Curriculum Vitae

Curriculum Vitae (August 2019)

EDUCATION                                                                                                    

2017    Ph.D., Biblical and Pentecostal Studies, Bangor University, Wales, UK. Thesis: A Theology of the Spirit in the Former Prophets: A Pentecostal Perspective (Advisor: John Christopher Thomas; Readers: William Kay and Jacqueline Grey)

2012    Graduate Studies (German for Reading Knowledge), University of Wisconsin-Madison

2012    M.Div.Honours, Theology and Old Testament, Providence Theological Seminary, Otterburne, MB. Thesis: The Theological Meaning and Significance of Yôm in Genesis One (Advisor: August Konkel; Reader: Tremper Longman III). Summa Cum Laude, Valedictorian

1999    B.A., Biblical Studies and Global Studies, Trinity Bible College, Ellendale, ND. Summa Cum Laude

ACADEMIC APPOINTMENTS                                                                      

2019-               Adjunct Professor of Biblical and Theological Studies, SUM Bible College and Theological Seminary, El Dorado Hills, CA

2019-               Adjunct Professor of Theology, North Central University, Minneapolis, MN

2018-               Visiting Lecturer of Old Testament, Asia Pacific Theological Seminary, Baguio City, The Philippines

2018-               Graduate Mentor, Global University, Springfield, MO

2013-2019       Associate Professor of Biblical and Theological Studies, Trinity Bible College & Graduate School, Ellendale, ND

2016-2018       Vice President of Academics, Trinity Bible College & Graduate School, Ellendale, ND

2012-2013       Instructor in Old Testament, Providence University College and Theological Seminary, Otterburne, MB

PASTORAL APPOINTMENTS                                                                       

2018-2019       Interim Lead Pastor, New Life Assembly of God, Ellendale, ND

2013-2019       Independent Preacher (worship services, camps, conferences, conventions), numerous denominations across the Upper Midwest

2003-2013       Pastor, Karlstad Assembly of God, Karlstad, MN

1999-2002       Pastor, Osnabrock Assembly of God, Osnabrock, ND

1999-2002       Pastor, Alsen Swiss Mennonite Church, Alsen, ND

PUBLICATIONS                                                                                                        

Books

_____  1 Kings. The Pentecostal Commentary on the Old Testament. Eds. Lee Roy Martin and John Christopher Thomas. Brill.

_____  Biblical and Theological Reflections on Community: Essays in Honour of August H. Konkel. Co-editor with Meghan Musy. McMaster Divinity College Press.

_____  Genesis. Two Volume Devotional based on The Passion Translation. BroadStreet Publishing.

_____  Reception History: Receiving Scripture in the Pentecostal and Charismatic Traditions. Co-editor with Martin W. Mittelstadt and Daniel D. Isgrigg. CPT Press.

_____  Theological Education in the Majority World: A Pentecostal Perspective. Co-editor with David Johnson. Wipf & Stock.

2018    A Theology of the Spirit in the Former Prophets: A Pentecostal Perspective. CPT Press.

Chapters

_____  “‘Until I, Deborah, Arose’ (Judges 4-5): A Pentecostal Reception History of Deborah toward Women in Ministry” in Rick Wadholm, Jr., Martin W. Mittelstadt, and Daniel D. Isgrigg, eds., Reception History: Receiving Scripture in the Pentecostal and Charismatic Traditions. CPT Press.

_____  “Prophetic Testimony for the Community: Reflections from 1 Kings 13 for the Church Today” in Rick Wadholm Jr and Meghan Musy, eds., Biblical and Theological Reflections on Community: Essays in Honour of August H. Konkel. McMaster Divinity College Press.

_____  “Andrew K. Gabriel” in David Bradnick, ed., Voices of the Spirit: A Primer to Contemporary Pentecostal Theology. Wipf & Stock.

_____  “Preaching the Old Testament as a Pentecostal” in Adam White and Jacqueline Grey, eds., Pentecostal Preaching. Publisher TBD.

2015    “N. T. Wright’s ‘Justification’ and the Cry of the Spirit” in Janet Meyer Everts and Jeffrey S. Lamp, eds., Pentecostal Theology and the Theological Vision of N.T. Wright: A Conversation (Cleveland, TN: CPT Press, 2015), pp. 60-75.        

