A number of people who are interested in my scholarly publications find their way to this site, and ask me about how to get copies. I have published articles across several disciplines, and while these are not representative of what this site is about (or who I am, on a personal level), I am providing them here regardless. Don't jump into these if you're looking for devotional reading.
Drug Testing and the Right to Privacy: Arguing the Ethics of Workplace Drug Testing
Journal of Business Ethics. December 1998, Volume 17, Issue 16, pp 1805-1815. Reprinted in Beauchamp & Bowie, eds., Ethical Theory and Business [6th & later editions.; New Jersey: Prentice Hall, 2001], 294-302.
This article contests numerous arguments which draw the ethical justification for employment drug testing into question, including the position that testing amounts to a violation of employee privacy by attempting to regulate an employee's behavior in her own home, outside the employer's legitimate sphere of control.
Adobe PDF, 83 KBytes, Saturday, January 10, 2015 2:57 PM
The Social Trajectory of Virtual Reality: Substantive Ethics in a World Without Constraints
Technology In Society, Vol. 18, No. 1. pp. 79-92, 1996.
While the emerging scientific and educational applications of virtual reality (VR) receive a great deal of attention, these should not be confused with the psycho-social impact of the medium itself. This article explores the trajectory of the medium's social influence. Moral responsibility constitutes a constraint which not only mitigates a virtual worlds experience, but which may prove antithetical to the medium's long-range social impact.
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Abraham in Romans 4: The Father of All Who Believe
New Testament Studies, Volume 41, Issue 01. January 1995, pp 71 - 88.
In this article I contest the traditional view, arguing that Abraham in Romans 4 is not viewed as an example of Christian faith (describing how we, as individuals, can be justified), but is instead used by Paul to show why Gentiles can be considered members of God's people. Gentiles share in the covenant because they, too, are children of Abraham.
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The Possibility of Perfect Obedience: Paul and an Implied Premise in Galatians 3:10 and 5:3
Published in Novum Testamentum, Vol. 36, Fasc. 3 (Jul., 1994), pp. 242-258.
This article contests the view, held by centuries of traditional scholarship, that Paul believed that the law demanded perfect obedience of its Jewish adherents, and that such obedience was, due to human inability, never forthcoming. I argue that works of the Law do not fail to save because of human inability to keep the law perfectly, but because "works of the law" refers to something different than, and offered instead of, keeping the law.
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Election and Ethnicity: Paul’s View of Israel in Romans 9.1-13
Journal for the Study of the New Testament 50 (1993), 27-41.
This article contests the growing scholarly consensus that Paul in no way limits Israel's election as an ethnic group by a detailed examination of Rom. 9.1-13.
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