Professors, In Rooms, Getting Coffee
You’re listening to Professors, In Rooms, Getting Coffee, an exploration of truth, beauty, wisdom, and goodness at the intersection of faith and scholarship. We look for present and future hope, while attempting to honestly investigate the problems facing humanity and the church. By turns academic, devotional, serious and relaxed, Justin Winzenburg (Ph.D. New Testament) and Stephen W. Jones (Ph.D. International Development) commit to following truth even when that leads us into uncomfortable spaces of self-reflection and repentance. We also anticipate hope; present and future, and actively pursue it.
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Dr. Justin Winzenburg has his Ph.D. in New Testament from London School of Theology in the UK. His expertise is in the areas of the New Testament and its Roman Imperial context as well as in New testament hermeneutics. His dissertation, titled Subversive Speech Acts? An Evaluation of an Imperial Critical Reading of Ephesians, explores whether or not the content of Ephesians was intended to challenge Roman imperial ideology. He is currently Assistant Professor of New Testament and Greek at Crown College in St. Bonifacius Minnesota. Dr. Winzenburg teaches a wide range of New Testament courses including Paul’s letter to the Romans, New testament History, and Corinthians Correspondence. He also co-teaches classes on faith, religion and political powers, global theology, and faith and film. Dr. Winzenburg grew up in Hopkins MN where he became interested in sports and music at an early age. He is an avid collector of vinyl records and he enjoys playing golf, basketball, and fantasy football. He also enjoys spending time with his wife and two sons.
Stephen W. Jones teaches, trains, and studies at the intersection of intercultural relations, cross-cultural ministry, and political science. He earned his Ph.D. in International Development at the University of Southern Mississippi and his M.A. in Intercultural Relations from the University of the Pacific, in conjunction with the Intercultural Communication Institute.
He was formerly Assistant Professor of International Studies at Crown College (2013-2020) and Assistant Professor of Intercultural Studies at Grace University (2009-2012).
Stephen W. Jones, Ph.D. is a father of three and husband of one. He lives with his family in Berlin, Germany where he serves as Fördermitarbeiter für internationale Kulturfragen und Verständigung with Envision Berlin.
Stephen W. Jones works to see transformation in the lives of individuals, communities, and the world. He yearns to see beauty rise out of pain, and believes that rooting lives in eschatological hope sets people free.