restore its appreciation and love for two-thirds of the Bible!

Old Testament scholars joke (mostly) that the New Testament is the Appendix, but the truth is that the New Testament doesn’t make much sense without what comes before it. The Old Testament may feel like a long and sometimes-confusing journey, but it leads to the cross—and if we don’t travel its roads, we miss the full gospel.

I hope you’ll join me, wherever the road goes!

From the blog

Psalm 121: Do No Harm

Psalm 121: Do No Harm

Verses like Psalm 121:7 can make us squirm: “YHWH will keep you from all harm. He will watch over your life” Does YHWH, in fact, keep bad things from happening to us? Does it really seem like he “keeps us from all harm”? If you have spent any time at all in the...

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Psalm 121: Not on God’s Watch

Psalm 121: Not on God’s Watch

The last time I babysat for the Halvorsons, Mikey rolled off the changing table. It was all my fault. A junior higher at the time, I was waiting for a friend to call. When the phone rang a room away, I (stupidly) raced to answer it. Before I could tell my friend I’d...

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Psalm 121: The Best Kind of Help

Psalm 121: The Best Kind of Help

In one of my darker seasons, I attended a church with Stephen Ministers, laypeople trained to walk alongside those experiencing hard times. My Stephen Minister and I went for long walks often. I did most of the talking, and the summary of what I said, week after week,...

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