Professor of New Testament
Ph.D., Vanderbilt University; M.Div., Interdenominational Theological Center; B.A., University of Alabama
Gospel of Luke, Gospel of Mark, 1 Thessalonians
African American biblical hermeneutics, cultural studies
:: “Commentaries and Reflections on First and Second Thessalonians.” The New Interpreter’s Bible Commentary (2000).
:: Comfort One Another: Reconstructing the Rhetoric and Audience of 1 Thessalonians (Westminster John Knox, 1995).
:: Numerous articles on the Gospel of Luke, the Gospel of Mark, the Book of Acts, African American biblical hermeneutics, and Cultural Studies.
:: Co-editor, “Slavery, Text and Interpretation,” Semeia (1988).
:: Presently finishing a co-authored Introduction to the New Testament (Westminster John Knox) and a major work on African American biblical hermeneutics (Routledge Press).
A New Testament editor for The New Interpreter's Annotated Study Bible; ordained minister, National Baptist Church, USA, Inc.