Curriculum Vitae







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Lutheran Theological Seminary at Gettysburg

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Gettysburg, PA 17325

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 Personal and Career Goals

I am committed to excellence in teaching, and my interest is to be in a setting where the Bible and especially the New Testament is studied for its theological and personal as well as its historical and literary significance. Within my field, I am also interested in pursuing new models of teaching and developing resources made possible with computer and Internet technologies. I understand my work as a teacher as part of my Christian calling and as my contribution to the larger ministry of the Church.


Educational Background

 1978        B.A.          University of Illinois, Champaign-Urbana, IL

 1983        M.Div.       Luther Northwestern Theological Seminary, St. Paul, MN

 1985        M.A.          Yale University, New Haven, CT

 1987        M.Phil.       Yale University, New Haven, CT

 1996        Ph.D.                 Yale University, New Haven, CT

                Thesis Topic: Psalm 22 and the Crucifixion of Jesus


Areas of Teaching Competence


New Testament Studies, New Testament and Christian Origins, Koine Greek, 

Ancient Biblical Interpretation


Hebrew Bible, Intertestamental Literature, New Testament Ethics, Ancient Christianity,

 Second Temple Judaism, Early Rabbinic Judaism


Professional Teaching Experience

1977-1978                    Research Assistant, Grader, and Teaching Assistant for Vernon  Robbins, University of Illinois

School year, 1980-81    Teaching Assistant for David Tiede and Greek Tutor, Luther Northwestern Theological Seminary

School year, 1982-83    Research Assistant for Donald Juel and Greek Tutor, Luther Northwestern Theological Seminary

Summers, 1983-1986    Greek Instructor, Luther Northwestern Theological Seminary

School year, 1984-85    Teaching Fellow, Yale Divinity School, “New Testament Interpretation” (Abraham Malherbe)

Fall semester, 1985       Teaching Fellow, Yale College, “Introduction to the Old Testament” (Marc Brettler)

Spring semester, 1986   Grader and Teaching Assistant, Yale Divinity School, “New Testament Ethics” (Richard Hays)

Fall semester, 1986       Grader, Yale Divinity School, “Romans” (Leander Keck)

Spring semester, 1987   Teaching Fellow, Yale College, “New Testament History and Literature” (Wayne Meeks)

School year, 1987-88    Instructor of Greek and New Testament, Luther Northwestern Theological Seminary

1999–2001                   Mentor for Fisher’s Net ( Online Courses

Fall Semesters, 2000 & 2001    Assistant Professor, Religion, Concordia College, Moorhead, MN

2002-                            Assistant Professor of Biblical Studies, Lutheran Theological Seminary at Gettysburg (PA)


Presentations and Publications

November, 1988          Presenter, Annual Meeting of the Society of Biblical Literature, Consultation on Passion Narrative and Tradition in Early Christianity, “Psalm 22:2 in Luke's Gospel - The Abandoned Son or the Sun Abandoned?”

1989–                         Numerous presentations in Southwestern Minnesota Synod, Eastern North Dakota Synod, Northwestern Minnesota Synod, Upper Susquehanna Synod, ELCA for: Pastor Conferences, WELCA Assemblies, Pastor's Retreats, Theological Retreats, Synod Assembly, etc.

Summer 1992             Book review of Scot McKnight's A Light Among the Gentiles for Word & World, vol. XII, no. 3

1993–2001                 Numerous presentations for Eastern and Western North Dakota Synods GIFTS Program

1995–                         Internet Bible Study publications and other Christian resources  accessible at CrossMarks Christian Resources:

1997                           Psalm 22 (LXX 21) and the Crucifixion of Jesus. Yale University Dissertation, 1996. Ann Arbor, Michigan: University Microfilms Inc., 1997 (Excerpts available at:\dissertation\titlepage.htm)

Summers 1997-2000, 2003     Bible Study Presenter, Christikon Bible Camp (MT) and Mount Carmel Bible Camp (Alexandria, MN)

1999–2002                 Presenter for Concordia College (Moorhead, MN) Parish Nurse Program

October, 1999             Book Review of Burton H. Throckmorton, Jr.’s Jesus Christ: The Message of the Gospels, the Hope of the Church for Theology Today, vol. 56, no. 3

2000 Jesus Is.             Minneapolis: Augsburg Fortress, 2000. (Introductory material for ELCA summer outdoor ministry curriculum)

2002                           A Reading Guide to the Gospel of Mark (self-published)

Winter, 2002               “‘Pray this Way…’: Teaching the Lord’s Prayer” in Word & World

2002                           Northwest Washington Synod Bishop's Convocation in Vancouver, BC presentations on the Gospel of Mark

2002-                         Numerous presentations in conjunction with the Lutheran Theological Seminary at Gettysburg (Seminary on Wheels, Lay School of Theology, Seminary Weekend, LTSG Spring Convocation, Preaching Perspectives workshops)

2003                           "Ubuntu: Do Life!" Augsburg Fortress (Bible study resource for 2003 ELCA youth gathering)

2003                           Bible study presenter for Upper Susquehanna Synod Assembly

2003                           “Speaking in Parables: Proclamation of the Gospel in the Parables of Jesus” (self-published CD-ROM study guides)


 Church Affiliation and Involvement

Summer, 1980 Hospital Chaplain, Clinical Pastoral Education, University of North Carolina Memorial Hospital, Chapel Hill, NC

1981-1982       Intern Pastor, Trinity Lutheran Church, Longview, WA

1988                Ordained as a Pastor of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America

1988-1992       Co-Pastor of Faith Lutheran Church, Spicer, MN

1992–2002      Associate Pastor of Hope Lutheran Church, Fargo, ND

1994-1998       Member of First Call Theological Education Planning Committee for Eastern North Dakota Synod and Region 3, ELCA

1995-1998       Director of GIFTS program (Lay Ministry education) of Eastern North Dakota Synod, ELCA

1996                Augsburg Fortress Publishing House Technology Advisory Panel

1996                Western Mission Cluster (ELCA) Symposium / Fisher’s Net Team  Participant (

1996–            Webmaster for Hope Lutheran, Fargo, ND (www.,   the Eastern North Dakota Synod, ELCA (,  and the Luther Seminary Alumni home page (

1997–              CrossMarks Christian Resources (

1998-2000       Luther Seminary Visioning Task Force Member (Lay Education) 

1998–2002      GIFTS program Advisory Board

2001–2002      Luther Seminary Alumni Board

2002-               Rostered with West Virginia-Western Maryland Synod, ELCA



1974-1978       Edmund J. James Scholar, University of Illinois

1977                Phi Beta Kappa, University of Illinois

1978                Graduated from the University of Illinois Cum Laude with Distinction in Religious Studies

Summer 1982 Goethe-Institut Scholarship

1983                Bruce Prize in New Testament, Luther Northwestern Theological Seminary

1983                A. E. Hanson Prize in Preaching, Luther Northwestern Theological Seminary

1983-1987       Yale University Fellowship


Professional Associations

1981–              Society of Biblical Literature

1988–              Ordained Minister, Evangelical Lutheran Church in America

1988–              Catholic Biblical Association



                            Wayne A. Meeks          Yale University

                               David L. Tiede          Luther Theological Seminary



February , 2004