the Old Testament, the New Testament, early Christianity,
Latin, and biblical Greek as part of his university curriculum.
- Has been engaged
in public Christian ministry -- Bible-based Christian services and
teaching -- since university years. This has included local church
and community ministry, campus ministry, big brother ministry, homeless
and other inner-city ministry, prison ministry, refugee camp ministry,
military base ministry, and nursing as a ministry. These ministries
have involved working with others in quite a few different languages
and in wide variety of cultural settings.
written articles appearing in Christian magazines on subjects relating
to the practice of Christianity in difficult real-life circumstances.
appeared on both TV and radio to discuss the practice of Christianity.
and managed a biblical studies bookstore, which specialized in the
evaluation and sale of seminary-level research materials on the
Bible and early Christian history.
progressively acquired a substantial biblical research library,
well exceeding 1500 books plus Bible research software libraries
that include hundreds of additional titles. These books include
many of the most highly respected and definitive biblical resources
in English, Hebrew, and Greek, and they represent the works of the
leading Bible scholars in the world from many denominations. Part
of that personal library is listed in the BibleTexts.com bibliography
the initial justification and proof-of-concept for a major biblical
research software package, and later helped to test it.
served as the sole contributor, editor, and webmaster for BibleTexts.com
maintained warm fellowship and collegial contact with international
Bible scholars and theologians of many denominations, through courses,
Internet forums, phone contacts, and personal correspondence and
traveling professionally for two years on five continents, took
the opportunity to meet and worship with fellow-Christians in countries
such as China, Singapore, Australia, Brazil, Venezuela, Canada,
England, Belgium, and the Netherlands.