- 2019: PhD (with highest distinction); Johannes Gutenberg Universität, Mainz, Germany
- 2014: Master of Arts in Linguistics and (Bible) Translation (specialization in New Testament); Theological College of Northern Nigeria (TCNN), Bukuru, Nigeria
- 2009: Professional Diploma in Education (PDE); Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria, Nigeria
- 2008: Bachelor of Divinity/Theology (with distinction); Gindiri Theological Seminary (formerly Gindiri College of Theology), Gindiri, Nigeria
Academic Positions and Teaching Experience
- 2020–present: Affiliated Researcher in New Testament, ETF Leuven, Belgium
- 2020–present: Research Associate, University of Pretoria, South Africa
- 2020–present: Adjunct Lecturer, Gindiri Theological Seminary, Nigeria
- 2014–present: Full-Time Lecturer, Theological College of Northern Nigeria
- 2017–2018: Student Research Assistant to Prof. Dr. Ruben Zimmermann, Faculty of Protestant Theology, University of Mainz, Germany
- 2015: Visiting Lecturer, NIFES Training Institute (NIFTI), Abuja, Nigeria
- 2009–2011: Adjunct Lecturer, College of Education, Gindiri (Tafawa Balewa Campus), Nigeria
- Society of Biblical Literature
- European Association of Biblical Studies
- Evangelical Theological Society
- Center for Ethics in Antiquity and Christianity, Univ. of Mainz, Germany
Virtue Ethics in the Letter to Titus: An Interdisciplinary Study. Wissenschaftliche Untersuchungen zum Neuen Testament II/560. Tübingen: Mohr Siebeck, 2021.
Journal Articles and Book Chapters
- “What Does Biblical ExegethicsDo? Method, Trajectories, and Reflections from an African Context.” In What Does Theology Do, Actually? Observing Theology and the Transcultural, edited by Matthew Ryan Robinson, and Inja Inderst, 243–258. Leipzig: Evangelischer Verlagsanstalt, 2020.
“Salvific, Ethical, and Consummative ‘Appearances’ in the Pastoral Epistles? A Response to Rob Van Houwelingen.” Journal for the Study of Paul and His Letters 9, no. 1-2 (2020): 109-17.
“Towards an African Biblical Virtue Ethics? Reflections on the Letter to Titus through a Progressive-Negotiated-Ethics.” Acta Theologica 39, no. 2 (2019): 114-129.
- Review of Christian Ethics: An Introduction to Biblical Moral Reasoning, by Wayne Grudem. Trinity Journal 41NS (2020): 108–110.
Review of Bible and Ethics in the Christian Life: A New Conversation, by Bruch C. Birch and others. Journal of Ethics in Antiquity and Christianity 1 (2019): 105–107.
- Review of 1 and 2 Thessalonians, by Andy Johnson. Studien zum Neuen Testament und seiner Umwelt 43 (2018): 231–235.
- “Salvific or Ethical Perseverance of the Saints? Reading Agency in Paul with Lenses of African Traditional Religion,” at the Africa Society of Evangelical Theology (ASET) conference, forthcoming 4-5 March 2022, Nairobi, Kenya (abstract reviewed and accepted for presentation and subsequent publication by Langham Publishing).
- “Translethics: Resolving Ethical Translation Problems of the Unpardonable Sin in Matthew 12:22-32,” at the Bible Translation Conference 2021 (Dallas, USA, 15-19 October, 2021, virtual participation).
- “Is it in the Bible? (Re)locating and (Re)negotiating Five Biblical Exegetical Boundaries,” at the Symposium titled “What Does Theology Do, Actually?” 2 (Bonn, 9-10 July 2021, virtual participation).
- Δοῦλε ἀγαθὲ καὶ πιστέ “’Good and Faithful Slave’: Social Identity and Virtue-Ethical Stewardship in Matthew 25:14-30,” at the TCNN Research Day (Bukuru, 24 March 2021).
- “Exegethics – Reading a Biblical Text Virtue-ethically: Interdisciplinarity, Methodology, and Appropriation,” at the Jos-Bukuru Theological Society (Bukuru, 17 February 2021).
- “Introduction to the Pastoral Epistles” and “Virtue Ethics in the Letter to Titus,” Guest Lecture at the ETF Leuven (Leuven, 27 October 2020).
- “The Language of Virtue: Discovering Implicit Linguistic Virtue-Ethical Elements in Titus,” the Ethics in Titus conference (Mainz, 12–14 September, 2019).
- “Texts of Terror or Texts of Honor? Re-reading the Household Codes in Titus Virtue-Ethically as an Interpretive and Appropriative Paradigm,” the International Conference of the Society of Biblical Literature (Rome, 1–5 July, 2019).
- “Virtue-ing Emotions, Emotionalizing Virtues: σωφροσύνη, ‘sensibility, self-control’, as the equilibrium of virtue and emotions in the New Testament,” the Annual Conference of the European Association of Biblical Studies (Warsaw, 11–14 August, 2019).
- “‘Translethics’: Resolving Ethical Translation Problems of the Unpardonable Sin in Matthew 12:22–32 using a Synthesis of Linguistic, Exegetical, and Ethical Tools,” the Annual Conference of the European Association of Biblical Studies (Warsaw, 11–14 August, 2019).
- “What Does Theology Do, Actually? An Exegetical Perspective from an African Context,” the Symposium titled “What Does Theology Do, Actually? Observing Theology and the Transcultural” (Bonn, 24–25 May, 2019).
- “Towards an African Biblical Virtue Ethics? Methodological and Hermeneutical Reflections with Insights from the Letter to Titus,” the Society of Biblical Literature Conference (Denver, 17–20 November, 2018).
- “Salvific, Ethical, and Consummative Appearances in the Pastoral Epistles? A Response to Rob van Houwelingen,” the Symposium titled “Pastoral Epistles: Common Themes, Individual Composition?” (Leuven, 30 November, 2018).
- “Virtue in the Letter to Titus: Focus on Eusebeia,” the joint international Conference of the Society of Biblical Literature and European Association of Biblical Studies (Helsinki, 30 July–3 August, 2018).