We continue our mini-series exploring violence of the Old Testament with creator of The Bible Project, Tim Mackie. The Bible Project has taken the internet by storm with easy and short explanations of the Bible's most fascinating stories. In this mini series, we have tried to offer challenging and insightful views from multiple personalities. Tim is no exception, bringing attention to the Hebrew texts that Jesus himself most likely referenced during his time. We appreciate Tim's grace, finesse, and creativity in how he chooses to present the beauty of Jesus.
I'm a creative writer and director for The Bible Project and an adjunct professor of Old Testament at Western Seminary, both in Portland, Oregon. I’ve been utterly fascinated with Jesus and his Jewish heritage ever since I became a Christian at 20 years old through an urban outreach ministry to skateboarders in Portland, called Skate Church.
I discovered the wonderful world of biblical studies and languages at Multnomah University and Western Seminary and had the privilege of doing a PhD in Hebrew and Jewish Studies at the University of Wisconsin-Madison.
My greatest passion and privilege is to help people grasp the beautiful and compelling story of the ancient Scriptures and how they lead us to Jesus of Nazareth. I’m married to Jessica (total rock-star), and together we’re raising two little boys, Roman and August, in the wonderful city of Portland, Oregon.