Mount Vernon Nazarene University: Life Changing


Doug MatthewsDr. Eric Vail
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  • 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 Out of Nothing Remodeled" in Theologies of Creation: Creatio Ex Nihilo and Its New Rivals edited by Thomas Jay Oord (Routledge Press, 2014).
  • "God in Christ and Creation's Salvation." 49th Annual Meeting of the Wesleyan Theological Society, Northwest Nazarene University, Nampa, Idaho, March 7-8, 2014.
  • "The Holiness Foundation of Mission," Didache: Faithful Teaching (July, 2013)
  • "Robust Conversation and Collective Discernment," Nazarenes Exploring Evolution (July 1, 2013)
  • Creation and Chaos Talk: Charting a Way Forward; Princeton Theological Monograph Series 185. Eugene, OR: Pickwick Publications, 2012.
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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