Raised by two lay minister-scientists in Midland, Michigan, Joe strives to find meaning in a life of service. Joe is always seeking to best utilize his talents in helping others. Joe graduated from Bethany Theological Seminary in 2010 with a MDiv. Joe previously served as Co-pastor of West Elkton Friends with his wife Leigh. He is a mystic and a dreamer with interests ranging from meditation to science fiction and fantasy to politics. Joe approaches the Bible from a historical critical perspective and finds great insight in historical Jesus scholarship.
- Misquoting Jesus: the Story Behind Who Changed the Bible and Why by Bart Ehrman
- Who Killed Jesus?: Exposing the Roots of Anti-Semitism in the Gospel Story of the Death of Jesus by John Dominic Crossan
- In Search of Paul: How Jesus’ Apostle Opposed Rome’s Empire with God’s Kingdom by John Dominic Crossan and Jonathan L. Reed