Today was a tear-filled day as I announced my resignation to Karlstad Assembly of God effective the end of July. I have been asked to join the faculty of Trinity Bible College in Ellendale, ND as Assistant Professor of Biblical and Theological Studies. I will be teaching primarily Old Testament, but also hermeneutics (Biblical interpretation) and homiletics (preaching) even while I continue my PhD studies through Bangor University – Wales, UK.
This is an exciting adventure before us, but it is heart-wrenching to leave our church and community that we have grown to love deeply.
There have been many tears shed in our family even as we look with anticipation to what the Lord has for our future. We ask you all to join with us in praying for the Lord’s blessing and care through this transition as we are sent out for new opportunities to be and to make disciples elsewhere.
Some of My Publications
Community: Biblical and Theological Reflections in Honor of August H. Konkel
Pentecostal Theological Education in the Majority World: The Graduate and Post-Graduate Level. Vol. 1
Receiving Scripture in the Pentecostal Tradition: A Reception History
A Theology of the Spirit in the Former Prophets: A Pentecostal Perspective
"Emerging Homiletics: A Pentecostal Response" in
"N.T. Wright's Justification and the Cry of the Spirit" in
- Concerning Contexts for Interpretation of Scripture February 19, 2022
- Hearing the Prophets on Justice: A Response April 27, 2021
- Proverbs 31 and the Virtuous Woman March 11, 2021
- Genesis 2.18 and the “Not Good” of Creation: Random Reflections February 3, 2021
- A Quick Exodus: A Brief Response January 4, 2021
- baptism in the Holy Spirit
- Biblical hermeneutics
- Biblical Interpretation
- Christ Jesus
- Holy Spirit
- literary interpretation
- Old Testament
- Society for Pentecostal Studies
- Trinity Bible College
What a moment. Congratulations and God’s best!
Take it from me–teaching OT properly in an A/G school is far from easy!
Any tips to pass along are welcomed. 🙂
Praying with you in the transition. What a wonderful opportunity to impact many lives!!! I pray that it will be a positive change for each of your children
We appreciate that greatly Barb.
Congratulations! You’re right–change can be a heart-wrenching process. Praying for you and your family in the days ahead.
Thanks much, Ben.
Condolences and congratulations! Unfortunately all transitions are bitter sweet with an ending and a beginning. Praying your familty loves the adventure and feels the same excitement you feel. You will be an excellent professor!
Thank you for that.
God’s richest blessings to you! What a wonderful opportunity, but so sad to see you go. I think your kids are every bit as much grandkids to Paul & Shirley as our two are. Your family has been such a blessing, and we know you will continue to be a blessing wherever God places you. You are going to make a wonderful professor!
Thank you for your thoughtful words Jenny. Your folks have been family for us and we love you all dearly.
I was not in your church, but I enjoyed the one OT class I took with you at Providence. Best of luck
It was great having you in class Robert. Thanks!
Congratiulations, Rick. I will try not to envy you. May God richly bless you and Trinity in the upcoming years.