Mount Vernon Nazarene University: Life Changing

Faculty


Doug MatthewsDr. Eric Vail
evail@mvnu.edu
(740) 392-6868 Ext. 3612

Education:
  • B.A. Northwest Nazarene University, Philosophy
  • M.Div. Nazarene Theological Seminary
  • Ph.D. Marquette University, Religious Studies: Systematic Theology

Professional Experience:

  • 2011: Ordained Elder, Kansas City District, Church of the Nazarene
  • 2010-2012: Pastor, First Church of the Nazarene, St. Joseph, Missouri
  • Fall 2011, 2012: Adjunct, Nazarene Theological Seminary
  • Spring 2012: Adjunct, Northwest Nazarene University
  • 2009-2010: Lecturer, Marquette University
Professional Organizations:
  • Wesleyan Theological Society
Published Works & Presentations:
  • Creation and Chaos Talk: Charting a Way Forward. Princeton Theological Monograph Series 185. Eugene, OR: Pickwick Publications, 2012.
  • "Using 'Chaos' in Articulating the Relationship of God and Creation in God's Creative Activity." Ph.D., Marquette University, 2009. Dissertations (2009 –) from e-Publications@Marquette. http://epublications.marquette.edu/dissertations_mu/5/
  • Presentation, "Navigating Beyond the Debate Between a Traditional Formulation of Creation out of Nothing and Creation out of Something." 45th Annual Meeting of the Wesleyan Theological Society, Azusa Pacific University, Azusa, California, March 2010
  • Seven commentaries on texts from Matthew in Illustrated Bible Life, WordAction (September-November issue 2013).
  • “The Holiness Foundation of Mission,” Didache: Faithful Teaching (July, 2013): http://didache.nazarene.org/index.php?option=com_docman&task=doc_view&gid=894&Itemid=51 .
  • “Robust Conversation and Collective Discernment,” Nazarenes Exploring Evolution (July 1, 2013): http://exploringevolution.com/essays/2013/07/01/robust-conversation-and-collective-discernment/#.UnEByBByXDU.
  • Creation and Chaos Talk: Charting a Way Forward. Princeton Theological Monograph Series 185. Eugene, OR: Pickwick Publications, 2012.
  • Presentation, "Navigating Beyond the Debate Between a Traditional Formulation of Creation out of Nothing and Creation out of Something." 45th Annual Meeting of the Wesleyan Theological Society, Azusa Pacific University, Azusa, California, March 2010
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Past jobs and/or current hobbies unrelated to your profession:

I enjoy recreational sports, camping, hiking, and playing guitar.
I have been a swimming instructor, a middle-school intern, a youth pastor, a chaplain, a worship leader, a housekeeper, a teaching assistant, a truck driver, a forklift operator, and an apartment manager.

 
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