Ministerial Reflections on Holiness, Ethics and Pastoral Care
Our Scripture and Ministry lecture series strives to keep joined together what we all too frequently separate: Scripture and ministry. Following the vision of the center of bringing together the many specialites of the church in our collaborative ministry of the gospel, our Dialogues series brings pastor and scholar together to reflect on the enduring relevance of Scripture and theology in the rough-and-tumble of everyday ministerial life.
Dr. John Oswalt returned to Asbury Theological Seminary in 2009 as visiting distinguished professor of Old Testament. He was a member of the faculty of Trinity Evangelical Divinity School from 1986 to 1989. Oswalt received a M.A. and Ph.D. from Brandeis University. His writings have appeared in Bible encyclopedias, scholarly journals and popular religious periodicals. Many of his articles have dealt with the application of Biblical teachings to modern ethical questions. He has written more than eight books. His most recent book is Lectures in Old Testament Theology: Yahweh is God Alone with Dennis Kinlaw, 2010. He was the Old Testament editor of the Wesley Bible, a study Bible from the Wesleyan perspective published by Thomas Nelson Publishers in 1990. He also served as consulting editor for the New International Dictionary of Old Testament Theology and Exegesis (Zondervan, 1997). He was a member of the New International Version translation team, and is currently one of a six-member editorial team that has revised the Living Bible (New Living Translation, 1996), and is continuing the revision process with Tyndale House Publishers.
Rev. Canon Jay Greener is the Rector (Senior Pastor) of Church of the Redeemer (Highland Park, IL), where he has served since 2006. With over 25 years of church and para-church ministry, Rev. Greener has a passion for worship and and a merciful heart for leading people into a life changing encounter with God through music, proclamation and sacrament, and he continues to lead and teach worship for conferences and other gatherings. He is a graduate of Wheaton College, Yale Divinity School, and the Yale Institute of Sacred Music, Worship and the Arts. He has also completed the MLitt (Master of Letters) degree from St. Mary’s College, the School of Divinity of the University of St. Andrews in Scotland. He is a Canon, or Senior Priest, in the Shyira Diocese of the Anglican Church of Rwanda.