We’re Moving from Seattle to Philly…

My time at Seattle Pacific University has come to an end. I will be teaching in the fall at Eastern University (PA) as a Visiting Assistant Professor of Biblical Studies (New Testament).

The folks at Eastern have been exceptionally warm and welcoming throughout the hiring process. I very rarely refer to something as “providential,” but this seems to me to be that kind of thing!

A special “thank you” goes out to Steve Boyer (Theology), Eric Flett (Theology), and Dr. Doriani (Dean). I especially look forward to working alongside Bible faculty like Joe Modica, Dwight Peterson, Ray Van Leeuwen, and Pete Enns. Kenton Sparks is the interm Provost – he was instrumental in hiring me, so thanks Kent!

I have heard many, many wonderful things about Eastern from a number of people and I especially appreciate their “justice” focus. In fact, the “Justice Conference” will be in Philly in 2013!

In a few months, our family will make the 44+ hour drive from west coast to east. I can taste the cheese steaks now…