My research focuses on textual criticism, the New Testament Gospels, Mary Magdalene, and the Nag Hammadi corpus. I regularly present my work at universities, conferences, and churches.

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Next Presentations:


Sunday, August 28 

"Introduction to New Testament Textual Criticism"

Sunday, September 4 

"Was Martha Added to the Gospel of John?"

Sunday, September 11 

"Was Mary Magdalene's role altered in John 20?"


All presentations in Duke Divinity School (Durham, NC)

Westbrook 0012, at 9:45 AM

Upcoming Conferences:

Tuesday, November 22nd at 9:30 AM

"Story-Changing as an Editorial Tendenz in Early Gospel Manuscripts"

Society of Biblical Literature Annual Meeting

Colorado Convention Center

Denver, CO

Wednesday, January 18th at 10:00 AM

"Mary in Second-Century Apocrypha: Responding to an Alternate Text of John?"

Fellows' Brunch at the Beyond Canon Centre

Universität Regensburg


Peer-Reviewed Publications

"'Rabbouni,' which means Lord: Narrative Variants in John 20:16" (co-write with Brandon Simonson) 

TC: A Journal of Biblical Textual Criticism 26 (2021)

"The Meaning of 'Magdalene': A Review of Literary Evidence"

(co-write with Joan Taylor)

Journal of Biblical Literature 140:4 (2021)