Professor of World Christianity/NAME Studies and Director of the Islamic Studies Program
Ph.D., Dallas Theological Seminary, 1998
Dissertation: "Ishmael in Biblical History"
Th.M., Dallas Theological Seminary, 1994
Postgraduate research in Human Microbiology, University of Montpellier, France, 1981-1982
M.S. (Human Microbiology), University of Aix-Marseille, France, 1981
M.S. (Natural Sciences), Lebanese University, Lebanon, 1980
Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary, Fort Worth, Texas
Professor of World Christianity/NAME Studies, 2013-Present
Associate Professor of Missions, 2004-2013
Director of Islamic Studies Program, 2009-Present
Assistant Dean, 2005-2009
Courses offered: Arabs/Ishmael and Biblical History, Introduction to Missiology, Islamic History, Culture and Philosophy, Christian Inquiry to Islamic Faith and Practice, Pre-Islamic Christianity in the Middle East, Beginning Arabic I, Beginning Arabic II
Instituto Iberoamericano de Estudios Transculturales (IIBET), Malago/Spain, 2009-Present
“Missions in the Context of Violence in the Middle East,” in Missions in Contexts of Violence, Evangelical Missiological Society Series no. 15, edited by Keith E. Eitel (Pasadena, CA: William Carey Library Publishers, 2007).
Arabs in the Shadow of Israel: The Unfolding of God's Prophetic Plan for Ishmael's Line, Kregel Publications, 2003.
Nash’at al-’aalam wal-bashariyyah: qiraa’ah mu’aasirah lisifr al-takwîn (trans, Origin of the World and Humanity: A Modern Reading of the Book of Genesis). Beirut: Dar el-Jeel, 2001. Contributor.
"Were the Magi from Persia or Arabia?" Bibliotheca Sacra, 156 (Oct-Dec., 1999), 423-42.
American Academy of Religion
Evangelical Theological Society
Society of Biblical Literature
Church Membership: Travis Avenue Baptist Church
Interests: Speaking on the topic of Arabs in Biblical History, worldwide Bible preaching and conferences, Christian-Muslim relationships and interaction
Languages: Arabic, French, English, Hebrew, Greek, and German
Ph.D., Dallas Theological Seminary, 1998, Dissertation: "Ishmael in Biblical History"; Th.M., Dallas Theological Seminary, 1994;
Postgraduate research in Human Microbiology, University of Montpellier, France, 1981-1982; M.S. (Human Microbiology), University of Aix-Marseille, France, 1981; M.S. (Natural Sciences), Lebanese University, Lebanon, 1980