Hi, I’m Russ. I grew up Rusty, and my dad always called me Ralph. I have a PhD in Old Testament from Midwestern Baptist Theological Seminary. I speak and write about the Old Testament and its intersection with life. My hope is to wed justice with grace, just like the Old Testament writers did.
To pay the bills, I teach for several different institutions, including Moody Theological Seminary, Midwestern Baptist Theological Seminary, Colorado Christian University, California Baptist University, Anderson University, Louisiana State University–Alexandria, and Western Seminary. I also do freelance editing and proofreading for folks like Zondervan Academic, Baker Academic, BH Academic, Lexham Press, Rainer Publishing, Brill, and Moody Press.
I live in Louisiana with my wife, Brittany, and our three sons.