Rhonda’s Education

Bachelor of Science in Nursing, Rockhurst University/Research College of Nursing, Kansas City, Missouri, 1992
Bachelor of Arts in Compassionate Ministries, Northwest Nazarene University, Nampa, Idaho, 1989

David’s Education

Doctor of Philosophy in Religious and Theological Studies,major in Biblical Interpretation, Iliff School of Theology and the University of Denver, Denver, Colorado, 2000
Master of Divinity, Cum Laude, Nazarene Theological Seminary, Kansas City, Missouri, 1992
Bachelor of Arts, Religion (Pre-Seminary), Magna Cum Laude, Northwest Nazarene University, Nampa, Idaho, 1989

Rhonda’s Ministry Experience

Ordained Elder, Intermountain District, Church of the Nazarene, Nampa, Idaho, 2007
Global Missionary, Church of the Nazarene, Philippines, Micronesia, Australia, 1999-2008, 2016-present
Member Care Coordinator, Philippines/Micronesia Field, Church of the Nazarene, 2016-present
School Nurse,  Children’s Ministry, President’s Assistant, Asia-Pacific Nazarene Theological Seminary, Philippines, 1999-2004, 2006-08
Part-time Office Staff, Children’s Ministry, Principal’s Assistant, Nazarene Theological College, Queensland, Australia, 2004-06
Women’s and Children’s Ministry volunteer at numerous churches.

David’s Ministry Experience

Ordained Elder, Intermountain District, Church of the Nazarene, Nampa, Idaho, 1999
Global Missionary, General Board, Church of the Nazarene, Lenexa, Kansas, 1999-2008, 2016-present
Field Education Coordinator, Philippines/Micronesia Field, Church of the Nazarene, 2016-present
Chair, Asia-Pacific Regional Course of Study Advisory Committee, 2017-present
Pastor, First Church of the Nazarene, Guam, 2019-present
Head Chaplain, Spiritual Care Advisor and Bereavement Coordinator, Hospice Visions, Twin Falls, Idaho, 2014-16
Interim Pastor, Church of the Nazarene, Filer, Idaho, 2016
Pastor, 
Church of the Nazarene, Buhl, Idaho, 2011-14
President, West End Ministerial Association, Buhl, Idaho, 2014
Pastor, First Church of the Nazarene, Sheridan, Wyoming, 2008-11
Field Treasurerfor Nazarene Field Missionary Council, Manila, Philippines, 2002, 06-07
Pastor, Spirit of Life Church of the Nazarene, Thornlands, Queensland, Australia, 2002-04
Interim Pastor, Church of the Nazarene, Gooding, Idaho, 1998
Pastor, Eastside Church of the Nazarene, Denver, Colorado, 1994-96
Interim Pastor, Grace Church of the Nazarene, Denver, Colorado, 1994
Youth Pastor, Church of the Nazarene, Great Falls, Montana, 1987-88

Rhonda’s Other Experience

Registered Nurse, the State of Idaho
Registered Nurse, St. Luke’s Medical Center, Twin Falls, Idaho, 1997-99, 2011-16
Registered Nurse, Sheridan County School District #2, Sheridan, Wyoming, 2009-11
Registered Nurse, The Medical Center of Aurora, Aurora, Colorado, 1994-97
Registered Nurse,  Mercy Medical Center, Denver, Colorado, 1993-94
Registered Nurse, Baptist Medical Center, Kansas City, Missouri, 1993
Unit Secretary/Nursing Assistant, Children’s Mercy Hospital & Clinics, Kansas City, Missouri, 1989-92

