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The Spring issue of Insights honors and features Professor David Johnson who retired at the end of 2021.
The Reverend Dr. Paul Hooker speaks with Dr. Bill Greenway about poetry as theology
The Austin Seminary Board of Trustees, at a called meeting on June 27, elected the Reverend Dr. José Ramon Irizarry as the Seminary’s next president.
The Austin Seminary Board of Trustees has called Dr. Donghyun Jeong as Assistant Professor of New Testament, effective July 1; he will begin teaching in the fall. He has taught at Emory University since 2017, most recently as an adjunct professor in the Candler School of Theology. He also taught in Mercer University’s Department of Religion
At its May 2022 meeting, the Austin Seminary Board of Trustees appointed Dr. Rodney Alan Caruthers II to the position of Assistant Professor of New Testament, effective July 1.
What have you learned about yourself as a teacher during the Covid-19 crisis? In helping prepare online worship, I’ve learned some things about technology and how difficult it can be, at times, for an online meeting platform to be expressive and poetic; but I’ve also learned fresh things about paying attention to a given medium and allowing it to reveal what it’s capable of.
Words to live by? Everywhere a metaphor.
Favorite biblical text? Genesis 12. Blessed to be a blessing (my shorthand for the story.)
What do you like about teaching at Austin Seminary? Everything!
Why did you choose your field? The Hebrew Bible has to best stories! And I had lots of questions about them when I encountered them at church. But as happens so often, my questions were not taken very seriously or were deemed annoying and it was only when I started taking academic classes on the Bible as an undergrad, that my questions were finally addressed. And that's, in part, why I became a Biblicist!
What have you learned about yourself as a teacher during Covid-19? That my assumption that technology is evil is not wholly correct, and that, at times, it can be used for good. And that I can indeed teach online, and even enjoy it! Amazing!