James Spencer

Title: Vice President and Dean of Moody Bible Institute
Department: None
Location: Chicago
School/Area: Undergraduate
Position: Non-Teaching
Start Date: 2007

Educational Background:

BS, University of Illinois at Chicago
MDiv, Moody Theological Seminary
MA in Biblical Exegesis, Wheaton College
PhD Theological Studies – Old Testament, Trinity Evangelical Divinity School

Publications:

Contributions
  • “Isaiah” with Dr. Michael Rydelnik in Moody Bible Commentary (ed. Michael Rydelnik and Michael Vanlaningham, Chicago: Moody, 2013).
  • “Sociology of the Old Testament,” Lexham Bible Dictionary (Bellinham: Logos Bible Software, 2013).
Articles
  • “An 8-week Online Capstone Experience,” Teaching Theology and Religion 15 (2012): 184-185.
  • “Online Education and Curricular Design in the Digital Age,” Theological Educator, forthcoming.
Book Reviews
  • Review of In God’s Shadow: Politics in the Hebrew Bible, by Michael Walzer, New Haven: Yale University Press, 2012, in Journal for the Evangelical Study of the Old Testament 2.1 (2013): 109-111
  • Review of Presence, Power, and Promise: The Role of the Spirit of God in the Old Testament, Downers Grove: IVP, 2012, in Journal for the Evangelical Study of the Old Testament 1 (2012): 141-142.
  • Review of Rethinking Learning for a Digital Age: How Learners are Shaping their Own Experiences, ed. by Rhona Sharpe, Helen Beetham, and Sara de Freitas, New York: Routledge, 2010, in Teaching Theology and Religion, February 2012. 
  • Review of Justice and Compassion in Biblical Law, by Richard H. Hiers, New York: Continuum, 2010, in Journal of the Evangelical Theological Society 53 (2010): 811-812.
  • Review of The Abduction of Dinah: Reading Genesis 28:10-35:15 as a Votive Narrative, New York: Pickwick, 2013, in Journal for the Evangelical Study of the Old Testament, forthcoming.
  • Review of The Politics of Yahweh: John Howard Yoder, the Old Testament, and the People of God, by John C. Nugent, Eugene, OR: Cascade, in Journal for the Evangelical Study of the Old Testament, forthcoming.
Papers and Presentations
  • “The Social Implications of ‘No Other Name’: Salvation in Christ in Light of the Sociology of Pierre Bourdieu.” Paper presented at the 2011 Annual Meeting of the Evangelical Theological Society, San Francisco, CA.
  • “Globalization, Learner Participation and Online Course Design: Alignment of Pedagogy and Technology Use.” Presentation given at the 2011 Annual Meeting of ACCESS, Chicago, IL
  • “First Year Online Program (FYOP): An Emerging Paradigm for Mentoring Students Studying at a Distance.” Presentation given at the 2011 Annual Meeting of ACCESS, Chicago, IL 
  • “The Davidic Innocence Motif in the Book of Samuel” Paper presented at the 2010 Annual Meeting of the Evangelical Theological Society, Atlanta, GA 2010
  • “Collective Memory and Torah” Paper presented at the 2006 Annual Meeting of the Evangelical Theological Society, Washington D. C. 

Professional/Personal Interests:

  •  Chairman of the Board for FCA Chicagoland’s Courageous Leadership Training
  • Member, ABHE’s Commission on Accreditation
  • Member, Evangelical Theological Society, 2006-present

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