Associate Professor of Systematic Theology

History-Theology-Society Division

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B.A., Wittenberg University, 1986; M.Div., Lutheran School of Theology, 1991; Ph.D., Marquette University, 2004; Staff, Ohio Governor’s Office of Communications, Columbus, OH, 1986-87; Pastorate: Tyrone, PA, 1991-97; Interim Pastorate: Milwaukee, WI, 1999; Pastorate: Milwaukee, WI, 2000-05; Teaching Assistant, Marquette University, 1997-99; Adjunct Instructor, Marquette University, 2000-02, 2004-05; Assistant Professor of Systematic Theology, Trinity, 2005-2010, Associate Professor of Systematic Theology, Trinity July 2010-.


  •   “’Rebirth into Ecclesia:’ Hinlicky on the Spirit, Church, and Christian Mission.” Pro Ecclesia XXVI, No. 2 (Spring 2017): 169-174.
  •  “A Lutheran Exploration of Spiritual Empowerment, Pentecostal-Style.” Lutheran Forum Vol. 51, No. 2 (Summer 2017): 47-50.
  •  “Theology of the Cross and the Experience of God’s Presence: A Lutheran Response to Pentecostal Wonderings.” Dialog: A Journal of Theology Vol. 55, No. 4 (Winter 2016): 316-323.
  • “The Holy Spirit and the Church in Lutheran Preaching.” In The Holy Spirit and the Church: Ecumenical Reflections with Pastoral Perspectives on ‘The Church: Towards a Common Vision,’ Ashgate Contemporary Ecclesiology, ed. Thomas Hughson, S.J., 3-24.  London: Routledge, 2016.
  •  “An Ecclesia and Missio Crucis: Douglas John Hall’s Contribution to the Missional Church Conversation.” Dialog: A Journal of Theology, Vol. 54, No. 2 (Summer 2015): 162-170.