The skinny on me: Friend to Leah, dad to Penelope & Mark III, and crony of Jesus. I’m a PhD candidate (University of Edinburgh) with a mild addiction to Mexican food, punk-rock, and skateboarding. At present, I live in Edinburgh, Scotland studying for my PhD in New Testament and Christian Origins with Professor Helen Bond. Beyond this blog, Leah and I run a blog recording our family adventures in the UK (Lamas Blog) as well as managing media content for the Centre For The Study of Christian Origins, University of Edinburgh. This blog covers topics concerning the Bible, the church, the Roman Empire, and culture.