David’s Academic Experience

Adjunct Professor, Asia-Pacific Nazarene Theological Seminary, 2016-present
Adjunct Professor
, Simpson University, Redding California, 2016-present
Adjunct Professor, Nazarene Theological Seminary, Kansas City, Missouri, 2010-present
Adjunct Professor, Union University of California, 2015-present
Adjunct Professor, Nazarene Bible College, Colorado Springs, Colorado, 2009-16
Affiliate Faculty, Indiana Wesleyan University, Marion, Indiana, 2009-present
Adjunct Professor, Northwest Nazarene University, Nampa, Idaho, 2011-2012
Adjunct Instructor and Course Writer, Union College, Westminster, California, 2014
Adjunct Professor, George Fox Evangelical Seminary, Portland, Oregon, 2010-11
Professor of New Testament, Asia-Pacific Nazarene Theological Seminary, Taytay, Rizal, The Philippines, 2005-08
Lecturer in Bible, Nazarene Theological College, Thornlands, Queensland, Australia, 2002-04
Assistant and Associate Professor of New Testament, Asia-Pacific Nazarene Theological Seminary, Taytay, Rizal, The Philippines, 1999-2002
Adjunct Professor, Colorado Christian University, Lakewood, Colorado, 1996
Graduate Assistant, Iliff School of Theology and the University of Denver, 1994-95
Faculty Assistant, Nazarene Theological Seminary, Kansas City, Missouri, 1990-92
Faculty Assistant, Northwest Nazarene University, Nampa, Idaho, 1986-89

Administrative Experience

Chair, Asia-Pacific Regional Course of Study Advisory Committee,  2016 – present
Technology Manager, Webmaster, Asia-Pacific Nazarene Theological Seminary, 2005-08
Convener and Organizer, Asia-Pacific Regional Theology Conference, Korea Nazarene University, Cheonan, South Korea, October 2003
Successfully wrote major five-year accreditation review for the Asia Theological Association for Asia-Pacific Nazarene Theological Seminary, 2002
Wrote a $10,000 grant to obtain funding for computer infrastructure at Asia-Pacific Nazarene Theological Seminary, 2001

Memberships

  • Evangelical Theological Society
  • Phi Delta Lambda Honor Society
  • Society of Biblical Literature
  • Wesleyan Theological Society

David’s Publications

Books

Transformation in Christ: Paul’s Experience of the Divine Mystery (Eugene: Pickwick, 2019).
1 and 2 Timothy, Titus, New Beacon Bible Commentary (Kansas City: Beacon Hill, 2016).
Lo, I Tell You a Mystery: Cross, Resurrection, and Paraenesis in the Rhetoric of 1 Corinthians, Princeton Theological Monograph Series 52 (Eugene: Pickwick Publications, 2006).
Editor, Scripture’s Distinctives and Dynamics: Toward an Asia-Pacific Hermeneutic of Holiness (Taytay, Philippines: Asia-Pacific Nazarene Theological Seminary, 2004).
Editor, The Challenge of Culture: Articulating and Proclaiming the Wesleyan-Holiness Message in the Asia-Pacific Region (Taytay, Philippines: Asia-Pacific Nazarene Theological Seminary, 2002).

Refereed Articles

“Atonement and Community Reconciliation in Paul’s Letters: The Shame of the Cross as the Means for Restoration,” Wesleyan Theological Journal (Spring 2015).
Review of Jeffrey S. Lamp, The Greening of Hebrews? Ecological Readings in the Letter to the Hebrews (Eugene, OR: Wipf and Stock, 2012), Wesleyan Theological Journal (Spring 2015).
“Forward in Christ: Ephesians as Source for Unity in Diversity,” Didache: Faithful Teaching (Vol. 14, Issue 1, August 2014); http://didache.nazarene.org/index.php/volume-14-1/1034-didache-v14n1-11-forward-in-christ-ackerman/file).
“The Bible as a Community Encounter: An Essay on Challenges for Faculty and Students of Scripture,” Didache: Faithful Teaching (Vol. 11, Issue 2, 2012); http://didache.nazarene.org/index.php/issues-topmenu-38/71-vol11/46-vol-11-2.
“The High Priesthood of Jesus and the Sanctification of Believers:  New Covenant Possibility in Hebrews 7-10,” Wesleyan Theological Journal (45:1, Spring 2010), 226-45.
“Fighting Fire with Fire:  Community Formation in 1 Corinthians 12-14,” Evangelical Review of Theology (29:4, October 2005), 347-62.
Review of Joel B. Green and Mark D. Baker, Recovering the Scandal of the Cross:  Atonement in New Testament and Contemporary Contexts, in Evangelical Review of Theology (29:4 October 2005), 378-79.

