CURRICULUM VITÆ  J. TED BLAKLEY  M.Div., Ph.D.

 

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VOCATION

 

            The Lord GOD has given me the tongue of a teacher,

               that I may know how to sustain the weary with a word

                                                                             —Isaiah 50:4a

 

I am a follower of Jesus.

I seek to serve God by exercising my gifts of scholarship, teaching, leadership, and compassion.

My calling and passion is to draw people into the Christian faith, to ground them in their identity

as God’s beloved, to contribute to their spiritual formation and discipleship, and to equip and mobilize

them to participate in what God is doing to rescue and restore the whole world.

 

ORDINATION

 

 

Canonically Resident in The Episcopal Diocese of Kansas

 

 

7 June 2014

Ordained to the Holy Order of Priests

by the Right Reverend Dean Elliott Wolfe, D.D. at Grace Episcopal Cathedral; Topeka, Kansas

 

 

24 Aug 2013

Ordained to the Holy Order of Deacons

by the Right Reverend Dean Elliott Wolfe, D.D. at Grace Episcopal Cathedral; Topeka, Kansas

 

EDUCATION

 

2012–2013

Anglican Studies

     Bishop Kemper School of Ministry  (Topeka, Kansas)

 

 

Sept 2008

Doctor of Philosophy in Biblical Studies

     St. Mary’s College, University of St. Andrews  (St. Andrews, Scotland)

 

                    Ph.D. Thesis:    Incomprehension or Resistance?:

                                              The Markan Disciples and the Narrative Logic of Mark 4:1–8:30Abstract

 

                       Supervisor:    Ronald A. Piper

           Internal Examiner:    Kelly R. Iverson

          External Examiner:    John Muddiman

 

 

Sept 2003

Master of Letters, First*

     St. Mary’s College, University of St. Andrews  (St. Andrews, Scotland)

 

        M.Litt. Dissertation:    The Crisis of Diversity:
                                              Historical Objectivity and the Quest for the Historical Jesus

 

                       Supervisor:    Richard Bauckham

              Internal Reader:    Ronald A. Piper

              External Reader:    Larry W. Hurtado

 

* I completed all of the requirements for the M.Litt., receiving a First on the coursework and on the dissertation.
   I then opted to transfer into the Ph.D. program in lieu of accepting the M.Litt. degree.

 

 

Sept 2001

Master of Divinity

     Fuller Theological Seminary  (Pasadena, California)

 

 

May 1993

Bachelor of Arts in Religion and Philosophy, Summa Cum Laude

     Friends University  (Wichita, Kansas)

 

                 Honors Thesis:    Private Conversations with Jesus:

                                              Translations and Reflections in the Gospel of John

 

 

May 1993

Bachelor of Arts in Theological Languages, Summa Cum Laude

     Friends University  (Wichita, Kansas)

 

 

PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT

 

 

Oct 15-17, 2014

“Your Leadership Edge” with the Kansas Leadership Center

Sept 15-16,  2014

“Leadership and Faith” with the Kansas Leadership Center

March 20, 2014

“Appreciative Inquiry” with Nicolette Papanek of the Clergy Leadership Institute

 

 

HONORS AND AWARDS

 

 

Wichita Public Schools • USD 259  (Wichita, Kansas)

2013

Good Apple Award for my work as a long-term substitute at Pleasant Valley Middle School

 

 

 

Fuller Theological Seminary  (Pasadena, California)

2001

2000

1999

1998

Everett F. Harrison, Jr. Memorial Scholarship Award in New Testament

The Dunavant/Reeves Scholarship

George and Della Hummel Scholarship

James F. & Barbara Beré Merit Scholarship

 

 

 

Friends University (Wichita, Kansas)

1993

1992, 93

1992, 93

1989, 90

1989, 90, 91, 92, 93

1989, 90, 91, 92, 93

Outstanding Religion Major

Alpha Chi Honor Society

Honors Seminar Fellow

New College Fellow

President’s Honor Roll

Dean’s Scholarship

 

 

ECCLESIASTICAL WORK                                                                                                         *Non-Stipendiary

 

St. John’s Episcopal Church  (Wichita, Kansas)

      Sept 2013–now

Curate

Planning and Leading Worship, Preaching and Teaching, Outreach, Pastoral Care,

Adult Christian Formation, Contemplative Ministry (Small Groups, Quiet Days).

