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  • Meet our Faculty at our Virtual Events

    MDC invites you to join us for a virtual meet-and-greet event with our faculty members.

    For students interested in our Doctor of Philosophy, Master of Arts, and Doctor of Practical Theology degrees.


    Meet our New Testament Faculty
    Tuesday, November 24, 2020 | 1:30pm (EST)
    Register for this event to meet:

    Dr. Stanley Porter

    Dr. Cynthia Westfall

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    Dr. Francis Pang

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    Dr. Phil Strickland


    Meet our Old Testament Faculty
    Wednesday, November 25, 2020 | 1:00pm (EST)
    Register for this event to meet:

    Dr. Mark Boda

    Dr. Paul Evans

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    Dr. Gus Konkel

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    Dr. Mary Conway


    Meet our Ministry Studies Faculty
    Monday, November 23, 2020 | 1:30pm (EST)
    *Students interested in our Doctor of Practical Theology degree should register for this event!
    Register for this event to meet:

    Dr. Michael Knowles

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    Dr. Phil Zylla

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    Dr. Lee Beach

    Porter portrait

    Dr. Wendy Porter

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    Dr. Kelvin Mutter


    Meet our Theological Studies Faculty
    Wednesday, November 25, 2020 | 2:30pm (EST)
    Register for this event to meet:

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    Dr. Gord Heath

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    Dr. Steve Studebaker



  • Student, Alumni, and Faculty Presentations at ETS/SBL/AAR 2020

    ETS 72nd Annual Meeting

    Pastoral Epistles | November 16, 1:30 – 2:25 PM
    Stanley E. Porter, President and Dean
    Arguments For and Against Pauline Authorship of the Pastoral Epistles

    Old Testament: Psalms and Wisdom Literature | November 16, 8:30 – 9:25 PM
    Daniel Kim (PhD student)
    How Parental Teaching in Prov. 1–9 Uses the OT Canon In Light of Culler’s Presupposition Theory

    New Testament: General Studies | November 17, 2:30 – 3:25 PM
    Zachary Dawson (PhD student)
    The Theological Consequences of Q in Light of Recent Synoptic Gospel Research

    Church History: Mission to Muslims | November 18, 6:30 – 7:25 PM
    Gordon Heath, Professor of Christian History
    ‘The accursed partnership of Turk and Teuton’: American Churches and the Armenian Genocide

    New Testament Greek Language and Exegesis | November 19, 2:30 – 3:25 PM
    Ji Hoe Kim (PhD student)
    Beyond the Paragraph: Using Cohesive Harmony for Grouping Paragraphs in James 1 as a Test Case

    Johannine Literature | November 19, 5:30 – 6:25 PM
    Tat Yu Lam (PhD ’20)
    A Study of Johannine Σημεῖα in Light of the Tabernacle Σημεῖα Using John 4:46–54 as an Example

    Old Testament Prophetic and Apocalyptic Books | November 19, 6:30 – 7:25 PM
    Julie Dykes (PhD student)
    Inverting Good and Evil: Thematic Chiasm in the Woes of Isaiah 5

    Septuagint Studies | November 20, 8:30 – 9:25 AM
    Jennifer Brown Jones (PhD ’20)
    Paper title TBA

    Models of God | November 20, 2:30 – 3:25 PM
    Andrew Gabriel (PhD ’10)
    A Pentecostal Perspective on the Filioque Controversy

    Evangelicals and Gender | November 20, 8:30 – 9:25 PM
    Cynthia Long Westfall, Associate Professor of New Testament
    Male and Female, One in Christ: Galatians 3:26–29

    SBL/IBR/AAR 2020 Annual Meetings

    P30-306 International Organization for Septuagint and Cognate Studies | Monday, November 30, 5:00pm-6:30pm
    Claude E. Cox, Adjunct Professor
    The Translator’s Commitment to Preserving Elements of the Linguistic Makeup of the Source Text in Old Greek Job

    S1-303 SBL Biblical Hebrew Poetry Section | Tuesday, December 1, 5:00pm-7:00pm
    Meghan D. Musy (PhD)
    Hearing the Ascent: Exploring Voicing and Movement in the Psalms of the Ascents

