Jason D. Crowder

EDUCATION

Doctor of Philosophy in Philosophy, University of the Free State, Expected Dec. 2018; Dissertation: “Augustine, Aquinas, and the Immortality of the Soul: Retracing the Influences of Plato and Plotinus.” Promoter: Johann Rossouw; Co-promoter: D. P. Goosen (UNISA).

Doctor of Theological Studies in Philosophical Theology & Apologetics, Columbia Evangelical Seminary, 2011.

Master of Divinity in Theology, The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, 2002.

Bachelor of Arts (with honors and the School of Religion Award) in Religion, University of Mobile, 1998; Senior Thesis: “Examination of the Biblical Doctrine of the Wrath of God.”

ACADEMIC TEACHING EXPERIENCE

Butler Community College, Adjunct Professor of Religion: 2014—present.

New Testament (Lecture—Spring 2014; Spring 2016; Online—Summer 2014; Fall 2014; Spring 2015; Fall 2015; Spring 2016 [2 sections]; Fall 2016 [2 sections]; Spring 2017 [2 sections]; Fall 2017 [2 sections])

Old Testament (Online—Summer 2014; Fall 2014; Summer 2015; Summer 2016; Spring 2017; Summer 2017 [2 sections]; Fall 2017)

Comparative Religions (Lecture—Fall 2014; Spring 2015; Fall 2015 [2 sections]; Online—Spring 2015; Summer 2015)

Columbia Evangelical Seminary, Faculty Mentor: 2006—present.

Certificate Level:

Covenant Theology (Summer 2015)

Soteriology (Spring 2015)

Christology (Fall 2014)

Undergraduate Level:

Introduction to Biblical Greek (Fall 2014)

Greek Grammar I (Spring 2015)

Greek Grammar Prerequisite II (Fall 2015)

Greek Grammar and Exegesis I (Spring 2016)

Greek Grammar and Exegesis II (Summer 2016)

Hebrew Grammar I (Summer 2017)

History of Philosophy I (Summer 2016)

History of Philosophy II (Fall 2016)

Logic (Fall 2015)

Philosophy of Religion (Summer 2017)

Second Reader for Elizabeth Johnston’s Thesis: “As a Lamb without Blemish and without Spot.” (Thesis accepted February 21, 2015.)

Master’s Level:

Early Foundations of Faith (Fall 2014)

Later Foundations of Faith (Spring 2015)

New Testament Exegesis (Spring 2009)

Introduction to Biblical Greek, (Spring 2015)

Greek Grammar Prerequisite II (Summer 2014)

Greek Syntax and Exegesis I (Fall 2014)

Greek Syntax and Exegesis II (Winter 2015)

Introduction to Hebrew (Fall 2013)

Hebrew Grammar I (Spring 2014, Spring 2015)

Hebrew Grammar II (Fall 2015)

Greek Exegesis of Romans (Spring 2015)

Art of Preaching (Spring 2008)

 Doctoral Level:

The Right Personality (Summer 2015)

Pastoral Ministry (Summer 2014)

First Corinthians (Summer 2012)

PROFESSIONAL APPOINTMENTS

2006—present at Columbia Evangelical Seminary, Faculty Mentor in Apologetics, Christian History & Thought, Philosophy (including Philosophy of Religion & Christian Philosophy), and Biblical Languages; open to supervising other areas of focus as well.

PUBLICATIONS

Sole-Authored Books

2016. Philosophy: Foe or Friend? (Exeter, NH: Sound Doctrine Ministries, eBook).

2016. Philosophy, Who Needs It? A Layman’s Introduction to Philosophy (Eugene, OR: Wipf & Stock).

 Referred Journal Articles

2006. “How Shall We Live? Meditation on 1 Peter 3:13-17—The Need for Apologetics.” International Society of Christian Apologetics, November.

Book Reviews

Os Guinness, Fool’s Talk: Recovering the Art of Christian Persuasion, a book review for Hope’s Reason: A Journal of Apologetics [Internet], 2016; [Print edition], [forthcoming].

