Education

Andrews Seminary students from EUD

Cristina Adelina Alexe

Name

Cristina Adelina Alexe

Email:

 adelina.alexe@gmail.com

 

Citizenship:

Romanian

Expected Degree:  

PhD in Religion

Estimated Graduation Date:  

May 2016

Major:

Systematic Theology

Cognate:

New Testament

Dissertation Title:

pending

Teaching Experience:

  •  New Dimensions Foreign Language Schools, Shijiazhuang, China (August 2006-January 2007)
  •  Palau SDA Schools, Koror, Palau (August 2005-June 2006)

Able to Teach the Following Classes:              

  • Introductory classes to Old Testament
  • Introductory classes to New Testament
  • General classes on Religion and Spirituality, Theology, Philosophy, Ethics, Hermeneutics, Narrative Theology.

Able to Teach in the Following Languages:  

English, Romanian

Scholarly Publications:

  •  “The Acts of the Apostles,” –book chapter in Servants and Friends: A Biblical Theology of Leadership (Ed. Skip Bell, Andrews University Press, 2014)
  • Currently writing a book on Hermeneutics with Dr. Jiri Moskala

Scholarly Presentations:

  • The Relation Between God’s Omni Volition and Human Suffering in Calvinism and Arminianism: paper presented at the Adventist Theological Society spring symposium (April 2012, Walla Walla).
  • Does God Care for Creation? Animal Suffering, Evolutionary Creation, and the Character of God: paper presented at Adventist Theological Society conference (November 2012, Chicago).
  • Jesus' Prayer in Matthew 26:36-56 and the Atonement: A Narrative Study: paper presented at the Adventist Theological Society spring symposium (April 2013, Loma Linda).
  •  The Influence of American Protestant Fundamentalism upon the Seventh-day Adventist View on Biblical Inspiration in the 1920s: paper presented at the Adventist Society for Religious Studies (November 2013, Baltimore).

Ministerial Experience (if yes # of years):

  • Mission work in Palau (1 year)
  • Mission work in China (6 months)
  • Hospital chaplaincy in Delaware/US (1 year)

 

 

Alexej Muráň

Name

Alexej Muráň

Email:

alexejmuran@gmail.com

 

Citizenship:

Slovakia

Expected Degree:  

PhD Old Testament 

Estimated Graduation Date:  

Fall 2015

Major:

Old Testament Exegesis

Cognate:

New Testament

Dissertation Title:

The Eschatological Dimension of Zechariah 14: An Exegetical, Intertextual, and Theological Study

Teaching Experience:

  • 2009-2014 Andrews University Seminary
  • 2012-2014 Andrews University
  • 2012-2014 Griggs University
  • 2014 Montemorelos University

Able to Teach the Following Classes:              

  • Old Testament Exegesis

    • Pentateuch
    • Prophets
    • Wisdom Literature
    • Writings
    • Daniel

  • New Testament Exegesis

    • Gospels
    • Pauline Letters
    • Revelation

  • Languages

    • Biblical Hebrew
    • Biblical Greek
    • Biblical Aramaic

Able to Teach in the Following Languages:  

English, German, Slovak, Czeck

Scholarly Publications:

  • “Creation in the Psalms: Part II-More Creation Themes”

Ministerial Experience (if yes # of years):

  • 1 year in Denton, Texas
  • 2 years student pastor at Eau Claire, MI

 

 

Christian Vogel

Name

Christian Vogel

Email:

vogel@andrews.edu

Citizenship:

German

Expected Degree:  

PhD in Religion

Estimated Graduation Date:  

Summer 2016

Major:

Old Testament

Cognate:

New Testament

Dissertation Title:

The Nature of David’s Reign as King of Judah: An Exegetical and Theological Study of 2 Samuel 2:1-5:5

Teaching Experience:

  • Six 2-3 credit courses at the SDA Theological Seminary at Andrews University 

Able to Teach the Following Classes

  • Pentateuch
  • Prophets
  • Writings
  • OT Exegesis
  • Daniel

Able to Teach in the Following Languages:  

