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Ph.D., Fuller Graduate School of Intercultural Studies
Th.M., Dallas Theological Seminary
B.S., United States Air Force Academy
Jordan Evangelical Theological Seminary (D. Min): Principles & Practices of Education, Philosophy of Education, Historical Geography of Israel/Palestine, Arabs in the Ancient Near East.
Department of Arabic Language and Literature, American University of Cairo: Modern Arabic Novel and Islamic Institutions.
Center for Arabic Studies Abroad, CASA I and CASA Summer, American University of Cairo. One year and two summers of modern standard and colloquial Arabic, including courses on Qur’an and Sufism by professors from Al-Azhar University and Dar al-Ulum, and a private tutorial on Christianity and contemporary Islam with Dr. George Anawati, Director, Dominican Institute for Oriental Studies.
Associate Professor, Dallas International University (2013-present)
- Core Components of Islam, Introduction to Islam
- Dynamics of Contextualization, Communication and Service in Muslim Contexts
- Understanding the Qur’an
- Arabic 1, Arabic 2, Arabic 3, Colloquial Arabic
- Abrahamic Community Internship
Visiting lecturer on Islam, International Graduate School of Leadership, Manila, Philippines (Jan 2020).
Lead instructor, Encountering the World of Islam, eleven courses in Eurasia (2010-2014).
Adjunct Professor, The Master’s College, Introduction to Islam (fall, 2012)
Associate Professor, William Carey International University, MA-Global Civilizations (2010-2012).
Adjunct Professor, Washington Bible College, Capital Bible Seminary (2006-2007).
Associate Professor, William Carey International University (2003-2006), also serving as:
Adjunct Professor, BIOLA University: Early Christian History/Acts
Adjunct Professor, Fuller Graduate School of Intercultural Studies: Qur’anic Arabic & Exegesis
Adjunct Professor, Biblical International College: Introduction to Islam
Associate Professor, Jordan Evangelical Theological Seminary (1993-2001)
Courses taught (in Arabic):
- Old Testament Prophets
- Pauline Epistles
- General Epistles-Revelation
- Kingdom of God
- Spiritual Formation
- Small Group Discipleship
- Middle Eastern Methods of Service
- Seminar in Islamic Studies
- Comparative Religion
Advisory Board, Journal of Language, Culture and Religion (2020-present).
Director, MA in Abrahamic Studies (2015-present)
Academic Affairs Committee, Dallas International University (2014-2022)
Chair, Abraham Center, Dallas International University (2013-2022).
Director, bi-annual Abraham Conference, Dallas International University (2013-2021).
Distance Education Enhancement Project (DEEP) committee, Dallas Int’l University (2018-2020).
Education Program Director, Partner Aid International, North Darfur, Sudan (2007-2009).
Academic dean, Jordan Evangelical Theological Seminary (1993-2001).
- Global Ministries Scholarship, Fuller School of Intercultural Studies, 2003 and 2004.
- Center for Arabic Studies Abroad, CASA I. Full scholarships for study of modern standard and colloquial Arabic at the American University of Cairo, 1989-1990 and summer 1988.
- Humanitarian Service Award, North Darfur, Sudan, 2009.
- Alumni of the Year, Greenhills High School, Cincinnati, Ohio, 2009.
- Islamic Studies Award, Fuller Graduate School of Intercultural Studies, 2005.
- Outstanding Service as Academic Dean, Jordan Evangelical Theological Seminary, 2001.
- Distinguished Service as Academic Dean, Jordan Evangelical Theological Seminary, 1999.
- USAF Academy: Superintendents & Commandants lists, 1970-71, Deans List, 1970-74.
- Congressional Appointment to U.S. Air Force Academy, 1970.
- Citizen of the Year, Hugh Watson Post 530, Greenhills, Ohio, 1970.
- I Dare You Award (for outstanding character) Greenhills High School, 1970.
- Cincinnati Post-Times All-City All-Star (football), 1969.
- Boys State delegate, Ohio University, 1969.