2015     “Emerging Homiletics: A Pentecostal Response” in Lee Roy Martin, ed., Toward a Pentecostal Theology of Preaching (Cleveland, TN: CPT Press, 2015), pp. 258-270.

Academic Articles

_____  “Higher Education,” co-authored with William K. Kay, Brill’s Encyclopedia of Global Pentecostalism (Leiden: Brill).

_____  “Homiletics,” Brill’s Encyclopedia of Global Pentecostalism (Leiden: Brill).

2019    “Discerning God in 1 Kings 3: Wisdom in High Places and Pentecostal Praxis,” Journal of Pentecostal Theology 28 (2019): 1-14.

2015    “What’s in a Day?: The Theological Significance of Yôm in Genesis 1,” Didaskalia 24 (Spring 2015): 75-98.

2014    “Hadad-Rimmon,” Lexham Bible Dictionary (Bellingham, WA: Lexham Press).

2014     “Ono,” Lexham Bible Dictionary (Bellingham, WA: Lexham Press).

Journal Editing

2013-2019       Executive Editor of The Pentecostal Educator a bi-annual e-journal of the World Alliance for Pentecostal Theological Education

2017    “Volume Editorial” The Pentecostal Educator 4.2 (Fall 2017): 6-7.

2017     “Volume Editorial” The Pentecostal Educator 4.1 (Spring 2017): 6-7.

2016    “Volume Editorial” The Pentecostal Educator 3.2 (Fall 2016): 6-8.

2016     “Volume Editorial” The Pentecostal Educator 3.1 (Spring 2016): 6-7.

2015    “Volume Editorial” The Pentecostal Educator 2.2 (Fall 2015): 6-7.

2015     “Volume Editorial” The Pentecostal Educator 2.1 (Spring 2015): 7-8.

2014    “Volume Editorial” The Pentecostal Educator 1 (Fall 2014): 6-7.

Translations

_____  “1 Kings” in the Pentecostal and Charismatic Translation.

_____  “Judith” in the New English Translation (Apocrypha/Deutero-canon) – providing translation with critical commentary to the book of Judith.

_____ Translation consultant for “Joshua, Judges, Ruth” in The Passion Translation (BroadStreet Publishing).

2019    Translation consultant for “Genesis” in The Passion Translation (BroadStreet Publishing).

Reviews

_____  Cletus L. Hull, III, The Wisdom of the Cross and the Power of the Spirit in the Corinthian Church: Grounding Pneumatic Experiences and Renewal Studies in the Cross of Christ (Wipf & Stock, 2018) in PneumaReview.

_____  James Daryn Henry, The Freedom of God: A Study in the Pneumatology of Robert Jenson (Minneapolis: Fortress Academic, 2018) in Pneuma.

_____  Teresa Chai and David Johnson, Eds., The Old Testament in Theology and Teaching: Essays in Honor of Kay Fountain (Baguio, Philippines: APTS Press, 2018) in the Asian Journal of Pentecostal Theology.

_____  Terence E. Fretheim, What Kind of God?: Collected Essays of Terence E. Fretheim. Eds. Michael J. Chan, and Brent A. Strawn (Eisenbrauns, 2015) in the Journal for the Evangelical Study of the Old Testament.

_____  Brian Neil Peterson. Genesis as Torah: Reading Narrative as Legal Instruction (Cascade, 2018) in the Scandinavian Journal of the Old Testament.

_____  Roger Stronstad. A Pentecostal Biblical Theology: Turning Points in the Story of Redemption (Cleveland, TN: CPT, 2016) in the Asian Journal of Pentecostal Theology.

_____  Christopher J. H. Wright. How to Preach & Teach the Old Testament for All Its Worth (Grand Rapids, MI: Zondervan, 2016) in Journal for the Evangelical Study of the Old Testament.

2019    Roy L. Heller. The Characters of Elijah and Elisha and the Deuteronomic Evaluation of Prophecy: Miracles and Manipulation (LHBOTS 671; London: Bloomsbury T & T Clark, 2018) in the Bulletin for Biblical Research 29.1 (2019): 85-87.