English, German

Scholarly Publications:

None

Ministerial Experience (if yes # of years):

3 years

Davide Sciarabba

Name

Davide Sciarabba

Email:

 davidesciarabba@gmail.com

 

Citizenship:

Italian

Expected Degree:  

PhD in Religion

Estimated Graduation Date:  

2016

Major:

Systematic Theology

Cognate:

New Testament

Dissertation Title:

Self-Discipline and Faith in Pauline Perspective: Ethical and Theological Implications

Teaching Experience:

Andrews University. Voted as:

  • Adjunct Professor for the Theology and Christian Philosophy Department of the Seventh-Day Adventist Seminary
  • Adjunct Professor for the Religion Department of the College of Arts and Sciences.

Able to Teach the Following Classes:              

  • Systematic Theology
  • Ethics
  • Historical Theology
  • Philosophical Theology
  • NT Theology
  • NT Ethics 

Able to Teach in the Following Languages:   

English, French, Spanish, and Italian.

Scholarly Publications:

  • ·         “Sports and Competition in Higher Education: A Search for Values and Ethics”, Forum on Public Policy Online: A Journal of the Oxford Round Table, Vol. 2012, No 2. http://forumonpublicpolicy.com/vol2012.no2/education2012no2.html Accessed 1.16.2013.

    ·         “Fight the Good Fight”, Dictionary of the Bible and Western Culture: A Handbook for Students, Mary Ann Beavis and Michael J. Gilmour eds. Sheffield, UK: Sheffield Phoenix Press, 2012.

    ·         “Goodness”, Dictionary of the Bible and Western Culture: A Handbook for Students, Mary Ann Beavis and Michael J. Gilmour eds. Sheffield, UK: Sheffield Phoenix Press, 2012.

    ·         “Straight and Narrow”, Dictionary of the Bible and Western Culture: A Handbook for Students, Mary Ann Beavis and Michael J. Gilmour eds. Sheffield, UK: Sheffield Phoenix Press, 2012.

    ·         “The power of Language”. Brief reflection on a lecture of Dr. Matthews for the Website of Andrews University in D2L, for the course Philosophical Foundation on Education and Psychology. December 2008.

    ·         “Métaphores Sportives et valeurs chrétiennes dans les écrits pauliniens: contribution a une philosophie biblique des sports ». Post-graduated thesis for the master degree on theology, June 2004, (132 pages). Posted on the website of Bibliothèque Alfred Vaucher, Salève Adventist University:  http://www.archivesadventistes.net/EN/BAV/MEM/MetaphoresSportivesValeursChretiennes.pdf Accessed 1.27.2005   

Scholarly Presentations:

  • ·         Adventist Society of Religious Studies, Annual Meeting, Paper Presentation: “A Lesson of Unity from Catholicism: the Experience of Maurice Blondel and Alfred Loisy during the Challenge of Modernism.” Baltimore, MD, Nov 2013.   

    ·         Adventist Theological Society, Annual Meeting, Paper Presentation: “A Holistic Ethical Approach to the Function of Scripture as Shaper of Human Character of God’s People.” Baltimore, MD, Nov 2013.   

    ·         Celebration of Research, Andrews University, Paper Presentation: “A Lesson of Unity from Catholicism: the Experience of Maurice Blondel and Alfred Loisy during the Challenge of Modernism.” Berrien Springs, MI, Nov 2013. 

    ·         Invited to the Oxford Round Table, session on “Sport and Culture”, Paper Presentation: “Sports and Competition in Higher Education: A Search for Values and Ethics”, Harris Manchester College, Oxford, England, July 2012. 

    ·         Society of Biblical Literature, Midwest Meeting, Student Religion Studies Conference, Paper Presentation, “II Timothy 4:7 and the Ethics of Competition: a Biblical Perspective”, Olivet Nazarene University, Bourbonnais, IL, Feb 2012.

    ·         Seminary Scholarship Symposium, SDA Theological Seminary, Andrews University. Paper Presentation: “II Timothy 4:7 and the Ethics of Competition: a Biblical Perspective”. Berrien Springs, MI, Feb 2012.

