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Chris Heard’s
Curriculum Vitae

Educational Background

Ph.D. in Religious Studies, Southern Methodist University, Dallas, Texas (2000); dissertation, “Dynamics of Diselection: Ambiguity and Ethnic Identity in Genesis 12-36,” directed by Danna Nolan Fewell (chair), David M. Gunn, and Jouette Bassler

M.A. in Old Testament Studies, Abilene Christian University, Abilene, Texas (1993); thesis, “Old Testament Poems for Vow Fulfillment: A Form-Critical and Theological Study,” directed by John Willis (chair), David Wallace, and André Resner

B.A. in Human Communication, Abilene Christian University, Abilene, Texas (1989); thesis, “Dogmatism, Self-Esteem and Religiosity among Freshmen at Abilene Chrsitian University,” directed by Joseph J. Cardot (chair), Ed Brown, and Paul Lakey; graduated summa cum laude and with University Honors

Academic Experience

Positions Held

Associate Professor of Religion, Pepperdine University, Malibu, California (2006–present; tenured 2009; Assistant Professor, 2003–2006)

Assistant Professor of Bible, Milligan College, Johnson City, Tennessee (1998–2003)

Adjunct Lecturer in Old Testament, Emmanuel School of Religion, Johnson City, Tennessee (2002)

Adjunct Instructor, Perkins School of Theology, Dallas, Texas (1997)

Visiting Instructor, Nairobi Great Commission School Extension Program, Meru, Kenya (1996)

Courses Taught

Pepperdine University

General Studies 199 First-Year Seminar: Faith and Reason
Hebrew 330–331 Elementary Hebrew I–II
Hebrew 520 Intermediate Hebrew I
Hebrew 599 Directed Study in Hebrew
Religion 101 The History and Religion of Israel
Religion 503 Old Testament Theology
Religion 504 The Pentateuch
Religion 505 Old Testament History
Religion 507 The Wisdom Literature

Milligan College

Bible 123 Old Testament Survey
Bible 124 New Testament Survey
Bible 211 Old Testament Images of God
Bible 301 The Prophets
Bible 304 Old Testament Historiography
Bible 351 The Pentateuch
Bible 352 Old Testament Devotional and Wisdom Literature
Bible 405 The Old Testament in the Church
Bible 432 Biblical Interpretation around the World
Bible 495 Seminar on the Book of Isaiah
Bible 495 War and Peace in the Old Testament
Christian Ministry 295 Planning and Leading Christian Worship
Hebrew 111-112 Elementary Biblical Hebrew I-II
Humanities 111 Humanities (Guest Lecturer)

Emmanuel School of Religion

Old Testament 6090 The Pentateuch: The Narratives of Genesis

Perkins School of Theology

Old Testament 7030 The Book of Genesis
Old Testament 7313 The Books of Daniel and Esther (with Danna Nolan Fewell)

Nairobi Great Commission School Extension Program

Devotional and Wisdom Literature of the Old Testament

University Service

Pepperdine University

Rank, Tenure, and Promotion Committee (2009–present)

Teaching and Learning Committee (2008–2010)

Ad Hoc Regents' Scholars Committee (2008–2009)

Ad Hoc General Education Assessment Committee (2006–present)

Seaver Academic Council (2005–2008)

Seaver College Academic Affairs Committee (2004–2008; chair, 2005–2008)

Panelist, Fall Faculty Conference plenary session (October 2006).

Panelist, Natural Science noon seminar series, sessions on faith and science (2005, 2006)

Discussion leader, Fall Faculty Conference breakout sessions (October 2005).

Milligan College

Bible Area Secretary (2000–2003)

Business Faculty Search Committee (2002–2003)

Chapel Committee (2000–2002)

Discipline Committee (Chair, 1999–2001)

Lilly Foundation Theological Exploration of Vocation Project Planning Team (2002–2003)

Library Committee (2001–2003)

Self-Study Editorial Committee (2000–2002)

Self-Study Library, Learning Resources, and Computer Support Resources Committee (Chair, 2000–2002)

Teaching, Learning, and Technology Roundtable (2000-present; chair 2002–2003)

Abilene Christian University

Visiting Committee for the Department of Bible, Missions, and Ministry (2002–2005)

Professional and Honorary Memberships

Catholic Biblical Association (member 2004–present)

National Association of Professors of Hebrew (member 2006–present)

International Society of Theta Phi (inducted 2002)

Society of Biblical Literature (member 1993–present)

National

Co-chair (with John Anderson) of Genesis Consultation (2011–present).