2019     John Goldingay, Old Testament Ethics: A Guided Tour (Downers Grove, IL: IVP Academic, 2019) in Influence Magazine (April 16, 2019).

2018    Christopher R. J. Holmes. The Lord is Good: Seeking the God of the Psalter (Studies in Christian Doctrine and Scripture; Downers Grove, IL: IVP Academic, 2018) in the Bulletin for Biblical Research 28.4 (2018): 651-653.

2018     Richard D. Nelson. Judges: A Critical & Rhetorical Commentary (London: T&T Clark, 2017) in Themelios 43.3 (2018): 464-465.

2018     Richard P. Belcher, Jr. Finding Favour in the Sight of God: A Theology of Wisdom Literature (NSBT; Downers Grove, IL: IVP Academic, 2018) in Influence.

2018     Rick D. Moore and Brian Neil Peterson. Voice, Word, and Spirit: A Pentecostal Old Testament Survey (Nashville, TN: Abingdon, 2017) in Pneuma 40.1-2 (2018): 272-274.

2018     Jeremiah Campbell. Say What? A Biblical and Historical Journey on the Connection between the Holy Spirit, Prophecy, and Tongues (Eugene, OR: Wipf & Stock, 2018) in PneumaReview (Summer 2018).

2016    Stanley Hauerwas and William Willimon. The Holy Spirit (Knoxville, TN: Abingdon, 2015) in Themelios 41.2 (2016): 371-72.

2016     Matthew Newkirk. Just Deceivers: An Exploration of the Motif of Deception in the Books of Samuel (Eugene, OR: Pickwick, 2015) in Journal for the Evangelical Study of the Old Testament 5.1 (2016): 102-4.

2016     Serge Frolov. Judges (Grand Rapids, MI: Eerdmans, 2013) in The Pentecostal Educator 3.2 (Fall 2016): 45-47.

2015    Walter Bottom of FormBrueggemann. Sabbath as Resistance: Saying No to the Culture of Now (Louisville, KY: Westminster John Knox, 2014) in Pneuma Review (Spring 2015).

2015     Samuel Wells and George Sumner. Esther & Daniel. Brazos Theological Commentary on the Bible (Grand Rapids, MI: Brazos, 2014) in Trinity Journal 36.1 (Spring 2015): 115-116.

2014    Dony K. Donev. The Life and Ministry of Rev. Ivan Voronaev: Now with a Special Addition of the (Un)Forgotten Story of the Voronaev Children ([S.l.]: Spasen Publishers, 2011) in Pneuma Review 17 (Fall 2014).

2014     John Christopher Thomas, The Apocalypse: A Literary and Theological Commentary (Cleveland, TN: CPT Press, 2012) in Pneuma Review (Summer 2014).

2012    David G. Firth and Paul D. Wegner, eds., Presence, Power, and Promise: The Role of the Spirit of God in the Old Testament (Downers Grove, IL: IVP Academic, 2011) in Enrichment Journal 17.4 (Fall 2012): 136.

CONFERENCE PAPERS AND INVITED PRESENTATIONS                     

_____  “Bonhoeffer Meets Macchia: Toward a Pentecostal – Pneumatic and Embodied – Christocentric Ethic” – Paper to be presented at the 2020 Annual Meeting of the Society for Pentecostal Studies in Costa Mesa, CA

_____  “On Ladies, Women-Folk, and Wives’ Tales in 1-2 Kings: A Pentecostal Literary-Theological Retelling” – Paper to be presented at the 2020 Annual Meeting of the Society for Pentecostal Studies in Costa Mesa, CA

2019     “‘Until I, Deborah, Arose’ (Judges 4-5): A Pentecostal Reception History of Deborah toward Women in Ministry” – Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Society for Pentecostal Studies in Lanham, MD

2019     “A Theological Response to ‘God Forgive Us for Being Women’” – Panel response presented at the Annual Meeting of the Society for Pentecostal Studies in Lanham, MD

2018     “Discerning God in 1 Kings 3: Wisdom in High Places and Pentecostal Praxis” – Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Society of Biblical Literature in Denver, CO

2018     “The Liberating Spirit of the Judges” – Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Society for Pentecostal Studies, Cleveland, TN

