1991-97 Yale University, Graduate School of Arts and Sciences - New Haven, CT
Ph.D. - Doctor of Philosophy, in New Testament Studies (1997) Dissertation:
"From Tobit to Bartimaeus, From Qumran to Siloam: The Social Role of Blind People
and Attitudes Toward the Blind in New Testament Times" -- directed by Prof. Wayne A. Meeks
M.Phil. - Master of Philosophy, in Religious Studies (1994)
1987-91 Jesuit School of Theology - Berkeley, CA
S.T.L. - Sacred Theology Licentiate (1994)
M.Div. - Master of Divinity (1990)
Mark Allan Powell, Jesus as a Figure in History: How Modern Historians View the Man from Galilee [Louisville: Westminster John Knox, 1998], The Jesus Archive 08/01 (formerly at http://www.jesusarchive.com - no longer online).
Faculty Research Grant for Summer 1998: "Bartimaeus & Tobit: Two Biblical Blind Characters" – Loyola Marymount University
Faculty Development Grant for 1999-2000: "The Fourth Gospel in the Digital Age" – LMU Center for Teaching Excellence
Faculty Grant Competition for 1999-2000: "The Millennium Cometh: Apocalypse and Utopia in Bible, Sociology and Literature" (jointly with Profs. John Coleman and Holli Levistsky) – Marymount Institute for Faith, Culture, and the Arts
Faculty Research Grant for Summer 2000: "The Gospel according to John and the Letters of John" – Loyola Marymount University
Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship 2000: faculty mentor for Barbara Murphy's project, "The Gospel of Martha" – Bellarmine College of Liberal Arts
Jesuit Community Research Grant: "The Parable of the Torches" – LMU Jesuit Community, Fall 2000
Jean-Pierre Medaille Award – Campus Ministry, Mount St. Mary’s College, Los Angeles, 2004
"Introduction to the New Testament & The Gospel of Mark" - Catholic Bible Institute, Diocese of San Bernardino (9/30/00); also Catholic Bible Institute, Archdiocese of Los Angeles (1/20/07)
"The Gospel and Letters of John" - Catholic Bible Institute, Diocese of San Bernardino (12/16/00); also Catholic Bible Institute, Archdiocese of Los Angeles (9/18/99, 4/21/01, 4/12/03, 4/19/05, 4/21/07)
"The Book of Revelation" - Catholic Bible Institute, Diocese of San Bernardino (3/24/01)
"The Sacred Stories of John in the New Millennium" -
Summer Biblical Institute, Office of Religious Education, Archdiocese of Los Angeles (6/14-15/01)
"The Gospel and Epistles of John in the Catholic Lectionary for Mass" - 28th Annual Summer Scripture Seminar; Center for Development in Ministry; Archdiocese of Chicago (6/19-20/01)
"Johannine Spirit/Spirituality" - ASD Certificate Program, Center for Spiritual Development, Orange, CA (4/9/05; 4/1/06; 1/19/08)
"Hebrews and the Catholic Epistles" - Catholic Bible Institute, Archdiocese of Los Angeles (10/15/05)
"Understanding the Lectionary for Mass " - Center for Religion & Spirituality, LMU Extension (10/29/05); also for "Ecclesia" Program, Mount St. Mary's College (10/7/06)
"Advent and Christmas in the Bible" - Center for Religion & Spirituality, LMU Extension (12/10/05)
"Execution or Exaltation: What Is the Essence of Easter?" - "Ecclesia" Program, Mount St. Mary's College (3/11/06)
"Friends in the Lord: Ignatius, Xavier, Favre, and Us" - World CLC Day of Prayer, Northern California Area (3/25/06)
"Scripture in Catholic Church Ministry" - Lay Ecclesial Ministry Program, Diocese of Las Vegas (Part I: 11/11-12/06; Part II: 9/15-16/07)
"Walking with Jesus during Lent" - "Ecclesia" Program, Mount St. Mary's College (2/3/07)
"Biblical Readings for the Easter Season: John, Acts, and Revelation" - Center for Religion & Spirituality, LMU Extension (3/31/07)
Other Public Lectures (sample):
"'Who Do You Say That I Am?'--Meeting Jesus in the New Testament"
"A New Look at Spirituality: A Burning Coal Where?"
"An Overview of the New Testament"
"Apocalyptic Visions in Films"
"Biblical Interpretation: Past and Present"
"Currents of the Spirit: You Have Mail!"
"Encountering the Risen Jesus in John's Gospel"
"Johannine Christian Faith in a New Millennium"
"Johannine Models for Christian Faith Today"
"Lectionary Readings for Lent"
"Pastoral Letters: Old and New"
"Spreading the Christian Message in the Acts of the Apostles"
"The Bible in Advent and Christmas in the Bible"
"The Catholic Approach to Scripture"
"The Eucharist and the Liturgy of the Church"
"The Gospel according to Matthew: An Overview"
"The Gospel according to Matthew: Theological Highlights"
"The Gospel of John for a New Millennium"
"The Lectionary and the Liturgical Seasons"
"The Millennium: Apocalyptic Hype or Religious Opportunity?"
"The Millennium: The End is Not Yet"
"The Resurrection Narratives: How the Gospels Portray Jesus Resurrection"
"The Resurrection of Jesus in the NT Gospels and Epistles"
"The Revised Lectionary and the New Eucharistic Prayers"
"The Scriptural Background of Catholic Liturgy"
"The Word of God: Yesterday, Today, and Forever"
"The Year 2000: Apocalyptic Hype or Millennial Challenge?"
"The Year 2000: The End or the Beginning?"
"Thomas Cahill's Desire of the Everlasting Hills"
"What Catholicism Says about Advent"
"What Catholicism Says about Penance & Reconciliation"
"What Catholicism Says about the Bible"
"What Catholicism Says about the End of the World"
"What Catholicism Says about the Mass"
"What Was Is Really Like to Be Alive at the Time of Jesus?"
"What's New about the New Lectionary?"
"What's New in the New Testament?"
"Who Really Wrote the Gospels, and Why Should We Care?"
Media Appearances and Consultations:
Among several dozen interviews with various news and media companies, both on and off camera, the most significant have been the following:
"The Rapture" (FilmRoos); first broadcast 9/9/99! consultation and script review
"The Unknown Jesus" (FilmRoos; A&E Biography); first broadcast 12/19/99; extensive on-camera interviews