I live as a writer in Washougal, Washington. I am the President of BiblicalTraining.org, a non-profit organization offering world-class educational resources for discipleship in the local church. I run Teknia.com, a site committed to helping people learn biblical Greek. And I author a series of blogs on this site.
Formerly I was a preaching pastor at a church in Spokane, WA, and prior to that a professor of New Testament and director of the Greek Program at Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary. I also taught at Azusa Pacific University for ten years. I am the author of the bestselling Greek textbook, Basics of Biblical Greek, and many other resources. I was the New Testament chair of the English Standard Version translation of the Bible, and am serving on the NIV translation committee. Robin and I have been married since 1983 and have three children.
Ph.D. 1981, in New Testament. Aberdeen University, Aberdeen, Scotland.
M.A. 1977, in Biblical Studies. Fuller Theological Seminary, Pasadena, California.
B.A. 1975, in Biblical Studies, minor in Greek. Bethel College, St. Paul, Minnesota; Western Kentucky University, Bowling Green, Kentucky, 1971-74.
Interview with Zondervan on YouTube
Zondervan did a series of interviews with me and put them up on YouTube. This one is about the books that have influenced me the most (click here).