2018     “The Spirit through the Scriptures” – Invited day-long lectures for continuing education of ministers in the Philippine General Council of the Assemblies of God, Manila, Philippines

2018     “Lost in Translation(s): A Brief Study of Translations and the Theories behind Them” – Paper presented at The Socratic Club, Trinity Bible College & Graduate School

2018     “Apocalypse Now: A Brief Introduction to Apocalyptic Literature” – Paper presented at The Socratic Club, Trinity Bible College & Graduate School

2017    “Teaching the Old Testament as a Pentecostal” – Paper presented at the Triennial Meeting of the Asia Pacific Theological Association, Siem Reap, Cambodia

2017     “Toward a Pentecostal Hermeneutic of the Former Prophets” – Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Society for Pentecostal Studies, St. Louis, MO

2016    “When Prophets Play the Lyre: Saul and the Strings of the Spirit” – Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Society for Pentecostal Studies, San Demas, CA

2016     “A Brief Sketch of the Life and Theology of Dietrich Bonhoeffer” – Paper presented at The Socratic Club, Trinity Bible College & Graduate School

2015    “Finding the Spirit in the Former Prophets: A Historical Survey with Help from Elisha (2 Kings 2.13-18)” – Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Society for Pentecostal Studies, Lakeland, FL

2015     “A Lot for Casting or Casting Our Lot upon the Lord: On the Casting of Lots and Pentecostal Praxis” – Paper presented at The Socratic Club, Trinity Bible College & Graduate School

2014    “The Doubled Portion Spirit as Sign of the True Son of the Prophet” – Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Society of Biblical Literature, San Diego, CA

2014     “The Theological Significance of Yôm in Genesis One” – Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Society for Pentecostal Studies, Springfield, MO

2013    “What Time Is It? The Theological Motifs of Time in Genesis One” – Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Canadian Society of Biblical Studies, Victoria, BC

2013     “Emerging Homiletics: A Pentecostal Response” – Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Society for Pentecostal Studies, Seattle, WA

2011    “N.T.Wright’s ‘Justification’ and the Cry of the Spirit” – Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Society for Pentecostal Studies, Memphis, TN

