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David Carr is a New Testament scholar who teaches and researches
in biblical studies and related fields. His interests are in selfhood,
identity, moral agency, and disability in the New Testament and its
ancient milieu. He is also interested in how insights into these topics
inform contemporary discourse and practice. He earned a B.A. from
Georgia College, and M.Div. from Fuller Theological Seminary, a
Th.M. from Candler School of Theology, and a Ph.D. from Emory
He recently published his first book, Being and Becoming: Human
Transformation in the Letters of Paul with Baylor University Press. He
published journal articles in Biblical Interpretation and Catholic Biblical
Quarterly, and he has presented several papers at academic
Dr. Carr is a candidate for ordained ministry in The United Methodist
Church. He and his wife Maria have two children—Isaiah (Zay) and
Joshua (Jojo)—and the entire family enjoys rooting for Atlanta sports
teams form their home in Rochester, NY.

I got out of bed on two strong legs.
It might have been otherwise.
I ate cereal, sweet milk, ripe, flawless speech.
It might have been otherwise.
I took the dog uphill to the birch wood.
All morning I did the work I love.

Jane Kenyon