Other Articles and Chapters

“Rest,” in Global Wesleyan Dictionary of Biblical Theology, forthcoming in 2018.
“Conscience,” in Global Wesleyan Dictionary of Biblical Theology, forthcoming.
“No Room in the Inn?  A Glimpse at Early Christian Hospitality through Lukan Redaction,” The Mediator (Volume 7 Issue 1, 2009), 29-59. http://www.apnts.org/wp-content/uploads/2010/08/Mediator-7.1-1.pdf
Co-authored the Thesis Handbook, Asia-Pacific Nazarene Theological Seminary, Taytay, Rizal, Philippines.
“New Covenant in Christ: A Biblical Theology of Holiness,” in International Nazarene Festschrift in Commemoration of Dr. Kim, Young Baik (Korea Nazarene Publishing House, 2007), 590-607.
“Fruit of the Spirit:  Peace,” Holiness Today (March, 2003).
“Paul and Wesley on Grace, Conscience, and the Law,” The Mediator (April 2002), 23-66. http://www.apnts.edu.ph/resourcecenter/mediator/Ackerman_Paul_and_Wesley%283.2%29.pdf
The Mediator, The Theological Journal of Asia-Pacific Nazarene Theological Seminary, editor from 2000 to 2003, associate editor from 2003 to 2012.
“Proclaiming Biblical Holiness for the Twenty-First Century: The Central Task of Wesleyan Biblical Studies,” The Mediator (October 2000), 1-25. http://resourcecenter.apnts.org/mediator/Ackerman_Proclaiming(2.1).pdf
“The Crisis of the Cross,” in What Generation X is Saying to the Church of the Nazarene, ed. Thomas Oord (Kansas City, Missouri:  Beacon Hill Press, 1999).
“What Ever Happened to Our Women Preachers?” Preachers Magazine, 1988.

Curriculum

Six Commentaries, “Ten Commandments,” for Word Action Sunday School Curriculum, Beacon Hill Press, 2019.
“Gifts from God,” in Illustrated Bible Life, for Word Action Sunday School Curriculum, Beacon Hill Press, 2018.
“Mercy,” in Illustrated Bible Life, for Word Action Sunday School Curriculum, Beacon Hill Press, 2017.
“Titus,” in Illustrated Bible Life, for Word Action Sunday School Curriculum, Beacon Hill Press, 2016.
“Who do You Say that I Am?” in Illustrated Bible Life, for Word Action Sunday School Curriculum, Beacon Hill Press, 2015.
“Self-Control,” in Illustrated Bible Life, for Word Action Sunday School Curriculum, Beacon Hill Press, 2015.
Six Commentaries, “Encounters with God,” in Illustrated Bible Life, for Word Action Sunday School Curriculum, Beacon Hill Press, 2014.
“Stone Stories,” in Illustrated Bible Life, for Word Action Sunday School Curriculum, Beacon Hill Press, 2013.
Commentary on Titus, in Illustrated Bible Life, for Word Action Sunday School Curriculum, Beacon Hill Press, 2012.

Other Writing

“We have this Treasure,” The Sheridan Press, Sheridan, Wyoming, May 31, 2011.
“Being and Doing,” The Sheridan Press, Sheridan, Wyoming, January 18, 2011.
“What is Thankfulness all about?” The Sheridan Press, Sheridan, Wyoming, November 20, 2010.
“Spring into Life,” The Sheridan Press, Sheridan, Wyoming, April 25, 2010.
“The God of the Earthquake,” The Sheridan Press, Sheridan, Wyoming, January 19, 2010.
“Seeking the Resource for Life,” The Sheridan Press, Sheridan, Wyoming, September 14, 2009.