    ·         Hispanic Adventist Theological Dialogue, Paper Presentation, “La Etica cristiana en la competición deportiva. Una perspectiva Bíblica a partir de 2 Timoteo 4:6-8”. Berrien Springs, MI, Jan 2012.

    ·         Seminary Scholarship Symposium, SDA Theological Seminary, Andrews University. Paper Presentation: “A Narrative Analysis and Theology of John 21”. Berrien Springs, MI, Feb 2011.

    ·         Adventist Theological Society, Regional Meeting at Andrews University on the subject “Ethics”. Paper presentation: “Ethics in Sportive Competition: A Biblical Perspective for Christian Education”. Berrien Springs, MI, USA, Oct 2010.

    ·         Seminary Scholarship Symposium, SDA Theological Seminary, Andrews University. Paper Presentation “The issue of Sportive Competition: A Biblical Analysis and Philosophy”. Berrien Springs, MI, USA, Feb 2010.

    ·         Institute for Christian Teaching, SDA General Conference, Education Department, Paper Presentation “The transmission of Christian values through sports in the curriculum of physical education in high school”. Friedensau, Germany, Summer 2004.

Ministerial Experience (if yes # of years):


Yes, 10 years, ordained pastor

 

 

Denis Kaiser

Name

Denis Kaiser

Email:

denis@andrews.edu

Citizenship:

Germany

Expected Degree:  

PhD in Religion

Estimated Graduation Date:  

August 2016

Major:

Adventist Studies

Cognate:

Historical Theology

Dissertation Title:

“Divine Inspiration in Adventist Thought, 1880-1930” 

Teaching Experience:

  • CHIS 504 – Adventist Heritage
  • CHIS 664/940 – Seminar in the History of American Religious Thought
  • CHIS 674 – Development of Seventh-day Adventist Theology [March 2015]
  • GSEM 534 – Issues in Ellen G. White Studies [March-April 2015]
  • RLGN 345 – History of Seventh-day Adventism

Able to Teach the Following Classes:              

CHIS 504 – Adventist Heritage

CHIS 628 – Historical Research Methodologies and Historiography

CHIS 634 – Reformation Theology

CHIS 640 – Anabaptist History and Theology

CHIS 655 – Wesley and Methodism

CHIS 659 – Seminar in the History of Selected Christian Doctrines, for example:

  • Hermeneutics and Biblical Interpretation
  • Trinity, Christology, Pneumatology
  • Sabbath and Sunday
  • Soteriology and Atonement
  • Sanctuary, Ecclesiology etc.
  • Anthropology, Conditionalism, Immortality, Annihilationism, etc.

CHIS 664/940 – Seminar in the History of American Religious Thought

CHIS 673 – Development of Seventh-day Adventist Lifestyle

CHIS 674 – Development of Seventh-day Adventist Theology

CHIS 686 – Development of Prophetic Interpretation

GSEM 534 – Life and Writings of Ellen G. White

GSEM 534 – Issues in Ellen G. White Studies

Able to Teach in the Following Languages:  

German and English

Scholarly Publications:

“Traveler Between the Worlds: M. B. Czechowski’s American Period (1851-1864).” In 150th Anniversary of Michał Belina Czechowski's Return to Europe, edited by Lukasz Romanowski, …–…. Podkowa Leśna, Poland: College of Theology and Humanities, forthcoming.

“‘Conditions Alter Circumstances’: European Adventists and Military Service during World War I.” In The Impact of World War I on Seventh-day Adventism, edited by Rolf J. Pöhler, …–…. Frankfurt am Main: Peter Lang, forthcoming.

“Ellen G. White’s Books and Compilations: How They Were Written and Prepared.” In Understanding Ellen G. White, edited by Merlin D. Burt, …–…. Silver Spring, MD: Ellen G. White Estate, 2014.

“Ellen G. White’s View of Divine Inspiration.” Perspective Digest 19, no. 2 (2014). http://www.perspectivedigest.org/article/131/archives/19-2/ellen-g-white-s-view-of-divine-inspiration (accessed June 23, 2014).