Manuscripts in Progress

Sanctification of the Mind: Foundations to Being Rooted in Christ

Grace & Confrontation: Two Facets of the Gospel (Sound Doctrine Ministries)

God in Focus: Living and Thinking in Him (proposal ready to send off)

Called to be Different: Time to Live in the Presence of God (proposal ready to send off)

Referred Journal Articles in Progress or Under Review

 2017. “Faith as Knowledge: The Means to Understanding.”

 2017. “The Myth of No Afterlife: The Case for Immortality for both the Sheep and Goats.”

Publication Assistance

2016. Douglas Groothuis, Philosophy in Seven Sentences (InterVarsity Press); assisted with tracking down citation material for Augustine’s and Pascal’s quotations used.

2013. Carmen DiCello, Wonderings: Stories of Faith in Life (Wipf & Stock); assisted with proofreading, giving insights, and wrote an endorsement.

2009. Carmen DiCello, Truth in Balance: Doing Apologetics in a Postmodern Culture (Wipf & Stock); assisted with proofreading, giving insights, and wrote an endorsement.

2007. Carmen DiCello, Why? Reflections on the Problem of Evil (Wipf & Stock); assisted with proofreading, giving insights, and wrote an endorsement.

2007. Rick Walston, Walston’s Guide to Christian Distance Learning: 5th Edition (Xulon Press); assisted with proofreading and wrote an endorsement.

Web-Based Publications

2016—present. Contributor, Blog, Credo Magazine.

2014—2016. Contributor, Butler Community College’s Faculty Development Blog.

2014—2016. Contributor, Thinking Out Loud.

2014. Contributor, Faith Beyond Belief.

2006—2008. Contributor, Know Him Ministries.

 Other Publications

2014—2015. Contributor, iCelebrate Newsletter, Celebration Baptist Church.

2014—present. Contributor, Butler Community College’s Faculty Development Newsletter.

AWARDS & HONORS

2015 John & Suanne Roueche Teaching Excellence Award, League for Innovation in the Community College, Adjunct Professor Recipient for Butler Community College.

CAMPUS PRESENTATIONS & TALKS

2016.  Facilitator for “Writing Across Disciplines: Same Principles, Different Approach.” Butler Community College, Andover, KS. April 9.

2016. Co-facilitator for “The Glass Classroom: POMP Lock IN.” Butler Community College, El Dorado, KS. January 11.

2015. Facilitator for “Gambling with Academic Death.” Butler Community College, Andover, KS. November 14.

2015. Co-facilitator for “The Glass Classroom.” Butler Community College, El Dorado, KS. August 10.

2015. Facilitator for “Google Docs for Collaboration.” Butler Community College, Andover, KS. April 11.

2014. Facilitator for “Don’t Check Your Brains in at the Door.” Butler Community College, Andover, KS. November 8.

2014. Co-facilitator for “Collaboration Club: Thinking about Interdisciplinary Collaboration.” Butler Community College, Andover, KS. September 13.

ACADEMIC CONFERENCES

Peer-Reviewed Papers Presented

2017. “The Myth of No Afterlife: The Case for Immortality for both the Sheep and Goats.” The International Society of Christian Apologetics (ISCA) Conference (Dallas, Texas March 24-25).

2016. “A Hell of a Place to End Up: The Philosophical and Theological Dangers of Annihilationism.” Baptist Association of Philosophy Teachers (BAPT) Conference (Bolivar, MO October 14-16).

CHURCH-RELATED CONFERENCES

Developed & Organized

 2014. Coram Deo Vive: Road to Renewal Weekend. Celebration Baptist Church, Wichita, KS. October 25-26.

Papers Presented

2014. “Experiencing Personal Renewal: 2 Peter 1:1-11.” Coram Deo Vive: Road to Renewal Weekend. Celebration Baptist Church, Wichita, KS. October 25-26.

2014. “Knowing and Doing God’s Will: Ephesians 5:15-16.” Coram Deo Vive: Road to Renewal Weekend. Celebration Baptist Church, Wichita, KS. October 25-26.

