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The goal of the Whitworth University Theology Department is to provide students with an intellectually challenging, academically rigorous and spiritually enriching theological education that will equip them to serve in a variety of contexts.

Faculty

Keith Beebe
Professor of Theology; Theology Department Chair
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Karen Petersen Finch
Associate Professor of Theology
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Karin Heller
Professor of Theology
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Will Kynes
Associate Professor of Theology
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Josh Leim
Visiting Assistant Professor of Theology

Jonathan Moo
Associate Professor of Theology
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Adam Neder
Professor of Theology; Bruner-Welch Chair in Theology
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Jerry Sittser
Professor of Theology; Senior Fellow in the Office of Church Engagement
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Jeremy Wynne
Assistant Professor of Theology; Director of the Graduate Studies in Theology Program
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Jeremy Wynne, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor of Theology; Director of the Graduate Studies in Theology Program
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Why Whitworth?
The community at Whitworth is a spiritually healthy one that nurtures genuine Christian fellowship. It is wisely focused on the Gospel, and it offers itself as a servant to other Christian communities in the Inland Northwest. It's a great privilege to walk alongside our graduate students as they respond to God's call on their lives.

What are your theological interests?
As a systematic theologian and teacher, my work has been focused on two closely related topics: divine perfection and the Word that witnesses to it. The first explores how Christians come to speak responsibly and joyfully about God's character – my doctoral thesis, now published as a book, specifically examined God's wrath. The second topic explores how we move from hearing Holy Scripture to speaking about the Lord and his Gospel. Again and again, I have returned to the words of Hebrews 5:14 to understand my work: "Solid food is for the mature, for those whose faculties have been trained by practice to distinguish good from evil." To view a summary of some of the things I've been working on, please visit my faculty page.

A little about me.
A native of Spokane, I left in 1999 after graduating from Whitworth with degrees in theology and psychology. My path back to the Inland Northwest has been a long one, full of growth, that has taken me through extended seasons of life in Japan, New Jersey, and, most recently, Scotland.

There are a handful of things that I can't get enough of in life, and swimming and biking with my children are two of them. I also love the psychology of Russian novels; music that tells a story; all things Japanese; and building something useful with my own two hands. Closest to my heart, though, is my wife, who serves as associate pastor for congregational care at First Presbyterian Church.

Education

  • Ph.D., King's College, University of Aberdeen
  • Th.M., Princeton Theological Seminary
  • M.Div., Princeton Theological Seminary
  • B.A., Whitworth University