“Guilt by Association: Why Sabbatarian Adventists Rejected O. R. L. Crosier’s Interpretation of the Tāmîd in Dan 8.” Journal of Asia Adventist Studies 16, no. 1 (2013): …–….

“‘He spake and it was done’: Luther’s Creation Theology in His 1535 Lectures on Gen 1:1–2:4.” Journal of the Adventist Theological Society 24, no. 2 (2013): 116–136.

“Setting Apart for the Ministry: Theory and Practices in Seventh-day Adventism (1850–1920).” Andrews University Seminary Studies 51, no. 2 (2013): 177–218.

“For Jesus and Scripture: The Life of Ellen G. White.” [co-authored with Jerry Moon]. In The Ellen G. White Encyclopedia, edited by Jerry Moon and Denis Fortin, 18–95. Hagerstown, MD: Review and Herald, 2013.

“The Life of Christ.” In The Ellen G. White Encyclopedia, edited by Jerry Moon and Denis Fortin, 940–941. Hagerstown, MD: Review and Herald, 2013.

“The Reception of Ellen White’s Trinitarian Statements by Her Contemporaries (1897–1915).” Andrews University Seminary Studies 50, no. 1 (2012): 25–38.

“Ellen G. White’s Life of Christ: An Episode in the History of Early Adventist Translation Work.” Spes Christiana 22-23 (2011-2012): 131–148. Reprinted in Teologia in Dialogo, no. 2 (2013): 15–27.

“Ellen White and the ‘Daily’ Conflict.” Ellen White and Current Issues Symposium 6 (2010): 6–34.

Book Reviews:

Heinz, Daniel. ed. Freikirchen und Juden im “Dritten Reich”: Instrumentalisierte Heilsgeschichte, antisemitische Vorurteile und verdrängte Schuld. Kirche – Konfession – Religion. Vol. 54. Göttingen: Vandenhoeck & Ruprecht, 2011. Reviewed in Andrews University Seminary Studies 52, no. 1 (2014): …–….

Jung, Martin H. Reformation und Konfessionelles Zeitalter (1517–1648). Göttingen: Vandenhoeck & Ruprecht, 2012. Reviewed in Andrews University Seminary Studies 52, no. 2 (2013): 336–338.

McElwain, Thomas. Adventism and Ellen White: A Phenomenon of Religious Materialism. Studies on Inter-Religious Relations, Vol. 48. Uppsala, Sweden: Swedish Science Press, 2010. Reviewed in Andrews University Seminary Studies 51, no. 1 (2013): 132–136.

Zimmermann, Reiner. Calvinismus in seiner Vielfalt: Die Bedeutung des Reformators für die evangelische Christenheit. Neukirchen-Vluyn: Neukirchener Theologie, 2011. Reviewed in Andrews University Seminary Studies 50, no. 2 (2012): 323–328.

Trim, David J. B., and Daniel Heinz, eds. Parochialism, Pluralism, and Contextualization: Challenges to Adventist Mission in Europe (19th – 21st Centuries). Studies in Seventh-day Adventist History and Theology. Vol. 9. Frankfurt am Main: Peter Lang, 2010. Reviewed in Andrews University Seminary Studies 50, no. 1 (2012): 90–95.

Hartlapp, Johannes. Siebenten-Tags-Adventisten im Nationalsozialismus: unter Berücksichtigung der geschichtlichen und theologischen Entwicklung in Deutschland von 1875 bis 1950. Kirche – Konfession – Religion. Vol. 53. Göttingen: Vandenhoeck & Ruprecht, 2008. Reviewed in Andrews University Seminary Studies 48, no. 2 (2010): 331–335.

Swearingen, Marc Alden. Tidings Out of the Northeast: A General Historical Survey of Daniel 11. Coldwater, MI: Remnant Publications, 2006. Reviewed in Andrews University Seminary Studies 47, no. 1 (2009): 154–157.

