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A.B., Oberlin College
B.D., Yale Divinity School
M.A., Ph.D., Claremont Graduate School
Acting Dean and President, CDSP, 1987-88, 1989-90, 1994-95
President and Dean, CDSP, 1995-2010
I have taught Old Testament at CDSP since 1972. Presently Professor of Old Testament, but have had administrative roles at CDSP and the GTU as well. In addition to Old Testament and biblical studies, I have taught Christian Education, homiletics, and other multidisciplinary courses and topics with CDSP and GTU colleagues.
My primary vocation has always been teaching. Because of the context and content of my teaching, I have become relatively well developed as a theological educator, believing that theological education is critically important for the church to do mission and ministry effectively and well. My own special interests have consistently resided at the interface between the Bible (and other authoritative traditions in communities of faith) and the challenges and opportunities of contemporary living. Simply put, I have always been interested in the “so what?” and the "what difference does it make?" questions. I try as hard as I can to work with students to explore ways to make the Old Testament become a valuable resource in formulating and addressing these questions and issues—hopefully experiencing joy of learning new things.