Dr. Jack Kilcrease

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About me

Gender MALE
Location Grand Rapids, Michigan, United States
Introduction I am a Lutheran layperson and an adjunct professor of theology at the Institute for Lutheran Theology and Aquinas College. I grew up in Oregon and attended Luther College in Iowa (B.A. History and Religion) and Luther Seminary in St. Paul, MN (M.A. Doctrine and Theology). I graduated in 2009 from Marquette University with a Ph.D in Systematic Theology. I am the author of the following articles: "Martin Luther and Bernard of Clairvaux on the Bridal Mystical Motif," (Journal of Ecclesiastical History) "Creation's Praise: A Short Liturgical Reading of Genesis and Revelation," (Pro Ecclesia) "Kenosis and Vocation: Christ as the Exemplar and Agent of Christian Freedom," (LOGIA) "Gerhard O. Forde on the Law" (Concordia Theological Quarterly). My systematic Lutheran Christology ("The Self-Donation of God: A Contemporary Lutheran Approach to Christ and His Benefits" preface, David P. Scaer) will be published in 2013 by Wipf and Stock Press. I am married to the historian Dr. Bethany M. Tanis (now Kilcrease).
Interests Reading, Writing, Running, Movies, Bloging, Worship.
Favorite Movies The Never Ending Story (I and II), Lilo and Stitch, The Parent Trap (I and II- especially II!), Freaky Friday (older version- not the one with Lindsey Lohan!), Rainbow Bright, Toy Story series, Care Bears, Snow White, Sleeping Beauty, Follow that Bird, The Music Man (favorite movie of all time!!!!- it's soo awesome!!!)
Favorite Music Medieval Chant and Polyphony in general, Anonymous 4, Wagner, Bach, Copeland, Holst (The Planets), John Coltrane, Miles Davis, John Lee Hooker, Muddy Waters, Cold Play, David Gray, The Killers, Dave Matthews, Pink Floyd, Beatles, Led Zepplin, U2, Pearl Jam.
Favorite Books The Bible, The Bondage of the Will, Luther's Galatians and Genesis commentaries. Philip Melanchthon, Loci Communes 1521 and 1543. Book of Concord. Martin Chemnitz's, Loci Theologici, The Two Natures in Christ. Examination of the Council of Trent, Johann Gerhard, Loci Theologici (all volumes) St. Irenaeus of Lyons, Against the Heresies. Augustine's City of God, also On the Trinity, Against Julian. Gerhard Forde's Theology is for Proclamation, Justification by Faith: A Matter of Death and Life, A More Radical Gospel, The Captivation of the Will, On Being a Theologian of the Cross. N.T. Wright's Climax of the Covenant, The New Testament and the People of God, Jesus and the Victory of God, The Resurrection of the Son of God. Herman Sasse, This is My Body, Here We Stand. Heiko Oberman, The Harvest of Late Medieval Theology, Luther: Man between God and the Devil. Oliver K. Olson, Matthias Flacius and the Survival of Luther's Reformation. Hans Urs Von Balthasar: Mysterium Paschal, Theo-Drama, The Glory of the Lord, Theo-logic. Gustaf Wingren, Creation and Law, Luther on Vocation, Gospel and Church, Man and Incarnation, The Living Word. Hans Iwand, The Righteousness of Faith According to Luther. Werner Elert, The Christian Ethos, The Structure of Lutheranism, Outline of Christian Doctrine. David Scaer, Jesus Teaches the Church, The Sermon on the Mount. John Kleinig, Leviticus. Oswald Bayer, The Theology of Martin Luther. Richard Muller, Post-Reformation Reformed Dogmatics (Vols. 1-4). Robert Preus, Post-Reformation Lutheran Dogmatics (Vols. 1-2).