Areas of Specialty
Luke and Acts, Matthew, Early Christian Communities, Paul’s Letters, the New Testament World, Reading Scripture as a Spiritual Practice, the Holy Spirit in Scripture and Experience, Pastoral Ministry and Practices of Scripture
- “Church Community: Then and Now,” Adult Forum and worship, Salem Lutheran Church, St. Cloud, MN, October 20, 2019.
- “Exploring Year A: Matthew’s Gospel,” Fort Dodge Forum, Fort Dodge IA, November 14, 2019.
- Society of Biblical Literature Annual Conference, San Diego, CA, November 22-26, 2019.
- Bible Study, Wartburg Seminary Rural Ministry Conference, March 2–4, 2020.
- Green Lake Lutheran Ministries Pastors’ Family Camp, June 14-19, 2020.
- Lutheran Lakeside Pastors’ Family Camp, July 5-10, 2020
- “Rooted and Renewing: The Church’s Future in Light of its NT Past,” 2020 ELCA Rostered Leaders’ Gathering, Phoenix, AZ, July 20-23, 2020.
Regular Teaching Outside of Wartburg
- Western Iowa Synod Discipleship Academy (formerly Lay School), 2014-present
- EWALU Camp Staff Training, 2015-present
Past Presentations (a selection)
- “Bearing Distinctive Witness,” Midvale Community Lutheran church, Madison WI, September 2019.
- “Kingdom Reflections,” Western North Dakota Synod Assembly, June 2019.
- “One Bread, One Body,” SE Iowa Synod Assembly Bible Studies, May 2019.
- “Intro to Luke’s Gospel,” Western North Dakota GIFTS Event, Minot, Oct 8, 2018.
- “Listening for the Spirit in Acts,” Fortune Lake Lutheran Camp Family Camp, July-August, 2018.
- “Church for the Sake of the World (Acts 1:8),” Western Iowa Synod Assembly Bible Studies, June 2018.
- Bible Study, 2017 ELCA Rostered Leaders’ Gathering, Atlanta, August 2017.
- “Reading Acts as Church Together,” Outlaw Ranch Family Camp, July 2017.
- “Luther, Scripture, and the Reformation,” St. Paul Lutheran, Anamosa, IA, Sept 11, 2017.
- “Intro to Luke’s Gospel.” Midvale Community Lutheran Church, Madison, WI, January 2016.
- “How Lutherans Hear God’s Word in Scripture.” Atonement Lutheran Church, Overland Park, KS, January 2016.
- “Stirred by the Spirit, Walking Together, Engaging the World with Love.” East Central Synod of Wisconsin Leaders Gathering, Door County, October 2015.
- “Filled with Fire, Gifted to Grow, Sent by the Spirit.” Eastern North Dakota Synod Assembly Bible Study, April 2015.
- “A People of the Spirit.” Called Together in Mission Event (SE Iowa Synod), Cedar Rapids, IA. March 2015.
- “The Spirit Sends Us: Exploring Acts Together.” NW Ohio Synod Rostered Leaders’ Retreat, January 2015.
- “Acts and the Easter Season” Fort Dodge Pastors’ Forum, Fort Dodge, IA, March 2015.
- “The Beloved, Devoted, and Confused: The Disciples in the Four Gospels.” AR-OK Synod Rostered Leaders’ Theological Conference, September 2014.
- “Revisiting the Book of Acts Together.” Lutheran Academy of the Rockies Lecture Series, Meeker Park Lodge, Colorado, June–July, 2014.
- Wartburg Seminary Rural Ministry Conference Bible Study, Dubuque, IA, March 2014.