ds, professor of New Testament, joined the Lutheran School of
Theology at Chicago faculty in 1988. He previously was professor of
religion at Carthage College, Kenosha, Wis., where he was named teacher
of the year for 1973-74. He has written numerous articles, and is the
author of Mark as Story
and The Challenge of Diversity,
two well-known texts. In 2004, he published Reading Mark, Engaging the Gospel.
In 2005, he published From Every People and Nation: The Book of Revelation in Intercultural Perspective
a book that brings together many voices reading the Book of Revelation
from their place and mining its meaning for different social locations.
In 2007, he edited a collection of sermons from well-known
environmentalists in the faith community, Earth and Word: Classic Sermons on Saving the Planet
He is a passionate advocate for eco-justice and environmental ministry,
and coordinates both the environmental ministry emphasis and the
biblical studies emphasis. He is married to the Rev. Sandra Roberts.
They live in Racine, Wisconsin, where they raise two grandchildren.