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Welcome! My name is Mark Schuler. I am professor emeritus at Concordia University, Saint Paul. Explore my research and teaching below or contact me with your questions and comments.

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Dr. Schuler

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I have a ThD in Theology and taught at Concordia  from 1994-2022. My area of research is Roman and Late Antique archaeology of the Levant. I was director of the Northeast Insulae Project at Hippos of the Decapolis from 2002-2021 in partnership with the Zinman Institute of Archaeology at the University of Haifa.

https://orcid.org/0000-0001-7634-5142

In retirement…

Consulting

At the end of April 2023, I delivered a lecture series at the Mekane Yesus Seminary in Addis Ababa as they launched their new Theological Research Center. Conversations with leaders during the visit are resulting in a Partnership with the seminary to provide advising, mentoring, and curricular consulting assistance during the initial five years of their new graduate programs. I will be organizing the Partnership and recruiting experienced academic theologians to provide such support to the seminary.

Research

Although field work is finished, I still have much to write about from my twenty years working on Hippos. In addition, I am in the middle of a project on the Archaeology of Liturgy begun as an associate fellow at the W.F. Albright Institute of Archaeological Research in Jerusalem. I look forward to applying this research toward a greater understanding of the history of Christianity at Hippos, as it is shown in the material remains at the site. For more, see:

https://northeastinsulaeproject.org

Publication

With Sam Deressa and the help of the Hoffmann Initiatives, we have started: Global South Theological Publications.

We will publish books and articles from the Global South which are of seminal importance for the church today.

Our first project is to launch the Global South Theological Journal.

https://gstjournal.org

Teaching

My next adventure in teaching is as a visiting graduate professor of theology and Greek at the Mekane Yesus Seminary in Addis Ababa during the fall term of 2024. They are launching their first PhD program to train theologians for their growing church of 10 million members. I am deeply moved by the invitation to help during its initial year.

I have added a Moodle server to my website collection and  will use my time in Ethiopia to test out its capability to support teaching.

https://learn.markschuler.com

Research

Teaching Career

I taught "New Testament," "Principles of Biblical Interpretation," and "The Death of Jesus." I authored Concordia's online courses: "Scripture and its Interpretation: a Global Perspective" and "Callings: Christianity and Vocation." I taught "Lutheran Doctrine 1 and 2" from an exegetical perspective. I even offered a class in "Jesus and Muhammad."

Biblical and Theological Studies

I taught “New Testament,” “Principles of Biblical Interpretation,” and “The Death of Jesus.” I authored Concordia’s online courses: “Scripture and its Interpretation: a Global Perspective” and “Callings: Christianity and Vocation.” I taught “Lutheran Doctrine 1 and 2” from an exegetical perspective. I even offered a class in “Jesus and Muhammad.”
My course, "Archaeology and the Bible," included an iteration involving overseas travel. I also worked with students interested in various aspects of field archaeology.

Archaeology

My course, “Archaeology and the Bible,” included an iteration involving overseas travel. I also worked with students interested in various aspects of field archaeology.
I introduced my students to the "Basics of Biblical Greek" and offered reading opportunities focused on the Gospels and the Epistles.

Biblical Greek

I introduced my students to the “Basics of Biblical Greek” and offered reading opportunities focused on the Gospels and the Epistles.
One of my great joys was to direct and teach in the University Honors Program for twelve classes. These interdisciplinary courses sought to integrate faith and learning while meeting the General Education requirements of the university.

University Honors Program in litteris fideque

One of my great joys was to direct and teach in the University Honors Program for twelve classes. These interdisciplinary courses sought to integrate faith and learning while meeting the General Education requirements of the university.

Pastoral Ministry

Formerly

  • Messiah Lutheran Church, St. Louis, from 1983-1987, associate pastor
  • Peace Lutheran Church, Glidden, IA, from 1990-1994, sole pastor

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Currently

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