Scholarly Presentations:

“M. L. Andreasens letzte Generation: Was würde Ellen White dazu sagen? [M. L. Andreasen’s Last Generation: What would Ellen White say about it?].” Paper presented at the “Vollkommen, sündlos, perfekt: Herausforderung und Wirklichkeit [Perfected, Sinless, Perfect: Challenge and Reality]” Symposium of the Adventist Theological Society and Seminar Schloss Bogenhofen at St. Peter am Hart, Austria, July 4-6, 2014.

“Wachsen in der Liebe: Ellen Whites Verständnis von Heiligung und Vollkommenheit [Growing in Love: Ellen White’s View of Sanctification and Perfection].” Paper presented at the “Vollkommen, sündlos, perfekt: Herausforderung und Wirklichkeit [Perfected, Sinless, Perfect: Challenge and Reality]” Symposium of the Adventist Theological Society and Seminar Schloss Bogenhofen at St. Peter am Hart, Austria, July 4-6, 2014.

“Traveler Between the Worlds: The American Period of Michael Belina Czechowski (1851-1864).” Paper presented at the Symposium on the “150th Anniversary of Michał Belina Czechowski Return to Europe” at Wyższa Szkoła Teologiczno-Humanistyczna, Podkowa Leśna, Poland, May 18-20, 2014.

“Conditions Alter Circumstances: European Adventists and Military Service during World War I.” Paper presented at “The Impact of World War I on Seventh-day Adventism” Symposium of the Institute of Adventist Studies at Friedensau Adventist University, Friedensau, Germany, May 12-14, 2014.

“The Diverse Operations of the Holy Spirit: Ellen White’s Progressing Description of Divine Inspiration.” Paper presented at the “The Nature and Function of Scripture” Fall Symposium of the Adventist Theological Society, Baltimore, MD, November 23, 2013.

“The Word, the Spirit of Prophecy, and Mutual Love: Lessons from the “Daily” Controversy for Conflict Resolution.” Paper presented at the “Adventism, Scripture, and Unity” Meeting of the Adventist Society for Religious Studies, Baltimore, MD, November 22, 2013.

“Peter Abelard’s Theology of Atonement—A Multifaceted Approach and Reevaluation.” Paper presented at the “Atonement” Spring Symposium of the Adventist Theological Society, Loma Linda, CA, April 19, 2013.

“The Genesis of a Leading Doctrine: Conditionalism among Sabbatarian Adventists (1845-1860).” Paper presented at the Eighth Annual Seminary Scholarship Symposium, Andrews University, Berrien Springs, MI, February 8, 2013.

“A Diachronic Study of the Conditionalist Faith among Sabbatarian Adventists from 1845 to 1860.” Paper presented at the Fourth Annual Andrews University Celebration of Faculty and Graduate Student Research, Andrews University, Berrien Springs, MI, November 8, 2012.

“The Reception of Ellen White’s Trinitarian Statements by Her Contemporaries.” Paper presented at the Seventh Annual Seminary Scholarship Symposium, Andrews University, Berrien Springs, MI, February 3, 2012.

“Ellen White and the Conflict over the ‘Daily’.” Paper presented at the Sixth Annual Ellen G. White and Current Issues Symposium, Andrews University, Berrien Springs, MI, April 5, 2010.

“Leo the Great on the Supremacy of the Bishop of Rome.” Paper presented at the Sixth Annual Seminary Scholarship Symposium, Andrews University, Berrien Springs, MI, February 5, 2010.

Ministerial Experience (if yes # of years):

No

Dominic Bornand

Name:

Dominic Bornand

Email:

dominicbornand@gmail.com

Citizenship:

Swiss

Expected Degree:  

PhD in Religion

Estimated Graduation Date:  

December 2017

Major:

New Testament Studies

Cognate:

Old Testament Studies

Dissertation Title:

Pending (Area: Pauline Writings/Law)

Teaching Experience:

  • Greek I & II 4 Semesters/5 Classes At SDA Theological Seminary (Andrews University) 2013–2014

Able to Teach the Following Classes

  • Greek, Hebrew, Aramaic
  • NT Introduction
  • NT Backgrounds
  • NT Exegesis (Gospel, Epistles, Revelation)
  • NT Theology

Able to Teach in the Following Languages:  

German, English

Scholarly Publications:

  •  “Review of ‘New Testament Biblical Theology: The Unfolding of the Old Testament in the New.’” Andrews University Seminary Studies 50, no. 2 (2012): 307–309.
  •  “Review of ‘Accordance 10: Ultimate Collection.’” Andrews University Seminary Studies 51, no. 1 (2013): 121–123.

