C.V.

photo-on-2-9-16-at-8-48-amEDUCATION

Ph.D., GARRETT-EVANGELICAL THEOLOGICAL SEMINARY, 2006 – 2011.

Dissertation Topic: “Covering Up Luther: How Barth’s Christology Challenged the Deus Absconditus that Haunts Modernity.”

Dissertation Committee:  D. Stephen Long (Chair), George Kalantzis, Brent Laytham and Brent Waters.

  • I spent the 2008-2009 academic year researching my dissertation topic under the guidance of Dr. John Webster, at King’s College, University of Aberdeen, Scotland.
  • Dissertation Successfully Defended at GETS in November, 2010. Graduated in May, 2011.

M.Div., NAZARENE THEOLOGICAL SEMINARY, magna cum laude, 2002 – 2005.

B.A. Bible & Christian Ministries, POINT LOMA NAZARENE UNIVERSITY, 1999 – 2002.


Publications, Papers to the Academy, and Other Presentations

“Bresee, Phineas Franklin; Moral Theology; Violence to/by Christians; Warfare, Pacifism, and Military Chaplaincy” (4) articles in Encyclopedia of Christianity in the United States, George Thomas Kurian and Mark A. Lamport, Eds. (Washington D.C.: Rowman & Littlefield, forthcoming 2016).

The Church and Work: The Ecclesiological Grounding of Good Work by Joshua R. Sweeden – Book Review,” Wesleyan Theological Journal (forthcoming 2016).

 “Liberalism versus Postliberalism: The Great Divide in Twentieth-Century Theology by John Allan Knight – Book Review,” Modern Theology (forthcoming 2016).

“Beyond Syncretism: On the Competing Liturgies of North American Civil Religion and the Church” in In Spirit and in Truth: Philosophical Reflections on Liturgy and Worship (Claremont Studies in Methodism & Wesleyanism) (Volume 1)Eds. Curtis Holtzen and Matthew Hill. Claremont, CA: Claremont University Press, 2016.

“Birth, The New Birth, and the Eternally Begetting/Begotten God, Part I,” Wesleyan Theological Society Annual Meeting, 2016.

 “Birth, The New Birth, and the Eternally Begetting/Begotten God, Part II,” Wesleyan Theological Society Annual Meeting, 2016.

 “John Wesley the Faithful Arminian” a chapter in the work Embracing the Past—Forging the Future: A New Generation of Wesleyan Theology.  Eugene, OR: Pickwick Publications, 2015.

 Jacob Arminius: The Man From Oudewater. Eugene, OR: Cascade Books, 2015.

 “Positive Holiness,” a chapter in the work Renovating Holiness, Josh Broward and Thomas Oord, Eds., 2015.

 Nazarene Identity. Workshop for the 2015 Washington Pacific District Church of the Nazarene’s District Assembly.

“Beyond Syncretism: On the Competing Liturgies of North American Civil Religion and the Church,” Wesleyan Philosophical Society Annual Meeting, 2015.

“Panel Discussion on Nazarene Identity,” (Magazine Article and Videos) Grace & Peace Magazine, 2014.

“The Complex Reality of Bi-Vocational and Urban Ministry,” Grace & Peace Magazine, 2014.

“Towards Globalization: A Constructive Theological Proposal” Church of the Nazarene’s Global Theology Conference, Africa Nazarene University, Johannesburg, South Africa, 2014.

Arminius Speaks: Essential Writings on Free Will, and the Nature of God by James Arminius ed. John D. Wagner – Book Review,” Wesleyan Theological Journal, 2013.

Taking the White Paper Seriously: An ‘Interdisciplinary’ Examination of the Church of the Nazarene’s Article X,” (Co-Authored with Rev. Dr. Ryan Hansen) Wesleyan Theological Society Annual Meeting, 2013.

 Covering Up Luther: How Barth’s Christology Challenged the Deus Absconditus That Haunts Modernity. Eugene, OR: Cascade Books, 2013.

The Monstrosity of Christ: Paradox or Dialectic? by John Milbank and Slavoj Zizek – Book Review,” Wesleyan Theological Journal, 2012.

“God, the gods, and Religion: A [Surprising] Look at Barth’s Theology of Religions as Lesser Lights,” Wesleyan Theological Society Annual Meeting, 2012.

“Arminius and Barth on Election and Predestination: Similarities and Consequences,” Rethinking Arminius: Wesleyan and Reformed Theology for the Church, Point Loma Nazarene University’s Wesleyan Center Conference, 2012.

“’But Humanity May Have Forgotten How to Listen:’ Sophisticated Philosophy and Philology for the Masses in the Films of M. Night Shyamalan,” Wesleyan Philosophical Society Annual Meeting, 2011.

Corpus Mysticum: The Eucharist and the Church in the Middle Ages by Henri Cardinal de LubacBook Review,” International Journal of Systematic Theology, 12 (2010), 494-7.

