I believe that, as a church, where we came from truly matters to where we are going. Based on that conviction, this book explores questions about church and ministry today from the lens of the earliest NT church communities. Includes discussion questions and suggestions for application. Available November 2019 here from Fortress Press.
A great resource for 2019-2020 for preachers following the Revised Common Lectionary. I contributed over a dozen commentaries “from a scholar” on assigned Gospel readings. Available here from Fortress Press.
An eight-week, user-friendly study of Matthew’s Gospel, focused on key passages, geared toward application today, and enriched with creative ideas for making it stick. Available here from Fortress Press, both Leader’s Guide and Learner’s Guide.
“How Not to Fall for the Next Big Jesus Exposé,” Lutheran Forum 52.4 (Winter 2018): 45-50.
“Toxic Theology: A Pastoral Response to Bible Passages Often Used to Justify the Abuse of Children or Prevent Them from Seeking Care,” Currents in Theology and Mission 45.3 (2018): 56-60. Available here.
A discussion guide for facilitators and groups to engage the Reformation resource By Heart, a rich and visually engaging introduction to Martin Luther’s Small Catechism. Available here from Fortress Press.
Commentary selections on Luke 24, Acts 4 and 10, and Philippians published by Working Preacher. Available here.
“Finding and Forming Pastors the Pauline Way,” Lutheran Forum 49.4 (Winter 2015): 18-20.
“Acts for Lutherans,” Lutheran Forum 44.3 (2010): 13-15.
For a fuller list of my church & ministry projects and work, see my CV (curriculum vitae) here.