Pacific Coast Region

Member at Large, Executive Committee (Past President, 2010–2011; President 2009–2010; Vice-President, 2008–2009)

Chair, Hebrew Bible/Old Testament Section (2006–present)

Southeastern Region

Steering Committee, Hebrew Bible/Old Testament Section (2001–2003)

Honors, Awards, and Grants

Seaver College Sabbatical (Spring 2011)

Pepperdine University Faculty Innovation in Technology and Learning Grant (2009–2010)

Seaver Research Council Grant (monetary grant; 2009–2010)

Seaver Research Council release time grant (monetary grant in lieu of release time; 2009–2010)

Lela Armstrong Fellow in Religion, Pepperdine University (2004–2005, 2008–2009)

Howard A. White Award for Teaching Excellence (2007)

Seaver Fellow in Religion (2005–2006)

Award for Multi-Institutional Collaboration conferred by the Appalachian College Association at its annual Tech Summit, Johnson City, Tennessee (2002); recognized for participation in “Text and Context” project with David Howell (Ferrum College), Peggy Cowan (Maryville College), Bryan Pennington (Maryville College), and Vicki Phillips (West Virginia Wesleyan College)

Back-Translation Evaluator of the Year Award conferred by the World Bible Translation Center, Fort Worth, Texas (2000)

Schubert M. Ogden Fellowship for Academic Excellence in Theology conferred by the Steering Committee of the Graduate Program in Religious Studies, Southern Methodist University (1996–1997)

Society of Biblical Literature Regional Scholar Nominee from the Southwest Commission on Religious Studies (1996)

Graduate Program in Religious Studies Fellowship conferred by the Graduate Program in Religious Studies, Southern Methodist University (each academic year 1993–1998)

Graduate Fellowship Awards conferred by the Christian Scholarship Foundation of Midvale, Georgia (1994–1995 and 1996–1997)

Research and Scholarship

Books in Preparation

Genesis 1–21 through the Centuries and Genesis 22–50 through the Centuries. Blackwell Bible Commentaries. Volume 1 due to the editor September 1, 2012; volume 2 due March 15, 2105.

Books Published

Dynamics of Diselection: Ambiguity in Genesis 12-36 and Ethnic Boundaries in Post-Exilic Judah. Semeia Studies. Atlanta: Society of Biblical Literature, 2001.

Articles and Essays Published or in Press

“Animated Films.” Pp. 26–31 in Encyclopedia of Religion and Film. Ed. Eric Michael Mazur. Santa Barbara: ABC-CLIO/Greenwood, 2011.

“God.” Pp. 197–203 in Encyclopedia of Religion and Film. Ed. Eric Michael Mazur. Santa Barbara: ABC-CLIO/Greenwood, 2011.

“What Does the Mob Want Lot to Do in Genesis 19:9?” Hebrew Studies 51 (2010) 95–105.

“Penitent to a Fault: Reading David in Psalm 51.” Pp. 163–174 in The Fate of King David: The Past and Present of a Biblical Icon. Ed. Tod Linafelt, Claudia V. Camp, and Timothy Beal. London: Continuum, 2010.

“Genesis.” Pp. 107–142 in The Transforming Word: A One-Volume Commentary on the Bible. Ed. Mark W. Hamilton et al. Abilene: Abilene Christian University Press, 2009.

“Hector Avalos’s The End of Biblical Studies—An Alternative View.” Anduraru Special Edition 4 (2008) 11–18.

“Triangulating Responsibility: How and Why Abraham, Isaac, and Ishmael Offer and Refuse the Gift of Death, and to/from Whom.” Pp. 151–166 in Derrida's Bible: Reading a Page of Scripture with a Little Help from Derrida. Edited by Yvonne Sherwood. New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2004.

“The Scope of the Old Testament Canon.” Leaven 12 (2004) 11–19.

“Mixed Reviews: On (Not) Using the Stories of Genesis in Ministry to Children.” Leaven 11 (2003) 133–138.

Echoes of Genesis in 1 Chronicles 4:9–10: An Intertextual and Contextual Reading of Jabez’s Prayer.” Journal of Hebrew Scriptures 4.2 (2002).

“They’re Not Just Bad, They’re Stupid and Ugly, Too: The Depiction of Baal-Worshipers in Nest Entertainment’s Animated Stories from the Bible.” Pp. 89-103 in Culture, Entertainment, and the Bible. Edited by George Aichele. Sheffield: Sheffield Academic Press, 2000.

