Are you a student or newly minted faculty member in biblical studies or a related area?

Do you feel certain you can contribute but have too much vying for attention to do so?

Do you know your area of specialty but struggle with managing the larger context in which your professional life sits?

Are you less present than you want to be in your personal life because of professional preoccupations?

If this sounds like you, you’re in the right place.

About Me

David Stark headshotMy name is David Stark. I’m a research professor of biblical studies, husband, and father who is learning to live and work well in biblical studies.

I want to help you do the same. So, here you’ll find a mix of reflections on work in academia, tools and resources for research, current topics of interest in biblical studies, and balancing all of this with the rest of life.

What to Expect

Typically, I try to post one essay a week. I try to rotate the kinds of topics covered in this post among areas like helpful tools, productivity, topics in biblical studies proper, and the larger question of work-life balance.

Recently, I’ve also started posting “Daily Gleanings.” One of these posts each weekday and typically contains two smaller reflections or resources I think you may find helpful.

Getting Started

We are all learning in each of these areas in one way or another, and writing about them (and hearing from you) here is helpful in my own learning journey.

To start reading with what others have found most interesting recently, try some of the following posts:

So that you don’t miss anything in the future, I’d also encourage you to subscribe to future posts via email. You can do this from the “Subscribe” form at the bottom of this page. You’ll then automatically receive updates in your inbox whenever there’s new content here.

For More

If you’d like to learn a bit more about me, my background, and my current projects, take a look at my curriculum vitae.

If you’d like to join a course I’m teaching, take a look at what’s upcoming.

Or, if you’re looking for additional resources that might be helpful to your journey in biblical studies, you can find some of those as well.

If you have something specific you’d like to get in touch about, I’d love to hear from you in a comment here on the blog, you can email. I’ll be happy to get back with you, though please do understand if it happens to take some time given what else is in the queue.


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