COURSES, LECTURES, AND THESIS SUPERVISIONS                                     

Graduate

2019    Advanced Exegesis of 1 Kings

            Old Testament History

2018    Old Testament Introduction

            Former Prophets

2017    Thesis Proposals

2016    Research Methods

            Thesis Proposals

2015    Contemporary Preaching and Communication

            Research Methods

            Reflective Leadership Context Assessment

2014    Research Methods

2012    “Deuteronomy” in Pentateuch

            “Lexical Semantics” in Hermeneutics

Graduate Mentoring

2019    Graduate Greek 1

        Greek Exegesis of the Letter to the Hebrews

        Lukan Pneumatology

            Research Methods

        The Biblical Theology of Missions

            The Gospels

Online Graduate

2019    Seminary Disciplines

2016    Research Methods

Undergraduate

2019    Apocalyptic Literature and the Revelation

            Hermeneutics

            Pentecostal Heritage

            The Life and Theology of Dietrich Bonhoeffer

2018    Advanced Preaching

            Former Prophets

            Hermeneutics

        Holy Land Studies

        Jeremiah

        Principles of Preaching

        Senior Seminar – Ministerial

2017    Advanced Preaching

            Biblical Hebrew 1a

            Daniel and Ezekiel

            Pentateuch

            Principles of Preaching

            Senior Seminar – Ministerial

2016    Advanced Preaching

            Biblical Hebrew 2b

            Former Prophets

            Hebrew Poetry and Wisdom Literature

            Pentecostal Heritage

            Principles of Preaching

            Readings in Theology

            Senior Seminar – Ministerial

2015    Advanced Preaching

            Apocalyptic Literature and the Revelation

            Biblical Hebrew 1b

            Biblical Hebrew 2a

            Hermeneutics

            Jeremiah

            Minor Prophets

            Pentecostal Heritage

            Principles of Preaching

            Senior Seminar – Ministerial

2014    Advanced Preaching

            Biblical Hebrew 1a

            Hermeneutics

            Johannine Literature

            Pentateuch

            Pentecostal Heritage

            Principles of Preaching

            Senior Seminar – Ministerial

2013    Former Prophets

            Hebrew Poetry and Wisdom Literature

            Hermeneutics

            Introduction to Philosophy

            Principles of Preaching

Online Undergraduate

2019    God and the Gospel

        Old Testament Major Prophets

            Interpreting and Understanding the Bible

        Hermeneutics

2018    Advanced Preaching

        Hermeneutics

2016    Pentecostal Heritage

        Senior Seminar – Ministerial

Thesis Supervisions

_____ “The Role of the Holy Spirit in Liberating Those Captured in Idolatry as Demonstrated in First Corinthians” – MTh Thesis for Continental Theological Seminary – Charles Gravely          

2017    “A Comparative Study on Church Planting and the Live Dead Model” – MA Thesis for Trinity Graduate School – Melody Skaar

2017 “Pentecostal Pastors & Chronic Suffering: A Sample of Assemblies of God Literature” – MA Thesis for Trinity Graduate School – Randolph Hahne Jr.

LANGUAGE COMPETENCIES                                                                     

Biblical Aramaic – Basic Proficiency

Biblical Hebrew – High Proficiency

German (for reading) – Basic Proficiency

Koine Greek – High Proficiency

Ugaritic – High Proficiency

SERVICE EXPERIENCES                                                                              

2019    Co-Founder and Chair, The Socratic Club of Trinity Bible College &            Graduate School (start: 2014)

           Volunteer Visitation Pastor, Ellendale Nursing Homes (start: 2013)

            Missions Leader, Washington, DC

            Volunteer, Food Pantry, Ellendale, ND

2018    Missions Leader, Tennessee

            Missions Leader, Serve Our City, Ellendale, ND

2017    Missions Leader, Cambodia

           Missions Leader, Missouri

            Missions Leader, Armenia

            Missions Leader, Serve Our City, Ellendale, ND

2016-   Member, Library and Research Committee, Society for Pentecostal            Studies

2016    Missions Leader, Brazil

            Missions Leader, Serve Our City, Ellendale, ND

2015    Church Planting Coach, Celebration Church, East Grand Forks, MN            (start: 2011)

2014    Chair, Biblical Studies Interest Group Session, Society for Pentecostal            Studies

2013-   Co-Founder, Chair, and Advisor, Society for Pentecostal Studies:            Student Caucus

2013    Assistant Presbyter, NW Section, Minnesota District Council of the            Assemblies of God (start: 2005)

           Board Member, Eagles Nest Ministry, Redby, MN (start: 2005)

           Board Member, Warren Assembly of God, Warren, MN (start: 2005)

           Squad Chief, Tri-County Ambulance Serive (start: 2005)

           Secretary/Treasurer, Ministerial Association, Karlstad, MN (start:            2004)

           Board Member, Ministerial Representative, Tri-County Schools            Advisory Board (start: 2004)

           Chair, Biblical Studies Interest Group Session, Society for Pentecostal            Studies

2012-   Board Member, Alumni Board, Providence Theological Seminary

2012    Chair, Biblical Studies Interest Group Session, Society for Pentecostal            Studies

2008    Missions Leader, Italy

2001    Missions Leader, El Salvador

2000    Missions Leader, Romania

1999    President, Theological Society, Trinity Bible College (start: 1996)

1997    Missions Leader, Mexico

1996    Treasurer, Theological Society, Trinity Bible College (start: 1995)

AWARDS AND HONORS                                                                               

2019    Education Vision Award, Trinity Bible College & Graduate School

            Ministry Vision Award, Trinity Bible College & Graduate School

2016    Warren D. Schlect Teacher of the Year, Trinity Bible College &                       Graduate School

            Education Vision Award, Trinity Bible College & Graduate School

2015    Education Vision Award, Trinity Bible College & Graduate School

1999    Sigma Chi Pi Award, Assemblies of God Department of Higher                       Education

CREDENTIALS AND MEMBERSHIPS                                                                  

2016-   Institute for Biblical Research

2015-   Canadian American Theological Association

2012-   Canadian Society of Biblical Studies

2008-   International Bonhoeffer Society

2008-   Society of Biblical Literature

2008-   Society for Pentecostal Studies

1999-   Ordained Minister with the Assemblies of God, USA