(Current CV) (Philosophy of Teaching)

Academic Information

  • A.A. Concordia, Ann Arbor (pre-ministerial) 1975
  • B.A. Concordia Senior College (Greek) 1977
  • M.Div. Concordia Seminary, St. Louis 1981
  • STM Concordia Seminary, St. Louis (Exegesis: NT) 1988
    • STM Thesis: “Between Superstition and Skepticism: A First-Century World View of the Miraculous.”
  • Th.D. Concordia Seminary, St. Louis (Exegesis: NT) 1991
    • Th.D. Dissertation: “Theological Nuance in the Synoptic Nature Miracles”

Additional Studies:

  • Jerusalem Studies Program, St. John’s University, Ein Karem, Israel (summer 1996 and spring 1999)
  • Ein Gedi Excavations 1998 and 1999 seasons
  • Tiberias Excavation 2004
  • Hippos Excavation Project 2001 – present

Career Information

  • vicar, St. Paul’s, Cincinnati, OH 1979-1980
  • Assist./Assoc. Pastor, Messiah, St. Louis 1983-1987
  • Vacancy Pastor, Bethlehem, St. Louis 1989
  • Pastor, Peace Lutheran Church, Glidden, IA 1990-1994
  • Vacancy Pastor, Trinity, Coon Rapids, IA 1994
  • Asst. Professor, Concordia College, St. Paul 1994-1998
  • Director of Internet Services, Concordia University, Saint Paul 1996-1998; tech consultant, WebCT admin 1999-2001
  • Assoc. Professor, Concordia University, Saint Paul, 1998-2002
    • Tenure granted in 2001
  • Professor, Concordia University, Saint Paul, 2002-
  • Chairperson of the Department of Religion and Theology 2008-