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EDUCATIONAL VALUES

  • Christian virtue as central to a properly Christian education that shapes the whole person
  • Lifelong learning as a pursuit of God and his acts
  • Humility as the central component of true wisdom
  • Rigor with grace as a tool for inspiring young people to excellence
  • Joy in God as the pursuit of all of life

WORK

2017-Current
Cornerstone Church and Salt School of Theology, Ames, IA
Pastoral of Theological Development and Lecturer

EDUCATION

2013-2018
Trinity Evangelical Divinity School, Deerfield, IL
PhD in Systematic Theology
“Discerning the Thoughts and Intentionality of the Heart: Assessing Reformed Theological Psychology,” Kevin J. Vanhoozer supervising.

2009-2011
Dallas Theological Seminary, Dallas, TX
STM in Systematic Theology, 3.88 GPA
“The Epistemic Value of Aesthetic Judgments,” Douglas Blount supervising.

2005-2009
Faith Baptist Theological Seminary, Ankeny, IA
MA, MDiv, Summa Cum Laude, 4.0 GPA
Biblical Languages Award

2001-2005
Faith Baptist Bible College, Ankeny, IA
BA, with High Honors
Local Church Ministries Award, Student Body Vice President

AWARDS AND GRANTS

Trinity Evangelical Divinity School
Waybright Leadership Scholarship, $35,000 per year for four years

ACADEMIC EXPERIENCE

Trinity Journal, Deerfield, IL
2017-Present
Editorial Board
2015-2017
Assistant Book Review Editor                                                                           

2011-2013
Emmanuel Christian School, Toledo, OH
High School Teacher
Omnibus I, Ancient History; Omnibus II, Medieval History, Greek I, Senior Bible

2012-2013
Emmanuel Baptist Church, Toledo, OH
Teacher
The Bible as Authority; Romans

2012-2013
Clarks Summit University, Clarks Summit, PA
Adjunct Instructor
Introduction to Biblical Greek; Romans

Faith Baptist Theological Seminary, Ankeny, IA
Teaching Assistant
John Hartog III, Hebrew Exegesis
Paul Hartog, Church History

Mount Royal Business Institute, Chengdu, China
English Instructor, Summer Intensive English Program 

CONFERENCE PAPERS OR PRESENTATIONS

The One Conference
Mental Health and the Church,” September 28, 2019
Ames, IA

Cities Church, Special Event
“The Christian and Mental Health,” June 28, 2019
St. Paul, MN

Evangelical Theological Society, National Conference
“Locating the Affective: Why Theological Psychology Matters,” 2017
Providence, RI

“Calvin’s Psychology in its Renaissance and Medieval Context,” 2016
San Antonio, TX

Michael Polanyi Society, National Conference, Chicago, IL 2012
“The Value of the Arts for Concept Formation”

PUBLICATIONS

On Being a Church for the Weak,” Mere Orthodoxy.

“Lamentations and Psychological Trauma,” Christian Psychology. Forthcoming.

“Review of Michael Allen and Scott Swain’s Reformed Catholicity,” Trinity Journal. Forthcoming (Fall 2017).

“Review of Dru Johnson’s Biblical Knowing: A Scriptural Epistemology of Error,” Tradition and Discovery 40, no. 3 (2013-2014).

“Relevance and the Incarnation: A Gospel-Oriented Approach,” Baptist Bulletin Online, May 1, 2009.

LANGUAGES

English – native language
Greek – reading proficiency of Koine Greek
Hebrew – reading proficiency of Ancient Hebrew
German – Elementary reading proficiency of Modern German
French – Elementary reading proficiency of Modern French
Latin – Elementary reading proficiency of Ecclesiastical Latin

MEMBERSHIPS

Member of the Michael Polanyi Society
Full Member of the Evangelical Theological Society

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