Conference Presentations

Paper, “The God of All Compassion: A Wesleyan Theology of Grief,” presented at the Wesleyan Theological Society annual meeting, March 6-7, 2015.
Paper, “Atonement and Community Reconciliation in Paul’s Letters: The Shame of the Cross as the Means for Restoration,” presented at the Wesleyan Theological Society annual meeting, March 8, 2014.
Workshop, “Community:  The Indispensible Link between Bible and Church,” presented at the “Bible Tells Me So” Wesley Center Conference, Northwest Nazarene University, February 2011.
“The High Priesthood of Jesus and the Sanctification of Believers:  New Covenant Possibility in Hebrews 7-10,” presented at the Wesley Theological Society annual meeting, March 2009.
“A Dialogue with Church Planting Movements by David Garrison,” Workshop Presentation, Asia-Pacific Nazarene Theological Seminary, January 10, 2005.
“Jesus’ Victory over the Forces of Evil:  A Biblical Perspective,” presented at the Asia-Pacific Regional Theology Conference, Korea Nazarene University, South Korea; published in Scripture’s Distinctives and Dynamics, 2003; http://didache.nazarene.org/index.php?option=com_docman&task=doc_download&gid=194&Itemid=51
“Passing the Faith Along,” presented at the Nazarene Asia-Pacific Regional Theology Conference, Korea Nazarene University, South Korea, 2003; http://didache.nazarene.org/index.php?option=com_docman&task=doc_download&gid=100&Itemid=51
“Covenant as a Key to Unlocking the Story of the Bible,” Sydney, NSW, Australia, 2003.
“Discipleship, Prayer, and Evangelism Training,” Mackay, QLD, Australia, 2003.
“Biblical Theological Reflections on the Y2K Bug,” Harris Memorial College, Antipolo, The Philippines, 1999.

Courses Taught or Written

Asia-Pacific Nazarene Theological Seminary, Taytay, Philippines (all graduate level)

  • Advanced Greek (2001, 2005)
  • Apocalyptic Literature (Daniel and Revelation) (1999, 2006, 2018)
  • Beginning Greek (2001, 2006, 2007)
  • Biblical Hebrew (2007)
  • Biblical Hermeneutics (2005, 2006, 2007)
  • Intermediate Greek (2000, 2002, 2005, 2006, 2007)
  • Introduction to the Bible (2017, 2018)
  • Introduction to the Old Testament (1998, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002)
  • Introduction to the New Testament (2000, 2001, 2002, 2005, 2006)
  • Luke/Acts (2002)
  • New Testament Theology (2002, 2005, 2006, Online 2007, 2019)
  • Matthew/Mark (2000, 2002)
  • Psalms and Hebrew Poetry (2001, 2004)
  • Romans (2001, 2006)
  • The Biblical Concept of Covenant (2000)
  • The Corinthian Correspondence (2000, 2005, 2008)
  • The Doctrine of Holiness (2006)
  • The Epistle to the Hebrews (2006)
  • The Pastoral Epistles (2007)
  • The Red-Letter Edition, a study of the words of Jesus (Directed Study 2001)
  • Thesis Advising (Master of Science in Theology) (2006, 2007)

Asia Graduate School of Theology, Manila, Philippines

  • The Corinthian Correspondence (Master of Theology/Doctor of Philosophy course 2001)
  • Thesis Advising (Master of Theology 2007, 2008)

Colorado Christian University, Lakewood, Colorado

  • The Parables of Jesus (1996, undergraduate)

George Fox Evangelical Seminary, Portland, Oregon (graduate)

  • New Testament Christology (Online, 2010)
  • New Testament Greek for Ministry (Online, 2011)

