Michael Martin is an associate professor of New Testament. He enjoys teaching graduate and undergraduate courses on various books of the New Testament and on Christian history and theology. His published work has focused on the Gospels according to Mark and John, Paul, and Hebrews, and has included text-critical, literary-critical, rhetorical-critical, philological, and historical studies. His current interest is in the rhetorical design and artistry of early Christian hymns, prayers, stories, sermons, and poems. Dr. Martin and his son, J.H., enjoy playing games, watching sports and movies, swimming, and music.