Shalom! Thanks for stopping by. My name is James Prather, and I am a follower of Jesus. I am 32 years old, I live in Abilene, Texas, and I am married to a wonderful woman named Erin. Erin and I have two children (b. 2013, 2015). I did my undergraduate work at Oklahoma Christian University in Computer Science. I followed that up with a Masters of Science at the University of Texas at Dallas.
From May 8, 2006 to June 17, 2010 I worked as a programmer in Dallas, Texas. As of the summer of 2010, over a year of planning fell into place to allow me to go back to school to follow my passion: studying the Bible, Judaism, and the cultural context in which the Bible was written.
From 2010 to 2013 I was a full time graduate student at Abilene Christian University Graduate School of Theology, an adjunct computer science professor, and I worked under Dr. Jeff Childers as his Graduate Assistant. I pursued two degrees there: Master of Divinity and an M.A. in Old Testament. I graduated in the Summer of 2014.
I was hired to be a full time faculty member at ACU in the Computer Science department starting in the Fall of 2013. As of Fall 2015 I am a Ph.D. student in Computer Science at Nova Southeastern University, hoping to graduate in the summer of 2018. I am still teaching at ACU during this time.
Here’s my CV with all my Computer Science and Bible credentials.
If you love The One True God, no matter which Christian or Jewish tradition you are from, I’d love to discuss our God with you.
Note: Anything written on this blog before September 2010 was before I started graduate religious studies. Take those posts with grains of salt. Many of them are still excellent, though some of them are not quite based in sturdy scholarship. Nevertheless, I have kept them on the site untouched.