“Hearing the Children’s Cries: Commentary, Deconstruction, Ethics, and the Book of Habakkuk.” Semeia 77 (1997) 75–89.

Narrative Criticism and the Hebrew Scriptures: A Review and Assessment.” Restoration Quarterly 38 (1996) 29–43.

“The Dao of Qoheleth: An Intertextual Reading of the Book of Ecclesiastes and the Daode Jing.” Jian Dao 5 (1996) 65–93.

Presentations Scheduled

“Gone but Not Forgotten: Hagar and Ishmael in Western Creativity.” Annual Meeting of the Society of Biblical Literature, Chicago, Illinois, November 2012.

Presentations Given

“Genesis 1: Where We’ve Been, Where We're Going.” Annual Meeting of the Society of Biblical Literature, San Francisco, California, November 2011.

Panelist, “Review of The Seven Pillars of Creation: The Bible, Science, and the Ecology of Wonder by William P. Brown.” Christian Scholars Conference, Malibu, California, June 2011.

Respondent to “Genesis 1–3: The Ecological Efficacy of a Synchronic Reading” by Cambry Pardee. Christian Scholars Conference, Malibu, California, June 2011.

“Pepperdine Birds of a Feather: A Religion Professor Talks Sakai.” Sakai Conference, Los Angeles, California, June 2011.

“Babel-ing On: Reflection on Writing the Reception History of Genesis 1–11.” Annual Meeting of the Society of Biblical Literature, Atlanta, Georgia, November 2010.

“Paperless and Plugged In: Religion 101 for the 21st Century.” Sakai Conferene, Denver, Colorado, June 2010.

“Digitizing the Introductory Hebrew Bible Classroom.” BibleTech 2010, San Jose, California, March 2010.

“Babel-ing On: Reflection on Writing the Reception History of Genesis 11.” Presidential Address. Annual Meeting of the Society of Biblical Literature/Pacific Coast Region, Tempe, Arizona, March 2010.

“Drowning in Paint: The Deluge in Western Art.” Annual Meeting of the Society of Biblical Literature, New Orleans, Louisiana, November 2009.

“Creative Artistry: Genesis 1–2 Illustrated.” Annual Meeting of the Society of Biblical Literature/Pacific Coast Region, Santa Clara, California, March 2009.

“Decoded, Debated, Debunked: Reviewing The Exodus Decoded.” Annual Meeting of the Society of Biblical Literature, Boston, Massachusetts, November 2008.

“What Does the Mob Want Lot to Do in Genesis 19:9?” Annual Meeting of the Society of Biblical Literature, Washington, DC, November 2006.

“God in a Bind: The Dilemma of Divine Decrees in Dogma, the Bible, and Modern Theology.” Annual Meeting of the Society of Biblical Literature, Washington, DC, November 2006.

“Disciplinary Visions.” Pepperdine University Fall Faculty Conference, Pasadena, California, October 2006.

“Contesting the Test: Ghiberti, Brunelleschi, and Genesis 22.” Annual Meeting of the Society of Biblical Literature, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, November 2005.

“‘I Am Who I Am’: Inputs, Outcomes, and Theological Methodology in the Open Theism Debate.” Christian Scholars Conference, Malibu, California, July 2005.

“God in Her Wheelchair: How Garth Brooks and Kenny Rogers Expose Divine Powerlessness in the Book of Hosea.” Pepperdine University Fall Faculty Conference, Malibu, California, October 2004 and Annual Meeting of the Society of Biblical Literature, San Antonio, Texas, November 2004.

“When How Is What: The Semiotic Value of Tone of Voice in Biblical Speech.” Annual Meeting of the Society of Biblical Literature, Atlanta, Georgia, November 2003.

“God’s Elves: Intermediate Agents in Biblical Accounts of Divine Creative Activity.” Christian Scholars Conference, Lubbock, Texas, July 2003.

“Triangulating Responsibility: How and Why Abraham, Isaac, and Ishmael Offer and Refuse the Gift of Death, and to/from Whom.” “Other Testaments: Derrida and Religion” program within the Annual Meeting of the Society of Biblical Literature, Toronto, Ontario, November 2002.

“Preaching at Nonesuch Church: A Student-Centered, Skills-Oriented Approach to Canonically-Structured Courses.” Annual Meeting of the Southeastern Commission on Religious Studies, Atlanta, Georgia, March 2002.