“The Non-Intelligibility of Scripture in the Secular Age: An Argument for the Ethics of Christian Witness,” Wesleyan Theological Society Annual Meeting, 2010.

“The Epistemic Priority of Christ or Prima Philosophia,” Wesleyan Theological Journal, 45 (2010).

“Christology.”  Lecture given to students at Africa Nazarene University, Nairobi, Kenya, April, 2009.

“The Epistemic Priority of Christ or Prima Philosophia: Recent Developments in Roman Catholic Christology,” Wesleyan Theological Society Annual Meeting, 2009.

“Recreation of the Human: The Vanquishing of Sin and Death in St. Athanasius and Karl Barth,” Garrett-Evangelical Theological Seminary, Student Theological Conference, 2008.


Teaching Experience

2017-2017       Adjunct Professor, Seattle Pacific University, Seattle, WA

  • Christian Theology (2 Sections) – Winter Quarter 2017

2016-2016       Adjunct Professor, Northwest Nazarene University, Nampa, ID

  • Theology I, Online – Autumn 2016

2016-2016       Adjunct Professor, Seattle Pacific University, Seattle, WA

  • Christian Theology – Winter Quarter 2015

2015-2015       Adjunct Professor, Northwest Nazarene University, Nampa, ID

  • Theology I, Online – Autumn 2015

2015-2015       Adjunct Professor, Seattle Pacific University, Seattle, WA

  • Christian Theology – Spring Quarter 2015

2014-2014       Adjunct Professor, Northwest Nazarene University, Nampa, ID

  • Theology I, Online – Autumn 2014

2013-2013       Adjunct Professor, Northwest Nazarene University, Nampa, ID

  • Theology I, Online – Autumn 2013

2012-2012       Adjunct Professor, Northwest Nazarene University, Nampa, ID

  • Theology I, Online – Autumn 2012

2012-2012       Adjunct Professor, St. Paul School of Theology, Kansas City, MO

  • Great Christian Thinkers: Karl Barth, Module – August 2012

2007-2008       Research Assistant for Dr. Brent Waters, Jerre and Marry Joy Stead Professor of Christian Social Ethics and Director of the Stead Center for Ethics and Values, Garrett-Evangelical Theological Seminary

2007-2008       Teaching Assistant for Dr. Brent Waters

  • Christology & Ethics – Spring 2008
  • The Works of Hannah Arendt & Simone Weil – Autumn 2007

2004-2005       Teaching Assistant for Dr. John Knight Jr., Associate Professor of                                          Philosophy of Religion and Theological Ethics, Nazarene Theological Seminary.

  • Contemporary Theology: Barth to Mid-Century – Spring 2005
  • Introduction to Christian Ethics – Spring 2005
  • Political Ethics/ Theories of Justice – Spring 2005
  • 19th Century Theology – Autumn 2004
  • Philosophy of Religion – Autumn 2004
  • Philosophy of Religion – Summer 2004

Pastoral Experience

 2014-Present   Lead Pastor, Renton Church of the Nazarene, Renton, WA.

2013-2014       Lead Pastor, Payette Church of the Nazarene, Payette, ID.

2012-2013       Lead Pastor, KC Trinity Church of the Nazarene, Kansas City, KS.

2012-2013       Church Relations Representative, Nazarene Publishing House, Kansas City, MO.

2009-2012       Pastor of Student & Discipleship Ministries, Bentonville Church of the Nazarene, Bentonville, AR.

2009-2009       Interim Pastor, Broadview Church of the Nazarene, Broadview, NM.

2007-2008       Associate Pastor, Grace Fellowship Church of the Nazarene, Chicago, IL.

2006-2007       Associate Pastor, Chicago Northside Church of the Nazarene, Chicago, IL.

2002-2004       Beadle Complex (Transitional Housing) Resident Director, College Church of the Nazarene, Olathe, KS.


Honors, Awards, and Fellowships

POINT LOMA NAZARENE UNIVERSITY, Wesleyan Center Visiting Scholar, Summer 2014.

UNIVERSITY OF ABERDEEN, ORSAS Award

UNIVERSITY OF ABERDEEN, CASS Award

GARRETT-EVANGELICAL THEOLOGICAL SEMINARY, The Carroll A. and  Addiene G. Wise Endowed Scholarship.


Membership in Professional Societies

American Academy of Religion Member

Karl Barth Society of North America Member

Wesleyan Philosophical Society Member

Wesleyan Theological Society Member

Washington Pacific District Church of the Nazarene Board of Ministries Executive Committee Member

Bresee Institute (KC) for Metro Ministries – Former Board Member (2011-2013)

Founder and President of Seminarians for Social Justice, Nazarene Theological Seminary (2003-2005)


Research Languages

Koine Greek

French

German


Research Interests