When I’m not at ZLO, I’m probably working at my job at Lexham Press, part of Faithlife Corporation. Faithlife makes Logos Bible Software and other digital tools to serve the Church, but we also publish books and magazines in print. I’m an academic editor, and my projects tend to be large Bible reference projects that I hope help people understand the Bible better. One of the major projects I’m heavily involved in is the Lexham Geographic Commentary series. The two New Testament volumes are out, and we’re working on three Old Testament volumes. The volume on the Gospels won Christianity Today’s book of the year award for Biblical Studies for 2019. One of the most recent large projects I completed is the Lexham Context Commentary: New Testament, a commentary that helps you read Scripture carefully in context.
Between preparing for classes at ZLO and keeping on top of these editing projects, I don’t get a lot of time for my own scholarly research and writing (I have a PhD in Biblical Hebrew/Old Testament), but I did present a paper last November at the Annual Meeting of the Society of Biblical Literature. The paper was on the many senses that the Hebrew word for “face” can have in the Old Testament and how we see those senses in the Psalms.
I also keep busy by supporting my daughters in their activities. Emma and Abby are involved with band, choir, and drama at Squalicum High School, and Lizzie plays volleyball at the Boys & Girls Club. So we’ve often been busy with getting them to practices or rehearsals and attending games or performances. In fact, the latest play the girls are involved in at Squalicum opens Feb 27 (Feb 27, 28, 29; Mar 5, 6, and 7 at 7 pm; Mar 1 and 8 at 2 pm).
Ever wonder what our teachers do when they’re not at school? We know that our students have diverse interests and talents. They act, bike, camp, build and create, but how about the staff? Well, they’re just as active outside the classroom. Each month, we’ll feature a different staff member who stays busy in ways other than teaching. We love our ZLO students and staff members’ unique contributions to God’s world!