“Please Asynchronize Your Watches: Why (Not) and How (Not) to Use Online Discussions in Local Courses.” Appalachian College Association Tech Summit IV, Johnson City, Tennessee, October 2001.

They’re Not Just Bad, They’re Stupid and Ugly, Too: The Depiction of Baal-Worshipers in Nest Entertainment’s Animated Stories from the Bible.” Annual Meeting of the Society of Biblical Literature, Orlando, Florida, November 1998.

“Penitent to a Fault: Psalm 51 in 2 Samuel 11–12.” Annual Meeting of the Society of Biblical Literature, San Francisco, California, November 1997.

“Damming by Feint Praise: The Construction of Women’s Worth in Proverbs 31.” Christian Scholars Conference, Abilene, Texas, July 1997.

“We Have a Lot to Talk About: Genesis 12–13 Read Otherwise.” Annual Meeting of the Southwest Commission on Religious Studies, Dallas, Texas, March 1997.

“Speak for Yourself: Constructions of Subjectivity in and after Numbers 22–24.” Annual Meeting of the Society of Biblical Literature, New Orleans, Louisiana, November 1996.

Opening the Text: The Bible as a Public Book.” Christian Scholars Conference, Nashville, Tennessee, July 1996.

How Sharper than a Serpent’s Tooth: Genesis 2-3 Read Otherwise.” Annual Meeting of the Southwest Commission on Religious Studies, Dallas, Texas, March 1996.

“Who Is My Other? A Performance of Obligation.” Annual Meeting of the Society of Biblical Literature, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, November 1995.

“Biblical Interpretation in a Post/modern Context.” Christian Scholars Conference, Lubbock, Texas, July 1995.

“In Response to The Postmodern Bible.” With John Havea and Jane Lancaster. Colloquy of the Graduate Program in Religious Studies, Southern Methodist University, Dallas, Texas, March 1995.

’I Hear, and Tremble’: The Book of Habakkuk and the Limits of Justice.” Annual Meeting of the Southwest Commission on Religious Studies, Dallas, Texas, March 1995.

“Genre Testing in the Psalms: Reading Psalm 22.” Annual Meeting of the Southwest Commission on Religious Studies, Dallas, Texas, March 1993.

Books Reviewed

Rabin, Elliott. Understanding the Hebrew Bible: A Reader's Guide. Jersey City: Ktav, 2006. Reviewed in The Bible and Critical Theory 4:3 (2008) 49.1–49.3.

Stewart, Robert B., ed. Intelligent Design: William A. Dembski and Michael Ruse in Dialogue. Minneapolis: Fortress Press, 2007. Reviewed in Review of Biblical Literature (2008).

Christianson, Eric. Ecclesiastes through the Centuries. Blackwell Bible Commentaries. London: Blackwell, 2007. Reviewed in The Bible and Critical Theory 4:1 (2008): 10.1–10.2.

Taylor, Marion Ann and Heather E. Weir. Let Her Speak for Herself: Nineteenth-Century Women Writing on Women in Genesis. Waco: Baylor University Press, 2006. Reviewed in The Bible and Critical Theory 3 (2007).

Knoppers, Gary N. I Chronicles 1–9: A New Translation with Introduction and Commentary and I Chronicles 10–29: A New Translation with Introduction and Commentary. Anchor Bible. New York: Doubleday, 2004. Reviewed in Lexington Theological Quarterly 41 (2006) 181–182.

Britt, Brian. Rewriting Moses: The Narrative Eclipse of the Text. London: T&T Clark, 2004. Reviewed in Interpretation 60 (2006) 343–344.

Enns, Peter. Inspiration and Incarnation: Evangelicals and the Problem of the Old Testament. Grand Rapids: Baker Academic, 2005. Restoration Quarterly 48 (2006) 119–120.

Gunn, David M. Judges through the Centuries. Blackwell Bible Commentaries; London: Blackwell, 2005. The Bible and Critical Theory 2 (2006).

Widmer, Donald. Moses, God, and the Dynamics of Intercessory Prayer. Forschungen zum Alten Testament 2. Reihe 8; Tübingen: Mohr Siebeck, 2004. Reviewed in Review of Biblical Literature (2005).

Batto, Bernard F. and Kathryn L. Roberts, eds. David and Zion: Biblical Studies in Honor of J. J. M. Roberts. Winona Lake: Eisenbrauns, 2004. Reviewed in Review of Biblical Literature (2005).

