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  • Ph.D., Vanderbilt University, 2003
  • M.A., Vanderbilt University, 1999
  • M.A., Mennonite Brethren Biblical Seminary, 1992
  • B.A., Tabor College, 1978
My primary mission in teaching is to encourage students to deepen their love for the church and its complexities, and to gain both knowledge and appreciation for the Christian tradition. I want students to think about what they believe and why they believe it and to see how those beliefs have been shaped by their theological tradition, their culture and their own experience. As an Anabaptist, I am also committed to the belief that theological reflection is a community task. I want to encourage students to engage in theological conversation with each other as preparation for ministry in the church and world.

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