Ph.D., New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary (2012); Dissertation: "Postcanonical Doctrinal Development as Hermeneutical Phenomenon"
Th.M., New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary (2009)
M.Div., New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary (2008)
B.A., Williams Baptist College (2005)
Assistant Professor of Theology and Culture, New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary (2010-Present)
Philosophy of Religion
Associate Pastor, Ames Blvd. Baptist Church (2011-Present)
Deacon, Calvary Baptist Church (2010-2011)
Interim Pastor, Bowman Baptist Church (2005-2006)
Collegiate Ministry Intern, Walnut Street Baptist Church Jonesboro, AR (2002-2005)
Ordained, Walnut Street Baptist Church, Jonesboro, AR (2006)
Licensed, Walnut Street Baptist Church, Jonesboro, AR (2002)
In Defense of Doctrine: Evangelicalism, Theology, and Scripture. Fortress Press, 2015.
Presenter, "The Role of Abductive Reasoning in Theological Method," Evangelical Theological Society National Meeting, Baltimore, November 17, 2015.
Presenter, "Epistemic Disagreement and Biblical Interpretation," Evangelical Theological Society National Meeting, Baltimore, November 17, 2015.
Presenter, "Where Does Inerrancy Fit in the 'Doctrinal Triage'? Bibliology, Ecclesiology, and Doctrinal Taxonomy," Evangelical Theological Society National Meeting, Baltimore, November 20, 2013.
Presenter (with Dr. Jeffrey B. Riley), “Is Overpopulation a Christian Concern? ‘Be Fruitful and Multiply’ in Redemptive-Movement and Theodramatic Perspectives,” Evangelical Theological Society National Meeting, Milwaukee, November 14, 2012
Presenter, "Evangelicals and Gadamerian Hermeneutics: Promises and Perils," Evangelical Theological Society National Meeting, San Francisco, November 16, 2011
Panel Speaker, "How Do Culture and Practical Theology Interact?" National Youth Workers Conference, Atlanta, November 20, 2011
Panel Speaker, "What Does it Mean to Be a Person?" National Youth Workers Conference, Atlanta, November 19, 2011
Panel Respondent to J. Matthew Pinson, "Thomas Grantham's Theology of the Atonement and Justification," Baptist Center for Theology and Ministry Special Event, February 25, 2011
Presenter, “Pulp Gospels and Pop Theology: Assessing Christology and Popular Piety in Second- and Third-Century Apocryphal Gospel Traditions,” Southwest Regional Meeting of the Evangelical Theological Society, February 26, 2010
Presenter, "Apocryphal Gospel Traditions," Institute of Christian Apologetics, January 2010
Presenter, “Get Real, Professor Hick: Evaluating the ‘Critical Realism’ of John Hick,” Evangelical Theological Society National Meeting, New Orleans, November 20, 2009
Presenter, “‘Through Whom He also made the Aeons and Everything’: Uncovering Arius’s Anthropocentric Cosmology,” Special Event, Evangelical Philosophical Society, New Orleans, March 27, 2009
“The Me Delusion: Lessons Learned from Heretics,” chapel address, New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary, April 23, 2008
“Is there a Value in a Christian Liberal Arts Education?” Arkansas Baptist State Convention Annual Meeting, November 1, 2005
Roles of Service
Director, Defend the Faith Apologetics conferences, 2014-Present