Sessional Instructor, Religion
Office: Faculty House 305
PhD (Cand.), McMaster Divinity College
MA, Concordia University College of Alberta
BA, Concordia University College of Alberta
Academic Interests and Specializations
The world of religious studies allows me to delve into many areas of knowledge and learning. It lets me get my fix of ancient history, languages, archaeology, theology, and the practical aspects of life as a Christian in multi-cultural North America. The more I learn about religious studies, the more I learn about myself, the people around me today and those who have gone before me in history. When you study religion, there is truly never a dull moment!
REL 150 Introduction to Christianity
REL 253 New Testament Literature
Selected research and presentations:
Dissertation in process: Christian Leadership in Corinth and Ephesus: A Difference of Needs and Circumstances. By employing methods of social description in an analysis of the Christian communities in Corinth and Ephesus, it can be demonstrated that Paul’s discussion of leadership with these communities indicates the promotion of systems of leadership in keeping with the needs and circumstances of the community, rather than a uniform prescribed practice in all places.
Review: John J. Pilch’s A Cultural Handbook to the Bible forthcoming in the Journal of Greco-Roman Christianity and Judaism in 2015.
“A Text without 1 Corinthians 14.34–35? Not According to the Manuscript Evidence” in the Journal of Greco-Roman Christianity and Judaism, vol 10.4, 2014. (As Jennifer Shack)
“The History and Biblical Foundation of the Diaconate in LCC” to the 2014 national convention of Lutheran Church—Canada. (As Jennifer Shack)
“The Diaconate in Lutheran Church—Canada” in The Canadian Lutheran, vol. 29.4, 2014. (As Jennifer Shack)
Review: Jodi Magness’s Stone and Dung, Oil and Spit: Jewish Daily Life in the Time of Jesus in the Journal of Greco-Roman Christianity and Judaism, 2014. (As Jennifer Shack)
“C. F. W. Walther’s Thesis VIII on Ministry: Is it (Still) Scriptural?” to the Ontario-Quebec region of the Evangelical Theological Society September, 2013. (As Jennifer Shack)
“The Historical Development of the Director of Parish Services Program at Concordia University College of Alberta” to the Concordia University College Religious Studies Division Scholar’s Forum, 2011. (As Jennifer Shack)
“Twenty Years for Unique Program” (written with Paul Schoepp) in The Canadian Lutheran, 2010. (As Jennifer Shack)
“Discovery in the Dirt: Reflections on the Hippos Dig Project 2008″ in The Canadian Lutheran, 2009. (As Jennifer Shack)