Name A Seminary Professor Who Influenced Your Ministry

Started by Dave Likeness, January 30, 2013, 01:51:29 PM

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Dave Likeness

Thanks Navy Jeff for your comments, I appreciate
your honesty in describing your journey.  Yes,
we need pastors in the pulpit who proclaim law
and gospel in the state of Pennsylvania.  It is
necessary for the people in the pew to hear
a Christ-centered, Bible-based, Life-related
sermon.  Blessings on your ministry.

NavyJeff

Every week day at three pm, i have a cup of tea and sit down with CFW Walther's Law and Gospel: How to read and apply the Bible. I work very hard to bring this every time i preach: the proper distinction btween law and Gospel.

LutherMan

Quote from: NavyJeff on February 02, 2013, 08:07:47 PM
Every week day at three pm, i have a cup of tea and sit down with CFW Walther's Law and Gospel: How to read and apply the Bible. I work very hard to bring this every time i preach: the proper distinction btween law and Gospel.
Are you an Issues, etc. fan?

NavyJeff


frluther1517

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Dr. Mary Havens, Dr. Michael Root, and Dr. David Yeago continue to influence and shape my ministry. 

But there are many theologians who I didn't have at seminary who influence my ministry.  Dr. Amy Schifrin, Dr. Frank Senn, Fr. Patrick Reardon, and I could go on. 

Dave Likeness

Dr. Louis Brighton is one professor who  has
impacted my ministry after I graduated from
Concordia Seminary, ,St. Louis.  His commentary
on Revelation is the best I have ever found.
I have also heard him speak at several seminars.
He is a humble scholar who speaks from the
heart.

jtpless

I'm something of a theological mixed breed. At Trinity in Columbus my most influential professors were James Schaaf (Luther/Loehe studies), Trygve Skarsten (introduced me to Bo Giertz), and Walter Bouman (Elert connection). Bouman got me a position at Valparaiso University in 1979 after I had graduated from Trinity. This connected me with Norman Nagel and Kenneth Korby whose influence would cause me to re-think much of what I had learned from Bouman and eventually lead me to come in the LCMS. Colloquy into the LCMS came by way of Fort Wayne where Robert Preus, Kurt Marquart, and Dean Wenthe would be of greatest influence. JTP+

Steven Tibbetts

Of my profs at PLTS, it is George Hoyer who first comes to mind. Not so much for his classroom teaching, which indeed was fine (if a bit frustrating when returning to academia 7 years after receiving my Business degree), as for how he modeled in all aspect of his life living the life of a pastor.

At the GTU, it would br Fr. Bill Cieslak, OFM Cap., under whom I worked my last year in sem, but who taught me grace the entire 3 years I worked at the Franciscan School of Theology.  And if you think it strange that a Lutheran seminarian learned about grace someplace other than the Lutheran seminary at the GTU, well, so do I.  But that's the way it was.

Pax et bonum, Steven+
The Rev. Steven Paul Tibbetts, STS
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Pilgrim

Tim adds: I could lift up many powerful influences over the years, through continuing ed and reading, but relative to the seminary experience: The Biblical Division at ELTS/Trinity: Drs. Hals (my advisor) & Doermann in OT, Hoopes, Taylor, and especially Dr. Bruce Shein in NT. In systematics I was blessed to have Hans Schwartz early, before departing seminary only to return on the "10-year plan"! Walt Bouman was influential insofar as his continual challenge even as his overall theology was not persuasive. I always had the sense that his theological career was spent battling his own family systems experience with old WELS & LCMS kinfolk. I was appreciative of Trgve Skarsten and his ability to bring the strengths of the pietistic movements to bear without demanding the same be normative.

Beyond seminary, I deeply appreciated being able to listen to Dr. Joseph Sittler, Bp. Bill Lazareth in later years, as well as serve in parish ministry under the guidance of Dr. August Wenzel. Braaten, Jensen, Gritch, Forde, Piepkorn, Neuhaus were all influential along the way, even as persons like Drs. Amy Schiffrin and Frank Senn continue to challenge and inspire. I am grateful to God for all the gifts I've been so graciously granted by these and many others through the years.
Pr. Tim Christ, STS

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