Concordia Lutheran Seminary

Faculty

Stephen L. Chambers, B.A., M.Div., Ph.D.
(New Testament Exegetical Theology)

Born in Vancouver, BC, 1962. Elementary and high school in Burnaby, BC (1968-1980); Concordia College, Portland, OR (B.A. 1984); Concordia Seminary, St. Louis, MO (M.Div. 1989); University of St. Michael’s College, Toronto, ON (Ph.D. 2004). Pastor, Good Shepherd and Redeemer Lutheran Churches, Valleyview and High Prairie, AB (1989-1993); Pastor, Concordia Lutheran Church, Edmonton, AB (1993-1998); Interim Pastor, St. Matthew Lutheran Church, Scarborough, ON (1998-2001). Instructor, Concordia Seminary, Odessa, Ukraine (2005, 2016); Instructor, Luther Institute - Southeast Asia (2008, 2009, 2014, 2015, 2018); Guest instructor, Concordia Lutheran Seminary, Edmonton, AB, (2000) Assistant Professor of Exegetical Theology (2002-2007), Associate Professor (2007-2012); Professor (2012-present).

Academic Service at Concordia Lutheran Seminary

Assistant Professor of Exegetical Theology, Concordia Lutheran Seminary, Edmonton, AB, 2002-2007. Associate Professor of Exegetical Theology, Concordia Lutheran Seminary, Edmonton, AB, 2007-2012. Professor of Exegetical Theology, Concordia Lutheran Seminary, Edmonton, AB, 2012-present.

Courses taught:

New Teatament Greek (BL-092/093), Introduction to the Study of Scripture (EXE 100), Jesus and the Gospel (EXE 250), Paul and His Writings (EXE 260), Beyond and Jesus and Paul (EXE 270), Worship 1 (PRX 110), Communicating the Gospel (PRX 120), Preaching 1 (PRX 121), Worship 2 (PRX 210), Preaching 2 (PRX 220), Lectionary Seminar (PRX 161/260/261/460/461), Pastoal Ministry Seminar (PRX 400),

Administrative Service at Concordia Lutheran Seminary

Dean of Student Life, 2002-2010. Dean of Chapel, 2002-2007. Faculty Secretary, 2002-2010. Director of Placement, 2003-2011. Director of Financial Aid, 2002-2004, 2006-2010. Library Director, 2011-present. Academic Dean, 2011-present.

Research interests

New Testament: Hermeneutics, Pauline epistles, Synoptic Gospels, John, archaeology.

Practical Theology: homiletics, Christian worship, pastoral theology.

Publications

"Choosing our Words: 'We' and 'You' in Preaching", Lutheran Theological Review, LTR XXX (2018-2019)

“Glass Report, 2002-2009.” Hippos-Sussita: Ten-Year Retrospective. Michael Eisenberg, ed. Haifa: Zinman Institute of Archaeology, University of Haifa, 2014.

“Glass Items: The North-East Insula Project, 2010.” Pages 52-56 in Hippos-Sussita: Eleventh Season of Excavations. Arthur Segal, Mark Schuler, Michael Eisenberg, eds. Haifa: Zinman Institute of Archaeology, University of Haifa, 2010.

“Preaching in Stereo.” Lutheran Theological Review, LTR XVIII (2005 - 2006)

“‘Faith in Christ’ or ‘The Faith of Christ’?  Pistis Christou in Paul.” Lutheran Theological Review 12 (Academic Year 1999-2000)

Popular articles in The Canadian Lutheran, 2000-present

Personal interests

Running

Sailing

Sports cars

Travel