Lars Kierspel received his M.Div. at the Freie Theologische Hochschule (1998 in Giessen), his Th.M. at the Covenant Theological Seminary (2001 in St. Louis) and his Ph.D. at The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary (2006 in Louisville). His dissertation about "the Jews" in the Gospel of John was published by Mohr Siebeck. His research interests include Gospel narratives, Luke-Acts, and Pauline literature.