Indiana Wesleyan University, Marion, Indiana

  • Advanced Inductive Bible Study (Online undergraduate, twice in 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, twice in 2014, 2015)
  • Basics of Christian Doctrine (Online undergraduate, thrice in 2009, 2011, 2012, 2013)
  • Biblical Studies Colloquium (Online undergraduate, 2012, 2013, 2019)
  • Evangelism and Global Outreach (Online undergraduate, twice in 2012)
  • Historical Books (Online undergraduate, twice in 2013)
  • Inductive Bible Study (Online undergraduate, 2010, twice in 2011, 2012, 2015)
  • Johannine Literature (Online undergraduate, 2011, twice in 2012, 2013)
  • Major Prophets (Online undergraduate, 2009, 2010, 2014, 2015)
  • Methods of Bible Study (Online undergraduate, twice in 2009, thrice in 2010, 2011)
  • New Testament Survey (Online undergraduate, 2009, 2010, 2015)
  • Pentateuch (Online undergraduate, twice in 2013)
  • Synoptic Gospels (Online undergraduate twice in 2015)
  • Synoptic Gospels Course Writer (undergraduate 2014, 2015)
  • Wrote the course Introduction to the New Testament (Online graduate 2013)
  • Revised the course on Johannine Literature (Online undergraduate 2013)
  • Rewrote the course Synoptic Gospels (Online undergraduate 2014)
  • Presently rewriting course Romans & Galatians (Online undergraduate 2015)

Indonesia Nazarene Bible College, Jogjakarta, Indonesia

  • The Pastoral Epistles (2007) (graduate)

Melanesia Nazarene Bible College, Mt. Hagen, Papua New Guinea

  • The Corinthian Correspondence (2002) (undergraduate)
  • Greek for Ministry (2018)

Nazarene Bible College, Colorado Springs, Colorado (undergraduate)

  • Biblical Interpretation (Online, 2011, twice in 2012, 2013, 2014)
  • The Book of Acts (Online, twice in 2009, twice in 2015)
  • New Testament Gospels (Online, 2010, 2013, 2014)
  • Old Testament Introduction (Online, twice in 2011, twice in 2012)
  • Old Testament Historical Books (Online, 2010, 2012, twice in 2013, twice in 2014, 2015)
  • Old Testament Prophets (Online, 2010, 2012, 2013, 2014)
  • Pauline Epistles (Online, 2010, 2012, twice in 2014)
  • Pentateuch (Online, twice in 2010, twice in 2011, 2012, twice in 2013, twice in 2014)

Nazarene Theological College, Brisbane, Australia (all under-graduate)

  • Biblical Hermeneutics (2004, 2018)
  • Hebrew and Greek (Directed Study; 2004)
  • Introduction to the New Testament (2003, 2004)
  • Introduction to the Old Testament (2003, 2004)
  • New Testament Letters (2004)
  • Old Testament Prophets (2004)
  • Pentateuch (2003)
  • Synoptic Gospels (2003)
  • Parts of courses on Worship and The Biblical Doctrine of Holiness (2003, 2004)

Nazarene Theological Seminary, Kansas City, Missouri (graduate level)

  • Biblical Hermeneutics (Online and Module, 2010, Spring and Fall 2011, Spring 2012, Spring 2013, Spring 2014; Spring 2015; Spring 2016)
  • Cultural Anthropology (Online, Spring 2013)
  • Gospel of Matthew (Online, Fall 2013, Fall 2015)
  • Reading the Biblical Story (Online, Fall 2012, Fall 2013, Fall 2014, Fall 2015)
  • Romans (Online, Fall 2010, Fall 2014)

Northwest Nazarene University, Nampa, Idaho (graduate level)

  • Introduction to Biblical Studies (Spring and Fall 2011, Summer 2012)
  • Interpreting the Bible for Life and Ministry (Spring 2014)

Southeast Asia Nazarene Bible College (Thailand)

  • Evangelism (2017)

Union College, Westminster, California (undergraduate level)

  • Biblical Hermeneutics (2017, 2019)
  • Wrote course Examining the Bible as Literature in Context (Fall 2014)
  • Wrote course Examining the Bible as the Word of God (Fall 2014)