Academic Work

Below, you’ll find my publications and academic presentations.

For a PDF version of my CV, please select the download link below:

Christensen-CV-web.pdf 

Publications

“Roman Citizenship as a Climactic Narrative Element: Paul’s Roman Citizenship in Acts 16 and 22 Compared with Cicero’s Against Verres.” Conversations with the Biblical World 38 (2018): 55–75

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Presentations

“Receiving Power, Trading Authority: Differentiating the Transactional Capabilities of δύναμις and ἐξουσία in Acts.” Pacific Northwest Region AAR Annual Meeting. Pacific Lutheran University. Tacoma, WA (May 2024)

“As We Were Saying: Interrupted Speech and the Characterization of Stephen and Paul in Acts 7 and 13.” Society of Biblical Literature Annual Meeting, Book of Acts Program Unit. San Antonio, TX (November 2023)

“Rhetorical Rearrangement: The Centurion at Capernaum and the Representation of Authority and Faith in Matt 8:5–13.” Pacific Northwest Region AAR Annual Meeting. George Fox University. Newberg, OR (May 2023)

“Narrative Rhetoric and Interruption as a Connecting Force in Stephen’s Speech and Paul’s Speech at Pisidian Antioch, Acts 7 and 13.” Fuller Bible Colloquy, Fuller Theological Seminary. Pasadena, CA (May 2023)

“The Centurion at Capernaum: Authority, Faith, and Rearrangement in the Kingdom, Matt 8:5–13.” Pacific Northwest Region SBL Annual Meeting. All Virtual Conference (May 2022)

“Gospel Interpretation and the Digital Humanities: Exegeting the Healing of the Paralytic Using a Digital Synopsis.” New Testament Colloquy, Fuller Theological Seminary. Pasadena, CA (May 2021)

“The Application of Word-Based Statistical Models in Synoptic Studies, Going Beyond the Synoptic Problem.” Pacific Northwest Region SBL Annual Meeting. All Virtual Conference Hosted by St. Joseph’s College, the University of Alberta (May 2021)

Response to Jonathan Wegner’s “Jesus as Samaritan.” Early Christian Studies Workshop, University of Chicago. Chicago, IL (October 2019)

“Roman Citizenship as a Climactic Narrative Element: Paul’s Roman Citizenship in Acts 16 and 22 Compared with Cicero’s Against Verres.” Pacific Northwest Region SBL Annual Meeting. Pacific Lutheran University. Tacoma, WA (May 2018)

“College and Career Age Ministry.” Inland Northwest Awana Ministry Conference. Spokane, WA (October 2016)

“The Environmental Impact of Sugar Cultivation on Cyprus during the Crusades, 1100–1350.” Guest Lecturer, Eastern Washington University. Cheney, WA (May 2015) 

“Alien Apostle: Luke’s Literary Purpose behind Paul’s Roman Citizenship.” Phi Alpha Theta Northwest Regional Student Conference. Chelan, WA (April 2015)