Scholarly Presentations:

  •  “Alexander’s Role and Luke’s Purpose in Acts 19:23–40: Structure as the Key.” Ninth Annual Seminary Scholarship Symposium, Andrews University, Berrien Springs, MI (US) Feb 4th, 6th and 7th, 2014.
  •  “Intertextuality between Galatians and Romans: The Key for Understanding Galatians 2:19.” Eight Annual Seminary Scholarship Symposium, Andrews University, Berrien Springs, MI (US) Feb 5th, 7th and 8th, 2013.

Ministerial Experience (if yes # of years):

Not yet, but after earning the degree, I plan to work as a pastor in the Swiss-German conference.

Lea Danihelova

Name:

Lea Danihelova

Email:

lea.danihelova@gmail.com

 

Citizenship:

Slovakia

Expected Degree:  

PhD Religious Education 

Estimated Graduation Date:  

Summer 2016

Major:

Spirituality and Youth Ministry

Cognate:

Youth Ministry

Dissertation Title:

The Identity Development of Cognitively Impaired

Teaching Experience:

World Mission, At-Risk Youth, Leadership, At SDA Theological Seminary (Andrews University)

Able to Teach the Following Classes:              

  • Classes in the Areas of Education, Statistics,
  • Youth ministry,
  • Children Ministry, 
  • Spirituality,
  • Philosophy & Worldview

Able to Teach in the Following Languages:  

English, Slovak

Scholarly Publications:

  •  Family Ministry: Attachment and Nurture. Published in General Conference of SDA Family Ministries Annual Resources for Leaders, May 2013
  • Co-authored with Kathleen Beagles
  •  Family Leadership: Legacies from the Abrahamic family Published in Journal of Applied Christian Leadership, vol. 7, Spring 2013.
  • Co-authored with Jasmine Fraser

Scholarly Presentations:

  • · Family Ministry: Attachment or Nurture? Scholarship Symposium, Berrien Springs, MI, February 2014

    Co-authored with Kathleen Beagles

    ·  None of God’s Children Left Behind: The Art of Teaching. Presented at 180° Conference, October 2013

    ·  Ellen G. White and Spiritual Disciplines Presented at Adventist Heritage Sabbath, September 2013.

    ·  Servant-Leadership: Implications for Educators Presented at Seminary Scholarship Symposium, Berrien Springs, MI, January 2012

    ·  Telling the Truth the Whole Truth, and Nothing but the Truth: So, Help Us, God. Discipleship in a Post-Christian Age. Presented at NAPCE Conference, Dallas, TX, October 2012.

    Co-Author with Kathleen Beagles and Jasmine Frazer

Ministerial Experience (if yes # of years):

NO

 

 

Mihai Bijacu

Name

Mihai Bijacu

Email:

bijacumi@yahoo.com

 

Citizenship:

Romanian

Expected Degree:  

PhD in Religion

Estimated Graduation Date:  

May 2016

Major:

Historical Theology

Cognate:

Old Testament

Dissertation Title:

Pending, but it will be in the area of science and religion; possibly a history of the development of theistic evolution in the twentieth century

Teaching Experience:

  • Three semesters (Fall 2013, Spring 2014, Fall 2014) of teaching Information Systems in the School of Business at Andrews University)

Able to Teach the Following Classes:              

  • Issues in Origins
  • Science and Religion
  • Contemporary Theology
  • Issues in Adventism
  • Issues of Ellen White

Able to Teach in the Following Languages:  

English, Romanian

Scholarly Publications:

None

Scholarly Presentations:

None

Ministerial Experience (if yes # of years):

September 2003 – November 2011 in Romania