INVITED PRESENTATIONS & TALKS

2016. “Flying a Kite in a Tornado.” Celebration Baptist Church, Wichita, KS. April 24.

2015. “Guardrails: Avoiding Practical Atheist?” Celebration Baptist Church, Wichita, KS. October 11.

2015. “Living in a Pagan Culture.” Celebration Baptist Church, Wichita, KS. August 9.

2011. “Know the God You Worship” & “The Work of the Holy Spirit in Revelation.” Calvary Baptist Church, Pine Bluff, AR. October 23.

2006. “How Shall We Live? Meditation on 1 Peter 3:13-17.” Urich Baptist Church, Urich, MO. February 26.

RESEARCH EXPERIENCE

2016—present. Primary external scholar and interlocutor for Randall Bush’s Pew Research Grant Project through Union University, God, Morality, and Beauty: An Investigation into the Conflicts and Intersections Between Ethics, Aesthetics, and the Problem of Evil, and Trinitarian Doctrine.

ACADEMIC SERVICE

Departmental Service

2015. Co-sponsor of the Philosophy Club, Butler Community College (Spring & Summer).

2014—2015. Chair, Task Force on New Testament Textbook Selection, Butler Community College.

Institutional Service

2016—2017. Member, Badges Task Force, Butler Community College.

2016—present. Consulting Ex-Officio Member of Faculty Development Team, Butler Community College.

2015—2016. Member of Faculty Development Team, Butler Community College.

2014—2015. Collaboration Club (Co-facilitator and co-author), Butler Community College.

2014—2015. Honorary Member of Faculty Development Team, Butler Community College.

2014. Teaching Squares, Faculty Development Team Project (fall semester), Butler Community College.

           General Service

 2016—2017. Member and Contributor of the Vitae Ambassador Program, ChronicleVitae.com.

LANGUAGES

French (reading: basic; speaking: poor)

German (reading: good; speaking: fair)

Greek (reading: good)

Hebrew (reading: basic/good)

Latin (reading: good)

Spanish (reading: basic; speaking poor/fair)

PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATIONS

International Society of Christian Apologetics, Charter Member 2006-2009, 2016-present.

2018. Program Chairman (Conference Coordinator).

Society of Christian Philosophers, Full Member 2006-2009, 2016-present.

The American Philosophical Association, Member 2006-2009.

American Academy of Religion, Full Member 2006-2009, 2016-present.

Centre of Theology and Philosophy, Full Member 2013-present.

Evangelical Philosophical Society, Full Member 2016-present.

Baptist Association of Philosophy Teachers, Full Member 2016-present.

MINISTERIAL EXPERIENCE

2017—present. Lay Minister, North Park Baptist Church, Sherman, TX.

2014—2016. Lay Minister, Celebration Baptist Church, Wichita, KS.

2012—2013. Pulpit Supply, Surrounding areas of Cape Girardeau, MO.

2010—2011. Elder, Sovereign Grace Fellowship, Slidell, LA.

2006—2008. Lay Minister, Eastern Shore Baptist Church, Daphne, AL.

2006—2008. Know Him Ministries, Founder & Director of an online blogging ministry that focused on Spiritual Formations and Apologetics, as Pre-evangelism,                 Daphne, AL.

2002. Supervised Ministry Experience (Summer), The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, Penang, Malaysia.

2001. Supervised Ministry Experience (Summer), Highview Baptist Church & The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, Louisville, KY.

2000. Pulpit Supply (February to April), First Southern Baptist Church, Bloomington, IN.

1998. Minister of Youth, Miflin Baptist Church, Elberta, AL.

1997. Ministerial Association’s Mission Team (October), University of Mobile, Concord, NH.

1996—1997. President of Ministerial Association, University of Mobile, Mobile, AL.

1996. University of Mobile’s Mission Team (March), University of Mobile, Managua, Nicaragua.

1996. Associate Youth Minister (Summer), Southside Baptist Church, Bay Minette, AL.

REFERENCES

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