Associate Professor, New Testament and English Literature
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Present: Providence University College, Faculty
Eden's Other Residents: The Bible and Animals (Wipf & Stock/Cascade)
The Gospel According to Bob Dylan: The Old, Old Story for Modern Times. Louisville: Westminster John Knox Press, 2011.
Gods and Guitars: Seeking the Sacred in Post-1960s Popular Music. Waco: Baylor University Press, 2009.
Tangled Up in the Bible: Bob Dylan and Scripture. New York: Continuum, 2004.
The Significance of Parallels Between 2 Peter and Other Early Christian Literature. Academia Biblica 10. Atlanta: Society of Biblical Literature / Leiden: Brill, 2002.
With Mary Ann Beavis. Dictionary of the Bible and Western Culture. Sheffield: Sheffield Phoenix Press, 2012.
Call Me the Seeker: Listening to Religion in Popular Music. New York: Continuum, 2005.
Recent Journal Articles/Book Chapters
"Raging Against the Machine: Tom Morello's Nightwatchman Persona and the Sound of Apocalypse-Inspired Schadenfreude." In Anthems of Apocalypse: Popular Music and Apocalyptic Thought. Ed. Christopher Partridge. 43-54. Sheffield: Sheffield Phoenix Press, 2012.
"Bob Dylan's Bible." In The Oxford Handbook of Reception History of the Bible. Ed. Michael Lieb, Emma Mason, Christopher Rowland, and Jonathan Roberts. 355-68. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2011.
"The Living Word Among the Living Dead: Hunting for Zombies in the Pages of the Bible." In Zombies Are Us: Essays on the Humanity of the Walking Dead. Ed. Christopher M. Moreman and Cory James Rushton. 87-99. Jefferson, NC: McFarland, 2011.
“The Far Side of Religion: Notes on the Prophet Gary Larson.” Direction 39.2 (2010): 220-33.
“Some Novel Remarks about Popular Culture and Religion: Salman Rushdie and the Adaptation of Sacred Texts.” In The Bible in/and Popular Culture: A Creative Encounter. Semeia Studies. Ed. Philip Culbertson and Elaine Wainwright. 13-25. Atlanta: Society of Biblical Literature, 2010.
"Death Is Not the End: Artistic Collaboration and a Musical Resurrection in Bob Dylan's Chronicles." Montague Street: The Art of Bob Dylan 1 (2009): 24-31.
"Teaching Biblical Hermeneutics Through Salman Rushdie's Haroun and the Sea of Stories." Teaching Theology and Religion 12.2 (2009): 151-61.
"Arcade Fire's Parodic Bible." Journal of Religion and Popular Culture 20 (2009): [www.usask.ca/relst/jrpc].
"Going Back to the Prairies: Neil Young's Heterotopia in the Post-9/11 World." In West of Eden: Essays on Canadian Prairie Literature. Ed. Sue Sorensen. 205-18. Winnipeg: CMU Press, 2008.
"Confronting Colonial Religion and the Anxiety of Influence in Louise Bernice Halfe's Blue Marrow." In Feminist Theology with a Canadian Accent: Canadian Perspectives on Contextual Feminist Theology. Ed. Mary Ann Beavis, with Elaine Guillemin and Barbara Pell. 371-91. Ottawa: Novalis, 2008.
"'Wipe the Dust Off Your Feet': Glimpses of the Rejected Missionary in Literary Representations of Late Eighteenth-Century North America." Transformation 25.4 (2008): 195-206.
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