Daily Archives: September 3, 2008

Two new openings (Garrett-Evangelical and St. Olaf College)


Greetings from Evanston! I hope all is going well for you in your work with ISAAC. I am writing on behalf of the faculty search committee for a position here at Garrett in Systematic Theology. As you can see from the attached description we are very interested in identifying mid to senior level candidates for consideration. The successful candidate for this position would be working very closely with Nancy Bedford and myself as well as with Brent Waters and Ken Vaux. The person would be working with our Master’s level students and with our doctoral program. We would be most interested in someone who saw her work as contributing to making each of these programs world class. We are especially interested in identifying candidates who are of Asian/Asian-American descent and who are conversant in both the scholarship and ecclesial realities that emerge from these communities. We would deeply appreciate your help in this task. I look forward to hearing from you.

Stephen G. Ray Jr.
Neal and Ila Fisher Professor of Theology
Garrett-Evangelical Theological Seminary
2121 Sheridan Road
Evanston, IL 60201
847.866.3900 – telephone
847.467.0689 – fax


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Dear Professor Tseng,

Greetings from Saint Olaf College. I am writing to you in my capacity as Chair of  our Religion Department and Chair of our Search Committee for a new tenure track position in the historical or social scientific study of Christianity, with a preferred focus on African, African-American, Asian, or Latino/a-American Christianity. I am attaching a full description of our position for your information. We want to attract a large and diverse pool of candidates for this position, and especially candidates who can contribute to the diversity of our community through their teaching, research, and/or service.

It will be a tremendous help to us if you are able to share our position description with members of your group and any other interested persons. Kindly let me know of your willingness to assist us in this way.

Thank you for your consideration of this request.


Anant Rambachan
Professor and Chair
Religion Department
Saint Olaf College
150 Saint Olaf Avenue
Northfield, MN 55057


Seminar on Biblical Greek (in Mandarin) – Bay Area (Oct. 4)

Worldwide Bible Society, the translators of the New Chinese Translation is pleased to announce a one-day FREE seminar conducted by Prof. Andrew Hwang of Singapore Bible Society and Dr. Sam Tsang who taught many Bay Area pastors now, on Oct. 4 from 10.30am to 3 pm at Mountain View Chinese Christian Church (175 E. Dana St. Mt. View, CA 94041, contact phone: 408-996-8388).

Prof. Hwang who is also the head of the translation committee for WBS will discuss the meanings of biblical Greek words from a linguistic point of view from 10.30-12 and Dr. Tsang will respond in the afternoon (1.30-3) to show how Prof. Hwang’s method can fit into his own method of studying Paul. The seminar will be conducted in Mandarin.  All are welcome.

Dr. Sam Tsang
Vice President of Overseas Theological Seminary, San Jose
PhD. New Testament, University of Sheffield
MDiv, MAET, Western San Jose