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Corban University

Dr. Kent Kersey

Professor of Theology

503-589-8109

kkersey@corban.edu

Education

  • B.S. Western Oregon State College
  • M.Div. Golden Gate Baptist Theological Seminary
  • Ph.D. Theology – Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary

Professional

I teach theology and worldview classes at both the undergraduate and graduate levels. I have been teaching theology related classes at Corban since 2002 after earning his Ph.D. in theology from Southwestern Seminary in Fort Worth, Texas. Yes, the actual diploma is bigger than diplomas from other states.

Publications and Presentations

“Towards a Pedagogical Taxonomy for Worldview; Or, What do Seinfeld, Morpheus, and Yoda Teach Us?” presented at the national meeting of ETS, November, 2017.

“The Wisdom of Pet Sounds: Listening to The Beach Boys with Solomon,” presented at the Conference on Christianity and Literature, Western Meeting, May 2017.

“Pilgrim’s Progress: Predestination or Perseverance?” The Conference on Christianity and Literature, Western Meeting, May 2016.

“What Steve Jobs Taught Me About Teaching Theology,” presented at Ecclesia and Ethics Conference, March 2014.

“Theology of Jazz: Gospel, Blues, and Improvisation in God’s Story,” Honors Lecture, Corban University, October 2013.

Book review/Author interview, Creation and Covenant: The Significance of Sexual Difference in the Moral Theology of Marriage, Fall 2013.

“The Theology of Leviticus and Hebrews,” teaching sessions for Salem Alliance, September 2012, January 2013, March 2013.

“The Theology of Romans,” teaching sessions for Salem Alliance, September 2011, January 2012, March 2012.

“The Myth of Sacramental Art,” presented at Evangelical Theological Society national meeting, November 2011.

“Luther, The Godfather and Slumdog Millionaire: Finding Hints of Law and Gospel in Popular Media,” Honors Lecture, Corban University, October 2010.

“What Would Jesus Download?” presented at Evangelical Theological Society NW regional meeting, 2009.

“Augustine’s Theory of Relativity: A Summary of Confessions, Book XI,” presented at the Evangelical Theological Society national meeting, November, 2004.

“Sinners in the Hands of an Open God: Is There a Place for the Doctrine of Propitiation in Open Theism?” presented at the Evangelical Theological Society national meeting, November, 2001.

“The Openness of God and the Sinfulness of Man,” presented at the Evangelical Theological Society Southwest regional meeting, March, 2001.

Personal

Dr. Kersey teaches biblical literature, theology, and apologetics at both the undergraduate and graduate levels. He has been teaching theology-related classes at Corban since 2002, after earning his Ph.D. in theology from Southwestern Seminary in Fort Worth, Texas. Yes, the actual diploma is bigger than diplomas from other states.

Why Corban

“Five reasons I love teaching at Corban:

  1. We approach everything from a Christian worldview.
  2. We desire to interact with people from all backgrounds in an honest and cheerful way.
  3. My colleagues on the faculty team love their disciplines, love their students, and love Jesus.
  4. Our campus is in the beautiful Northwest, the land of tall mountains and tasty coffee.
  5. Corban students continue to amaze me with their curiosity, creativity, and desire to make the world a better place.”

 

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