 

 

Good Shepherd Episcopal Church  (Wichita, Kansas)

      2009–2011*

Adult Sunday School Teacher and Member of Christian Formation & Discipleship Team.
Worked collaboratively to create mission statement for church-wide Christian Formation

and helped establish children’s programs such as Godly Play and Circle of Discovery.

 

 

St. Mark’s Press, A Publishing Ministry of Good Shepherd Episcopal Church (Wichita, Kansas)

      2009–2011

Executive Director

Oversight of All Operations, Advertising, Conventions

 

 

      2008–2011

Scholar in Residence

Research, Writing, Public Speaking, Lector Training

A Lector’s Guide and Commentary to the Revised Common Lectionary (3 vols. — Years A, B, C; see Publications and Projects).

  

The Church of Our Saviour Episcopal Parish  (San Gabriel, California)

      2002–2005

Curriculum Development

Design and write curriculum for a series of small group Bible studies,
The Art of Engaging Holy Scripture (see
Publications and Projects).

 

 

      2000–2002

Coordinator of Small Group Ministries

Designed and wrote curriculum for small group Bible studies, facilitated weekly small groups studies, and helped design and implement a training program for small group facilitators.

 

 

      1999–2000

Liturgical Coordinator

Participated on a worship team that planned and implemented an alternative service
of worship on Sunday mornings (Rite III), followed by a small group Bible study.

 

 

Chapel Hill Fellowship United Methodist Church  (Wichita, Kansas)

      1995–1997*

Member of New Church Plant Committee

Adult Sunday School Teacher

 

 

University Friends Church; Wichita, Kansas

      1992–1993

Youth Pastor

Helped develop the Youth and Children’s Ministries. Primarily responsible for Sunday School,

youth group, and other programs for Middle-School-aged youth.

 

 

ACADEMIC WORK

 

 

Northfield School of the Liberal Arts  (Wichita, Kansas)

      2014–Present

Math Faculty, Parttime

Algebra II • Course Blog

 

 

Friends University  (Wichita, Kansas)

      2007–Present

Adjunct Professor

  Undergraduate:  New Testament Greek Exegesis (Fall 2013)

                                     Basic Christian Beliefs (Fall 2007) • Homepage and Blog

 

              Graduate:  Theology of Culture (Sum 2014)

                                     Christian Ministries Final Project (Sum 2014)

                                     Biblical World: Old Testament (Sum 2008)

                                     Fundamentals of Exegesis: Hebrew (Sum 2007, Sum 2008) • Hebrew 2 Hub

 

 

Wichita Public Schools — USD 259  (Wichita, Kansas)

      2012–2014

Longterm Building Substitute — Pleasant Valley Middle School

8th Grade Math and Algebra, CWC (2014)

Miscellaneous Assignments — Teaching and Instructional Technology (2013–2014)

8th Grade Social Studies (2012–2013)

 

 

      2007–10, 2011

Substitute Teacher

Subteach in a variety of elementary, middle, and high school settings.

 

 

Logos Research Systems, Inc.  (Bellingham, Washington)

      2008–2009

The Lexham Syntactic Greek New Testament Project

As a contributing editor, I worked with a small team of scholars to develop a grammatically tagged database of the GNT in which each sentence in the GNT is analyzed and hierarchically arranged into clauses and phrases and each word is analyzed for its syntactic and semantic force to determine the role it plays in its current context. I was responsible for analyzing and tagging Mark and Luke-Acts.

St. Mary’s College, University of St. Andrews  (St. Andrews, Scotland, U.K.)

