Graduate Theological Union
Pacific Lutheran Theological Seminary
Dean and Professor of Liturgical & Historical Studies
Core Doctoral Faculty Member
At GTU since 1978
Ph.D., University of Notre Dame, 1981
M.A., University of Notre Dame, 1977
M.Div., Luther Theological Seminary, 1970
B.A., cum laude, St. Olaf College, 1966
Current Research and Teaching Interests
- Liturgical Theology and History
- Liturgy and Christology
- History of Early 20th Century Theology
- Theologies of “Retrieval”
- “ ‘Out of Tender Love’: A Christology in Practice,” Lutheran Forum, 2011. [published under the title “Practicing a Theopaschite Christology with St. Cyril of Alexandria”].
- “Go in peace and serve the Lord: changing cultures--changing ministries,” Currents in Theology and Mission, 2011.
- “The current state of liturgical theology: a plurality of particularities,” St Vladimir's Theological Quarterly, 2009.
- “Liturgy and theology: rethinking the relationship. Part 1, setting the stage,” Worship, 81 no 1 (January 2007).
- “Liturgy and theology: rethinking the relationship. Part 2, a different starting place,” Worship, March 2007.
- “Discarding the Barthian Spectacles” – Four essays dealing with the veritable renaissance of scholarly attention to the theologies of the early 20th century and its challenge to our reading this history through “Barthian Spectacles” – i.e., to see these theologies not as uncritical cultural theologies but as engaging the challenges of an increasingly fragmented culture. These appeared in Dialog beginning in Fall 2004 and concluding in Summer 2007.