Jason earned his PhD in New Testament from Princeton Theological Seminary.  His recent publications and presentations are in the Gospel of John and the Roman Imperial contexts of the New Testament. Other research engages Pauline theology, early Jewish literature and history, and the interpretation of Genesis 22 in early Judaism and beyond. In terms of teaching, he is interested in the interpretation and reception of the Bible in art, literature, film, music and politics. He also has lead St. Olaf semester-abroad programs (Global Semester-2017 and Religion, Politics, and Society in Jerusalem and Athens-2023) and January term trips (Religion and Empire in Greece and Turkey).

Outside of the classroom, Jason enjoys making music, woodworking, organic gardening, native plant restoration, chicken ranching, beekeeping, canoeing and camping, preferably alongside his wife and two sons.