B.A., Cedarville College (major: Bible)
Th.M., Dallas Theological Seminary (major: Old Testament)
Th.D., Dallas Theological Seminary (major: Old Testament)
Northern Michigan University, 1977 (major: Botany)
University of Rhode Island, Kinston, Deutsche Sommerschule am Atlantik, Summer 2007
Adjunct Instructor, Dallas Theological Seminary Lay Institute, Dallas, Texas, Fall 1985, Spring 1986, Spring 1991;
Baptist Bible Seminary, 1999-
Visiting Professor, Baptists for Israel Institute, Kibbutz Ha’on, Israel, January 2002.
Pastor, 6 years, Creston Baptist Church, Creston, Nebraska.
Evangelical Theological Society
American Schools of Oriental Research
“The Literary Unity of the Book of Numbers.” Th.D. Dissertation, Dallas Theological Seminary, 1991.
“A Review of Numbers by Eryl W. Davies.” Journal of the Evangelical Theological Society 41 (1998): 334-5.
“A Review of Numbers by Dennis T. Olson.” Journal of the Evangelical Theological Society 41 (1998): 335-6.
“Headcoverings in the Old Testament.” Journal of Ministry & Theology 4:2 (Fall 2000): 41-52.
“A Christian Perspective on the Harry Potter Phenomenon.” Journal of Ministry & Theology 5:1 (Spring 2001): 69-88.
“The Harry Potter Phenomenon: Playing with Fire.” Baptist Bulletin 66:8 (February 2001): 23-26.
“Jihad and Martyrdom in Islam.” Journal of Ministry & Theology 6:1 (Spring 2002):5-20.
“Legal and Biblical Issues in Pastoral Confidentiality.” Journal of Ministry & Theology 6:2 (Fall 2002):81-100.
“A Review of ‘What Remains of the Hebrew Bible? Its Text and Language in a Post-Modern Age.'” Journal of Ministry and Theology 7:1 (Spring 2003):128-129.
“Christian Marriages: Blight or Bliss?” (Paper presented in chapel as part of the Faculty Forum series at Baptist Bible Seminary, Clarks Summit PA, 1 May 2003).
“Why Be Concerned about Witchcraft?” (Paper presented in chapel as part of the Faculty Forum Series at Baptist Bible
Seminary, Clarks Summit PA, 15 November 2004).
“Pastoral Confidentiality.” Pending: Paraklesis, Spring 2006.
Rodney J. Decker and Alan D. Ingalls. “A Review of Grammatical Blueprint Bible by Raske.” Posted at
“Women and the Work of God in the Pentateuch.” The Journal of Ministry & Theology 12, no. 1 (2008): 46-65.
Review of Three Views on the New Testament Use of the Old Testament. The Journal of Ministry & Theology, 13, no. 1 (2009): 151-54.
Contributed to the revision of the Hebrew Lexicon for Broadman and Holman’s new The HCSB Exhaustive Concordance of the Bible with Strong’s Lexicon.
Review of Greatness, Grace & Glory: Carta’s Atlas of Biblical Biography. Journal of the Evangelical Theological Society, 52 (2009): 834-5.
“My Quiet Space: Practicing Silence and Solitude in the Midst of Ministry.” Paraklesis (Spring 2010): 1, 6.