I have two primary areas of emphasis in my research. First is the Catholic Epistles. I’ve written on James and Jude individually and have thought quite a bit about how James, 1–2 Peter, 1–3 John, and Jude form a particular collection of early Christian writings traditionally called the Catholic Epistles. This leads to my second area of research: the significance of canon in biblical theology. A few years ago, Mickey Klink and I wrote a short primer assessing different types of biblical theology, one of which is a canonical approach to the subject. In brief, the canon is a kind of second (yet authoritative) contextualization for the texts of the New Testament. A canonical approach thinks through the hermeneutical and theological implications of a collection of New Testament texts. For example, though James did not foresee that his letter would eventually be placed next to 1 Peter in the NT canon, the meaning of James is influenced by its near canonical neighbor. I would hope that appreciating the canonical context in which we receive the texts of the NT would shape how we read and apply them in the life of the church.