    S2-212 SBL Ritual in the Biblical World Section | Wednesday, December 2, 1:00pm-3:00pm
    Goran Zivkovic (PhD student)
    Exiles in the Homeland: Ritual Purification and (Re)construction of the Social Identity of Israel in Zechariah

    P2-307 IBR Research Group – Biblical Violence | Wednesday, December 2, 5:00pm-7:00pm
    Joel Barker (PhD)
    “I Will Strike Them Down”: The Function of Threats of Divine Violence in Numbers: The Function of Threats of Divine Violence in Numbers

    S7-102SBL Book of the Twelve Prophets Section | Thursday, December 3, 10:00am-12:00pm
    Goran Zivkovic (PhD student)
    Blending the Seemingly Unblendable: Purity in the Book of Malachi

    S7-105 SBL Intertextuality and the Hebrew Bible/Intertextuality in the New Testament | Monday, December 7, 10:00am-12:00pm
    Respondent: Cynthia Long Westfall, Associate Professor of New Testament
    Theme: Human Violence in the Hebrew Bible, Early Jewish Writings, and the New Testament

    P7-207 IBR Theme: Emerging Scholarship in Biblical Studies | Monday, December 7, 1:00pm-3:00pm
    Kevin Foth (PhD Student)
    Toward a Poetics of the Righteous and the Wicked in the Psalms

    S8-103 SBL Biblical Hebrew Poetry Section | Tuesday, December 8, 10:00 AM–12:00 PM
    Presiding: Beth M. Stovell (PhD)
    Theme: Blessing and Cursing in Ancient Hebrew Poetry and Beyond

    S8-209 SBL Nature Imagery and Conceptions of Nature in the Bible Consultation | Tuesday, December 8, 1:00 PM–3:00 PM
    Presiding: Mark J. Boda, Professor of Old Testament
    Theme: Tree Images (in the Wild and in Agriculture): Themes and Functions

    S8-301/A8-315 SBL Reading, Theory, and the Bible Section | Tuesday, December 8, 4:00pm-6:00pm
    David J. Fuller (PhD)
    Coding and Speech, Writing and Desire: Reading 2 Enoch with Deleuze and Guattari

    S8-401 SBL Intertextuality in the New Testament Section | Tuesday, December 8, 7:00 PM–9:00 PM
    Xiaxia Xue (PhD)
    Paul’s Concept of the Messiah in the Letter to the Romans: An Intertextual Analysis

    P9-306 IBR Research Group – Isaiah and Intertextuality | Wednesday, December 9, 5:00 PM–7:00 PM
    Beth M. Stovell (PhD)
    Of King and Coal: Hearing and Hardening: Ezekiel’s Intertextual Use of Isaiah in Conceptualizing Divine Presence and Prophetic Call

    Mark Boda, Professor of Old Testament
    Isaiah in Zechariah: Assyria and Babylon in the Redemptive Plan for Zion 

    S10-103 SBL Literature and History of the Persian Period Section | Thursday, December 10, 1:00am-12:00pm
    David J. Fuller (PhD)
    Finding a (Persian) Home for Habakkuk: Context and Criteria for Situating Prophecy

    P10-304 IBR Research Group – Linguistics and the Biblical Text | Thursday, December 10, 5:00pm-7:00pm
    David J. Fuller (PhD)
    Cohesion as a Criterion for the Pragmatics of Biblical Hebrew Word Order: A New Proposal

    A8-315/S8-301 Sacred Texts, Theory, and Theological Construction Unit and SBL Reading, Theory and the Bible Unit | Tuesday, December 8, 4:00pm-6:00pm
    David J. Fuller (PhD)
    Coding and Speech, Writing and Desire: Reading 2 Enoch with Deleuze and Guattari

    A10-111 Religion, Holocaust, and Genocide Unit | Thursday, December 10 11:00am-1:00pm
    Lily An Kim (DPT Student)
    Missing and Murdered Esther, Metis ‘Queen’ of the Munsee: Spiritual Mutism and Colonial Origins in North America