EDUCATOR

 

Shiloh University, Adjunct Professor of Theology 2017-present. I teach Theology I & II at the undergraduate and graduate level. I also teach Relational Theology at the D.Min. level. This is an online University that gives me access to students around the country and gives me flexibility to write and travel to speak. See my profile.

The King’s University, Adjunct Professor of Theology 2012-13.  I taught a D.Min. course at King’s on Relational Theology and I have supervised 5 D.Min. students in their dissertations. This has been a great experience to stretch students in their research and application in the life of the church. I have developed as an encourager and building skills in research around the implications of theology for ministry.

Trinity Lutheran College, Affiliate Professor of Theology and Ethics, 2013-2014.  I taught some extremely talented students at TLC in Christian Ethics and also the History of Christian Thought. These were small classes that allowed for extensive conversation and learning in dialog. Trinity Lutheran College closed its doors June 2016, a great loss to the region.

Northwest UniversityAdjunct Professor of Biblical &Theological Studies 2006-14. I have taught undergraduate classes in biblical studies and theology. Additionally, I was core faculty in the Master of Theology and Culture degree teaching Christian Community and The Spiritualty of Christian worship alternate years. At the graduate level, I also taught Biblical Exegesis, Old Testament Introduction, Christianity in Conversation with Contemporary Culture, U2 and Theological Mission, and Colossians and Contemporary Theology. These were golden years of teaching and seeing students enthused by theology in action. I also supervised MATC students in their culminating projects. 

Seattle University, Adjunct Professor of Theology 2007. I taught two graduate courses, God, Creation, and Trinity and Twentieth Century Theologians to a bright and diverse community. Some said the first class was the best of the program, one the best of his life. It was a magical experience of connecting theology to life at a Jesuit University with a Protestant faculty.

Seattle Pacific University, Visiting Associate Professor of Theology & Biblical Studies 2000-2003. During this time I taught undergraduate students in theological topics. I taught all three of the Christian Foundations classes: Christian Formation, Christian Scriptures, and Christian Theology. What a privilege to work with so many students in the beginning of their journey to understand the value of Christian thinking.

The Seattle School for Theology and Psychology (formerly Mars Hill Graduate School), Adjunct Professor of Theology 2000-2003. This adventuresome school started in Bothell and I was involved in the early years. I taught Theological Thinking, Biblical Theology, Colossians and Postmodern Theology, and Twentieth Century Theology. I also supervised several independent study courses with students. Those were exciting times with vibrant students who were in an extremely creative environment.  We all learned how to stretch in an environment that is set to question everything in a courageous attempt to move forward in thinking to change the world.

Dominion College, Adjunct Professor of Theology and Ministry 1993-95.  These were small classes in a developing school that later closed. I taught Christian Theology, Christ & Culture, and The Ministry of the Holy Spirit. This was an exciting beginning to teaching theology and I still am in contact with some of these students.

University of Otago, Knox Theological Hall, Lecturer in New Testament Greek 1990-92. I had the privilege of teaching New Testament Greek. I had been prepared for this in that my undergraduate professor had asked me to fill in for him when he was absent one quarter. I was his best student.

Bible College of New Zealand, Dunedin Extention (now Laidlaw College), Adjunct Professor of Theology and Biblical Studies 1991-92.  I taught Ecclesiology and shared teaching Isaiah with George Knight, a great scholar of Isaiah. These were exciting days of learning  and inspiring students.