Professor in the Practice of Theology and the Arts
Director of the Center for Arts, Faith & Culture
Ordained minister in the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America
Administrative appointment since 1996
Member of Academic Council
|St. Olaf College
Luther Northwestern Seminary
Teaching and Ministry
- Church and the arts
- Evangelism through the arts
- Arts and congregational renewal
- Visual arts and spirituality
“The Arts at United Theological Seminary of the Twin Cities.” ARTS ~ The Arts in Religious & Theological Studies 25.2 (2014): 43–46.
“Messengers of Jazz.” In Visual Theology: Forming and Transforming the Community through the Arts, edited by Robin M. Jensen and Kimberly Vrudny. Collegeville, Minn: Liturgical Press, 2009.
“Exploring Caravaggio’s Calling of Saint Matthew.” In Seasons of the Spirit Congregational Life Resource for Pentecost 1. Inver Grove Heights, Minn.: Logos Productions, 2005.
“Three Models for Arts Programs in Seminaries and Churches.” In Arts, Theology & the Church: New Intersections, edited by Kimberly Vrudny and Wilson Yates. Cleveland: Pilgrim Press, 2005.
“Leadership Preparation.” In Seasons of the Spirit Congregational Life Resource for Advent, Christmas, and Epiphany. Inver Grove Heights, Minn.: Logos Productions, 2003-2004.
“The Integration of the Visual Arts into Theological Education.” DMin thesis, Luther Seminary, 2002.
Writer/compiler. Behold: Arts for the Church Year. Seasons of the Spirit Curriculum. Logos Publishing.
Awards, Leadership Positions and Memberships
Religious Art Show Juror
- Crossview Lutheran Religious Art Show, 2010
- Woodbury Lutheran Sacred Art Show, 2008
- Northeast Minneapolis Sacred Art, 2002
2014 Intermedia Arts Fellowship, Intermedia Arts‘ Creative Community Leadership Institute, Minneapolis, Minn.
Board Member & Secretary
SARTS (Society for Arts in Religion and Theological Studies), an academic society
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