Ben Zvi, Ehud. Signs of Jonah: Reading and Rereading in Ancient Yehud. Sheffield: Sheffield Academic Press, 2003. Reviewed in Review of Biblical Literature (2004).

Kaltner, John. Inquiring of Joseph: Getting to Know a Biblical Character through the Qur'an. Interfaces. Collegeville: Liturgical/Michael Glazier, 2003. Reviewed in Review of Biblical Literature (2004).

Albertz, Rainer and Bob Becking, eds. Yahwism after the Exile: Perspectives on Israelite Religion in the Persian Era. Studies in Religion and Theology 5. Assen: Van Gorcum, 2003. Reviewed in the Journal of Hebrew Scriptures (2004).

Humphreys, W. Lee. The Character of God in Genesis: A Narrative Appraisal. Louisville: Westminster John Knox, 2002. Interpretation 57 (2003) 210.

Lim, Johnson T. K. Grace in the Midst of Judgment: Grappling with Genesis 1–11. Berlin: Walter de Gruyter, 2002. Reviewed in Review of Biblical Literature (2003).

Watts, James W., ed. Persia and Torah: The Theory of Imperial Authorization of the Pentateuch. Atlanta: Society of Biblical Literature, 2001. Reviewed in Review of Biblical Literature (2003) and Journal of Biblical Literature 122 (2003) 555.

Aageson, James W. In the Beginning: Critical Concepts for the Study of the Bible. Boulder: Westview Press, 2000. Reviewed in Review of Biblical Literature (2002).

Brenner, Athalya, ed. Exodus to Deuteronomy. A Feminist Companion to the Bible, Second Series. Sheffield: Sheffield Academic Press, 2000. Reviewed in Review of Biblical Literature (2002).

Gnuse, Robert K. The Old Testament and Process Theology. St. Louis: Chalice, 2000. Reviewed in Review of Biblical Literature (2002).

Penchansky, David. What Rough Beast? Images of God in the Hebrew Bible. Louisville: Westminster John Knox Press, 1999. Reviewed in Raphael 1.4 (2002).

Murphy, Roland E. Proverbs. Word Biblical Commentary. Nashville: Nelson, 1999. Reviewed in Stone-Campbell Journal 4 (2001) 137–138.

VanGemeren, Willem A., ed. A Guide to Old Testament Theology and Exegesis: The Introductory Articles from the New International Dictionary of Old Testament Theology and Exegesis. Grand Rapids: Zondervan, 1999. Reviewed in Stone-Campbell Journal 4 (2001) 135-136.

Anderson, Bernhard W. Contours of Old Testament Theology. Minneapolis: Fortress Press, 1999. Reviewed in Stone-Campbell Journal 3 (2000) 123–124.

Bartelt, Andrew H. Fundamental Biblical Hebrew. St. Louis: Concordia Academic Press, 2000. Reviewed in Review of Biblical Literature (2000).

Patte, Daniel. Ethics of Biblical Interpretation: A Reevaluation. Louisville: Westminster/John Knox Press, 1995. Reviwed in Restoration Quarterly 40 (1998) 146–147.

Consulting

Translation Consultant, World Bible Translation Center, Fort Worth, Texas (1997–present). Projects involve evaluating various translations of the Hebrew scriptures (using English as a lingua franca). Books evaluated include Genesis, Exodus, Leviticus, Numbers, 1–2 Samuel, 1–2 Kings, Isaiah, Jeremiah, Ezekiel, Hosea, Joel, Amos, Obadiah, Jonah, Micah, Nahum, Habakkuk, Zephaniah, Haggai, Proverbs, Song of Songs, Ruth, Esther, Ecclesiastes, Nehemiah, and 1–2 Chronicles.

Online Services

Editor and webmaster, iTanakh index to Hebrew Bible research materials on the world-wide web.

COMMUNITY SERVICE

Civic Service

American Youth Soccer Organization, Region 363 (coach, boys U10, 2007; coach, boys U5 and assistant coach, boys U12, 2008)

American Youth Soccer Organization, Region 4 (assistant coach, boys U10, 2007)

Church Service

Member, Conejo Valley Church of Christ, Thousand Oaks, California (2003–present). Taught adult auditorium class on the life of David (September–November 2011), New Testament uses of Habakkuk (September 2010) and Hosea (August 2010); combined adult class on Ecclesiasties 1–5 (August 2009); combined adult class on “The Lost Tomb of Jesus” (April 2007); several sessions on “Christianity and Culture: Science” (September–November 2007); combined adult class on Jeremiah 29 (August 2007); young adult class series, “What Is God’s Deal?” (June 2004).

