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Assistant Professor of New Testament Literature and Language
Western Seminary

PhD in Theology and Religious Studies, University of Cambridge DMin in Asian American Ministry, Talbot School of Theology ThM in Bible Exposition, Talbot School of Theology MDiv in Pastoral Ministry, Talbot School of Theology BA in Communication Studies, Boston College Areas of research: Epistle of James, New Testament Greek, Socio-Cultural Interpretation, Asian American Studies, Asian American Ministry Publications: The Hodder Bible Commentary: James (under contract with Hodder & Stoughton) Editor, Guided Annotating Greek New Testament (under contract with Crossway) Editor, Faithful Ministry Through Chinese Churches in America: Honoring the Legacy of the Fellowship of American Chinese Evangelicals, (Urban Loft Publishers, expected 2023) “James,” (expected 2023) in The New Testament in Color: A Multiethnic Commentary, Esau McCaulley, ed. (IVP Academic) Eschatological Approval: The Structure and Unifying Motif in James, 2022 (Sheffield Phoenix Press) in the New Testament Monographs series, ed. David A. Clines “The Letter of James,” 2022 in An Asian Introduction to the New Testament, Johnson Thomaskutty, ed. (Fortress Press) James: An Honor-Shame Paraphrase, 2018 in the Honor-Shame Paraphrase Series, ed. Jayson Georges (Timē Press) Journal Articles: “East Asian and Asian American Reflections on James” Journal for Baptist Theology and Ministry (accepted for publication) “’The Refining of Your Faith?’ Metallurgic Testing Imagery in James” Bulletin for Biblical Research 32.2 (July 2022): 182–201. “I Call You Friends: Jesus as Patron in John 15” Themelios 46.1 (April 2021): 55-69. “Addressing the Stigma Associated with Seeking Help for Mental Health Among Asian Americans” with Judith K. TenElshof. The Journal of Psychology and Christianity 39.2 (2020): 125-133. “The Role of Semitic Catchwords in Interpreting the Epistle of James” Tyndale Bulletin 70.2 (2019): 245-267. “Finally Belonging: The Reception of the Parable of the Prodigal Son Among Asian Americans” The Journal of the Asian American Theological Forum 6.2 (November 2019). “The Widening Circle: Honour, Shame, and Collectivism in the Parable of the Prodigal Son” Expository Times 130.5 (February 2019): 193-201. “The Antioch Assumption: Did Jews and Gentiles Actually Worship Together in Antioch?” Evangelical Review of Theology 42, (July 2018): 268–279.

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