I’m a Bible history and language nerd. No shame.                              And I live in Portland. Also no shame.


I'm a professor of biblical studies at Western Seminary and a creative writer for The Bible Project, a non-profit studio that creates animated short films that explore the grand narrative and theological themes of all the biblical books.

I also served as a teaching pastor at Door of Hope church and Blackhawk Church, where I got to introduce people to the compelling story of Jesus and his kingdom. 

On this site I’ve collected a bunch of my sermons, teachings, and creative projects from the last few years. I hope you find them interesting and helpful! 



I was a teaching pastor for seven years at Door of Hope and Blackhawk church. 


I teach Biblical studies at Western Seminary and other venues.


The Bible Project

I co-founded a creative design studio that's producing short animated videos that explore the theological themes and design of all the books of the Bible. Oh, and we have a podcast!


Recent Events

Here's 5 hours (!!) of lectures exploring the literary design and theological themes of the Gospel of John with pastors from all over the greater Seattle area [March 14, 2018]

In our first lecture in the Year of Biblical Literacy lecture series, Tim Mackie, a Hebrew Bible Scholar and co-founder of The Bible Project, spoke on "The Making of the Bible." He focused on on how the canonized text we call the Bible became the Bible. Hosted by RealitySF on January 18th, 2016 at Dolores Park Church For mor information on the Year of Biblical Literacy, please visit www.bible.realitysf.com