Papers Presented/ Forthcoming Papers

2013

“Late Antique Oxyrhynchus and Christianity: IV–VII Centuries” Annual Meeting of the Society of Biblical Literature, Papyrology and Early Christian Backgrounds Section November 2013, Baltimore

“Two Christian Papyri in the Michigan Collection: A Doxology and a Fragment from the Didascalia CCCXVIII Patrum Nicaenorum” Twenty-Seventh Congress of Papyrology August 2013, Warsaw, Poland

“Luke 22:43–44: An Anti-Docetic Interpolation or an Apologetic Omission?” Annual Meeting of the Canadian Society of Biblical Studies, June 2013, Victoria Canada

“What has Palmyra to do with Jerusalem?  Joseph Smith and the Writings of Flavius Josephus” Church History Symposium, March 2013, Brigham Young University

“Some Unpublished Coptic New Testament Fragments at Brigham Young University” Sixth Annual Symposium of Coptic Studies, February 2013, University of Calgary (with Thomas Wayment)

2012

“Joseph Smith and the Writings of Josephus” Annual Meeting of the Mormon Historical Association, June 2012, Calgary Alberta

“The Medium and the Message: Some Observations on Epistolary Communication in Antiquity from the Papyri” Annual Meeting of the Canadian Society of Biblical Studies, Information Technologies in Antiquity Section, May 2012, Waterloo Ontario

“The Council of Nicea (A.D. 325): A Reexamination of the Council, Creed, and Canons” Exploring Mormon Conceptions of the Apostasy (Conference), March 2012, Provo Utah

“Luke 22:43–44: An Anti-Docetic Interpolation or an Apologetic Omission?” Regional Meeting of the Society of Biblical Literature, March 2012, Provo Utah

 2011

“Some Unpublished Coptic New Testament Fragments at Brigham Young University” Annual Meeting of the Society of Biblical Literature, Christianity in Egypt: Scripture, Tradition, and Reception Section , November 2011, San Francisco (with Thomas Wayment)

“Documents Relating to Egyptian Monasticism in the BYU Collection:  Ostraca from the Monastery of Apa Apollo and a 10th Century Coptic Homily” Regional Meeting of the Society of Biblical Literature, March 2011, Denver Colorado

2010

“Methodological Considerations in the Identification of Christian and Manichaean Letters” Annual Meeting of the Society of Biblical Literature, Papyrology and Early Christian Backgrounds Section, November 2010, Atlanta Georgia

“Bits, Scraps, and Pieces: A Sondage of the BYU Papyri, Parchments, and Ostraca in the Harold B. Lee Library” Kennedy Center Lecture, October 2010, Brigham Young University

“Is PSI IV 311 Early Evidence for Arianism at Oxyrhynchus?” 26th Congress of Papyrology, August 2010, Geneva Switzerland

2009

“Counting Christians:  Onomastic Considerations and the Christianization of Fourth-Century Egypt” Annual Meeting of the Society of Biblical Literature, Papyrology and Early Christian Backgrounds Section, November 2009, New Orleans Louisiana

“Onomastic Considerations and the Christianization of Fourth-Century Egypt” Annual Meeting of the Canadian Society of Patristic Studies, Being Christian in Egypt Section, May 2009, Carleton University, Ottawa

“Writing Christian:  Some Observations on the Identification of Early Christian Letters in Egypt” Kennedy Center Lecture, March 2009, Brigham Young University

 2008

“Is P.Oxy. 3057 the Earliest Christian Letter?” Annual Meeting of the Society of Biblical Literature, Papyrology and Early Christian Backgrounds Section, November 2008, Boston Massachusetts

2007

“Christian Epistolarity:  Some Observations on the Identification of Christian Papyrus Letters from Oxyrhynchus” Toronto School of Theology Biblical Seminar, October 2007, Toronto School of Theology

“Christians on the Move:  Travel and Social-Networking in Late Antique Oxyrhynchus” Annual Meeting of the Canadian Society of Biblical Studies, Travel and Religion in Antiquity Seminar, May 2007, University of Saskatchewan

2006

Scriptural Allusions and Reminiscences in Private Christian Letters from Oxyrhynchus” Annual Meeting of the Society of Biblical Literature, Papyrology and Early Christian Backgrounds Section, November 2006, Washington D.C.

“Scribes and Ancient Letters:  Implications for the Pauline Epistles” The Thirty-Fifth Annual Sidney B. Sperry Symposium: The Writing and Compilation of the New Testament, October 2006, Brigham Young University

“Social Banditry?  Galilean Banditry from Herod the Great until the Outbreak of the First Jewish Revolt against Rome” Toronto School of Theology Biblical Seminar, February 2006, Toronto School of Theology

2005

“A Jew in Celsus’ True Doctrine?” Presented paper as recipient of the Jeremias Award for top graduate essay in New Testament and Early Christian Studies at the Annual Meeting of the Canadian Society of Biblical Studies, May 2005, University of Western Ontario

“Beware of the Bandits!  The Perils of Land Travel in the Roman Empire” Annual Meeting of the Canadian Society of Biblical Studies, Travel and Religion in Antiquity Seminar, May 2005, University of Western Ontario

2004

 “A Jew in Celsus’ True Doctrine?” Annual Meeting of the Society of Biblical Literature, Early Jewish-Christian Relations Section, November 2004, San Antonio Texas

 2003

“Religious and Civil Identities at Roman Carthage” Annual Meeting of the Canadian Society of Biblical Studies, Religious Rivalries Seminar, May 2003, Dalhousie University (With Wayne McCready)

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