Does This Sound Like You?

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

Do you feel certain you can contribute better to the academy or your church’s teaching ministry 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

Hi, my name is David Stark. I’m a research professor who is learning to work better in biblical studies.

I want to help you do the same. Our programs often train us well in our content areas. But there’s a lot they have to leave out.

So, here you’ll find reflections on how to work better in biblical studies—particularly in ways typical curricula often miss out. Under this umbrella, I focus on helpful tools and resources, productivity, and working in academic biblical studies.

Getting Started

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

To start learning how to work better in biblical studies for yourself, take a couple seconds to subscribe to future content. That way, it’ll come directly to you, and you’ll be sure not to miss anything.

While you’re at it, be sure to grab freebies like the daily Bible reading plan, the SBL style e-book, the summary of open access International Critical Commentary volumes—or all of them. 🙂

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Then, if you want to get a jump start on “sharpening your own saw”:

What to Expect

Typically, I post one article a week. I rotate the topics covered in this article among areas like those mentioned above but sometimes will camp out on any given topic for a series in several consecutive weeks.

To catch up if you’re just joining the discussion, you can start with reading the past five weeks’ articles:

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, or 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.

While you’re at it, be sure to grab freebies like the daily Bible reading plan, the SBL style e-book, the summary of open access International Critical Commentary volumes—or all of them. 🙂

I respect your privacy, and you can unsubscribe at any time.

Then, if you want to get a jump start on “sharpening your own saw”:

What to Expect

Typically, I post one article a week. I rotate the topics covered in this article among areas like those mentioned above but sometimes will camp out on any given topic for a series in several consecutive weeks.

To catch up if you’re just joining the discussion, you can start with reading the past five weeks’ articles:

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, or 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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