Guest preacher at various churches in connection with Pepperdine University’s Christian Education Sunday program. Churches visited include: Hanford Church of Christ (Hanford, California, January 2010), Canyon View Church of Christ (San Diego, California, January 2005, 2009), Westside Church of Christ (Bakersfield, California, January 2006), and Fillmore Church of Christ (Fillmore, California, January 2004).

Guest preacher, Oak Grove Church of Christ (Pumpkin Center, Alabama, two Sundays in July 2010).

Guest teacher, Sunny Hills Church of Christ (Fullerton, California) for a two-lesson Sunday morning series, “ReThink Inspiration” (August 2010).

Guest teacher, Woodland Trace Church of Christ (Jasper, Alabama). Series taught include “Picture This: Reading the Bible with the World’s Great Artists” (three Wednesday evening lessons in July 2009) and “When Things Go Wrong” (three Wednesday evening lessons in July 2008).

Guest speaker, Canyon View Church of Christ (San Diego, California, May 2004) in a Wednesday evening series on parenting.

Member, Northeast Church of Christ, Kingsport, Tennessee (2001–2003). Occasional participant in public worship leadership. Taught adult-level Bible class addressing “questions you’ve asked about the Old Testament” (summer 2002).

Member, Central Church of Christ, Johnson City, Tennessee (1998–2001). Occasional participant in public worship. Classes taught on the book of Joshua (June–August 2000). College retreat speaker (October 2000).

Associate Minister for Special Projects, Preston Road Church of Christ, Dallas, Texas (August 1997–August 1998). Projects included teaching and preparing curriculum for adult Bible classes, teaching “equipping” classes for adult Bible class teachers, and developing internal and external publicity/congregational communication materials.

Parachurch Service

“The Book of Genesis in Western Culture.” Three-day class taught at the Pepperdine University Bible Lectures, May 2011.

“What’s New in the Old Testament? The Bible in the News.” One-day class taught at the Pepperdine University Bible Lectures, May 2008.

“God’s Favorites.” Two-day class taught at the Abilene Christian University Bible Lectureship, Abilene, Texas, September 2007.

“Creation Care in the Old Testament.” One-day class co-taught with Jim Cooke of Abilene Christian University and Jim Ball of the Evangelical Environmental Network. Abilene Christian University Bible Lectureship, Abilene, Texas, September 2006.

“Congregational Singing in the Spirit of Pentecost.” Lecture for the Lita Witt Music Foundation, Dallas, Texas, May 2004.

Lecturer and Leaven Symposium panelist, Pepperdine University Bible Lectures (April–May 2003). Lecture topic: Genesis 19. Leaven Symposium topic: the book of Genesis in minstry to children.

Teacher, A Church that Connects V, Tulsa, Oklahoma (September 1997). “Generation Xegesis: Leading Younger Adults in Bible Study.”

“The Conflict of Faith and Experience in the Old Testament. (1) The Psalmists’ Responses. (2) The Sages’ Responses. (3) The Seers’ Responses.” Three-day class taught at the Abilene Christian University Bible Lectureship, Abilene, Texas (February 1997).

Media Appearances

Higgaion weblog (2005–present). Occasional postings on topics related to biblical studies, religious news, issues of faith and science, reviews of books on religion and biblical studies, and other matters of interest to a wide readership. Series reviewing The Exodus Decoded (Associated Producers, 2006) has been assigned as required reading for college and seminary courses.

Interviewed for Unlocking Ancient Secrets of the Bible, a documentary produced by Associated Television (Los Angeles, California; interviewed in 2005; DVD published in 2007). [Note: The film's producers juxtaposed interview segments from various individuals without providing adequate notice that the individuals interviewed disagree with one another on fundamental matters of biblical interpretation.]

Cited in Abilene Reporter-News coverage of the environmentalism panel at the Abilene Christian University Bible Lectureship (Abilene, Texas, 2006).

Interviewed for “The Heroes of the Poseidon,” a featurette on disc 2 of The Poseidon Adventure Special Edition, produced by Creative Designs for 20th Century Fox (Hollywood, California; interviewed in 2005; DVD published in 2006).

Interviewed for an episode of “The Evidence,” produced by Faith for Today Television (Thousand Oaks, California; interviewed in June 2005; air date October 24, 2005).

Interviewed for a segment on the WJHL (channel 11) evening news on the topic of Today’s New International Version of the Bible (Johnson City, Tennessee, 2003).