SELECT PUBLISHED WORKS
202? Co-authored with Ungaran Rashid. “The ‘Son of God’ in the Gospel of John and Its Relevance for Muslim-Christian Dialogue.” In Interfaith Research, Education, and Practice – Beyond the Divide, edited by Johannes M. Luetz, Denise A. Austin, and Adis Duderija. Singapore: Springer Nature, forthcoming.
2023. “Christian Zionism: A Missiological Emergency.” Journal of the Evangelical Missiological Society. Vol. 3, no. 1: 89-107.
2023. “The Role of Ishmael in the Divine Drama: Act 2.” Journal of Linguistics, Culture & Religion. Vol. 4, no. 1.
2022. “The Role of Ishmael in the Divine Drama: Act 1.” Journal of Linguistics, Culture & Religion. Vol 3, no. 2; 55-69.
2012. A Model for Theologizing in Arab Muslim Contexts. Pasadena, CA: WCIU Press.
2004. “Premillennialism between Iraq and a Hard Place: Context-Specific Theological Reflections” in Christian Witness in Pluralistic Contexts in the Twenty-first Century. Enoch Wan, editor, pp. 65-82. Pasadena, CA: William Carey Library.
2003. “A Middle Way in the Middle East.” Christianity Today (April): 84-86.
SELECT CONFERENCE PRESENTATIONS
2023. EMS South Central Regional, Dallas. “Educating for Contextualization: Disconcerting Divine Contextualization in the Old Testament.”
2023. ETS Southwest Regional, Ft. Worth. “The Kingdom of God and the Land.”
2022. ETS National, Denver. “Zionism and the Christian.”
2022. Asia Society of Frontier Missiology (online). “Appropriate Interfaith Hermeneutics.”
2022. United Bible Societies TAZI (online). “Disconcerting Contextualization in the Old Testament.”
2022. EMS South Central Regional, Dallas. “Christian Zionism or Reconciliation?”
2021. Abraham 2021, Dallas. “Muslim-Christian Dialog on the ‘Son of God’: Paratext for the Gospel of John?”
2021. EMS South Central Regional and National, Dallas. “The Role of Ishmael in the Divine Drama.”
2019. EMS National, Dallas. Plenary session: “A Response to Martin Accad’s ‘Reaching across the Muslim-Christian Divide.’”
2018. EMS Regional & National, Dallas. “Presenting the Good News to Honor/Shame Minded Muslims.”
2017. EMS Regional and National, Dallas. “A Model for Facilitating Indigenous Theologies.”
2016. United Bible Societies TAZI, Istanbul, Turkey. “Recycling Islamic Religious Vocabulary in Bible Translation” and “Reasons to Relax over Divine Father/Son Terminology.”
2011. ETS National, San Francisco. “Closing the Christological Chasm with Islam over ‘the Son of God’.”
2022. World Hussein Peace Day, Islamic Institute of Learning in the Metroplex, Plano, Texas, Oct. 2. “The Role of Religion in the Prevention and Treatment of Substance Abuse.”
2021. Presented story of the first martyr in human history (Abel) and panelist for “Witnesses of Humanity,” University of Texas at Dallas.
2021. Presented with Ungaran Rashid, “The ‘Son of God’ in the Gospel of John and Its Relevance for Muslim-Christian Dialogue.” Beyond the Divide: Spiritual Education Across Faiths and Cultures, July 7-8. The Centre for Intercultural Research and Engagement, Alphacrucis College, and The Centre for Religious Moderation and Diversity, the Islamic State University, Yogyakarta.
2012. Led weekly interfaith study of the Qur’an and biblical scriptures in Pasadena, CA, Jan-June.
2011. Public Symposium on “The Way of Salvation” with Bashir Vania and Muhammad Cardovio, Johannesburg, S. Africa, July.
2010. Official participant at the invitation of the Algerian Ministry of Religious Affairs to the “Consultation on Freedom of Worship,” Algiers, Algeria, February.
2010. Muslim-Christian Dialogue with Masood Khan, William Carey International University, Pasadena, California, May.
2010. Iftar address, Society of Egyptian-Americans, Los Angeles, Ramadan/September.
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