Faculty Speaker's Bureau

childs jim The Rev. James M. Childs Jr.
B.A., M.Div., S.T.M., Ph.D.
ProfessorEmeritus of Theology and Ethics
  • Christians Engage Trans Humanism
  • War and the Problem of Moral Injury
  • The Trinity Today
  • Beatitudes and the Christian Life
hutton rodney The Rev. Rodney R. Hutton
B.A., M.Div., Ph.D.
Professor Emeritus of Old Testament
  • Islam, Introduction
  • Christian/Muslim Relationships
  • Abraham, Jesus, etc. in the Qur’an
  • Biblical Themes: Evil, Satan, Creation, Theodicy, Old Testament Theology
  • Biblical Books: Genesis, Jeremiah, Prophetic Literature, Jonah
 hymans diane Diane J. Hymans
B.Mus.Ed., M.A., Ed.D.
Professor of Christian Education; Associate Dean
  • Young Adults and the Church
  • Youth Ministry
  • Children and the Church
  • Children and the Bible
  • The Church's Teaching Ministry
langknecht hank The Rev. Henry J. Langknecht
B.Mus., M.Div., Th.D.
Haman-Pfahler Professor of Christian Communications, Associate Professor of Homiletics and Christian Communications
  • Preaching
    • Reading the Bible for Preaching
    • Composition and Form
    • Preaching and Imagination
    • Language and Context
    • The Preaching Life
    • Care and Nurture of Sermon Hearers
  • The Literal Sense of Scripture
  • The Emerging/Emergent Church
  • Theology of Time
  • Communal Biblical Interpretation
  • The Nine Quirks of Lutheranism: A Fun Look at Lutheran Distinctiveness
  • Doubt, Hope, Heresy, and Everyday Christian Life: the Writings of Frederick Buechner, Annie Dillard, and Peter Rollins
numrich paul The Rev. Paul D. Numrich
B.A., M.Div., Ph.D.
Professor of World Religions and Interreligious Relations
Professor in the Snowden Chair for the Study of Religion and Interreligious Relations
Methodist Theological School in Ohio
  • Multireligious America
  • Christian Perspectives on World Religions
  • Jewish-Christian-Muslim Relations
  • Understanding Islam
 peterson cheryl The Rev. Dr. Cheryl M. Peterson
B.A., M.Div., Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Systematic Theology
  • Who is the Holy Spirit?
  • Justification, Sanctification, and Vocation
  • The Mission and Identity of the Church
  • Issues in Sacramental Theology Today (such as the "open table)
  • Lutheran Identity Today
  • Lutheran Responses to Pentecostalism and the Charismatic Movement
schroeder joy The Rev. Dr. Joy A. Schroeder
B.A., M.Div., M.A., Ph.D.
Bergener Professor of Theology and Religion with Capital University; Professor of Church History
  • Reformation History
  • Martin Luther
  • Katharina von Bora
  • Medieval Mystics
  • Women in Church History
  • History of Biblical Interpretation
  • The Prophet Deborah
  • Mary Magdalene in Scripture, Myth, and History