      2005–2006

University Lecturer

  Undergraduate:  Hebrew 2:  Hebrew Prose and Poetry (Spr 2005, Spr 2006) • Hebrew 2 Hub

 

 

      2004–2005

University Tutor

  Undergraduate:  New Testament 1:  Jesus and the Gospels (Spr 2004, Spr 2005)

                                     Hebrew 1:  Introduction to Hebrew Language (Spr 2004, Spr 2005)

 

 

Fuller Theological Seminary  (Pasadena, California)

      1998–2002

Teaching Assistant

              Graduate: Beginning Greek Intensive (W98, SU98, F98, SU99, W99, SU00)

                                     New Testament 1:   Gospels (F00, W02)

                                     New Testament 1:   Gospels, Individualized Distance Learning (SU99, F99,

                                                                             W00, SP00, SU00, F00, W01, SP01, SU01, F01, W02)

 

 

      1998–2002

Instructional Technologist and Educational Graphic Artist

Assisted professors in incorporating new educational technologies in their research and classroom instruction, helping them work through the theoretical and practical issues involved in the use of educational technology in the learning process and training them in the use of educational hardware and software. Developed educational products for use in classroom and online instruction, including course websites, PowerPoint lectures, and the creation of original graphics related to the given subject matter. Trained professors in the development and maintenance of their course websites.

 

Examples:

     Marianne Meye Thompson, Professor of New Testament

     John L. Thompson, Professor of Historical Theology

 

BLOGS AND WEBSITES

 

Forty-Two Jesus is my primary blog where I post my thoughts, my sermons and sermon videos. It also serves as a hub to all of my other online resources.

Adult Sunday School at GSEC contains audio recordings of some of the Bible studies I taught at Good Shepherd Episcopal Church.

Leccionario Dominical provides free, downloadable bulletin inserts of the Revised Common Lectionary readings in Spanish. These files are used by Spanish-speaking and bilingual congregations across North, Central, and South America

Hebrew 2 Hub is a course website that I first developed when I taught Hebrew 2 at the University of St. Andrews. It has a number audio and visual resources for learning and studying biblical Hebrew.

Basic Christian Beliefs website and blog are the online components of an undergraduate course I taught at Friends University in 2007.                                                                                                                                                                                

Forty-Two Algebra is a course website for the Algebra II class I taught at Northfield School of the Liberal Arts. It contains assignments as well as video lessons and lectures.

My Curriculum Vitæ is a detailed, interactive curriculum vitæ that includes links to publications, online courses and blogs, and samples of my writing and research.

 

PUBLICATIONS AND PROJECTS

 

Author of A Lector’s Guide and Commentary to the Revised Common Lectionary (3 vols.; St. Mark’s Press:

Wichita, Kans., 2009–2011) and creator of The Lectionary Card™.  Click on images for samples.

              

                             Oct 2010                                     Oct 2011                                  June 2009                          The Lectionary Card™

Co-editor of Leccionario Común Revisado: Edición Ecuménica (Editors, J. Ted Blakley and William Laucher;

Church Publishing, Forthcoming 2015).

 

                                 

                          Pew                                                        Lectern                                                  Gospel Book

 

 

Editor of Leccionario Dominical, which are weekly bulletin inserts containing the lectionary readings

in Spanish for use by Spanish-speaking and bilingual congregations in North, Central, and South America.

 

Available online as a free download: www.blakleycreative.com/jtb/StMarksNet/ld.htm.

 

 

Contributing Editor of The Lexham Syntactic Greek New Testament Project
(Logos Research Systems; General Editor, Albert Lukaszewski;
Contributing Editors, J. Ted Blakley and Mark Dubis).

 

As a contributing editor, I worked with a small team of scholars to develop a grammatically tagged database of the GNT in which each sentence in the GNT is analyzed and hierarchically arranged into clauses and phrases and each word is analyzed for its syntactic and semantic force to determine the role it plays in its current context. I was responsible for analyzing and tagging Mark and Luke-Acts.

 

 

 

Incomprehension or Resistance?:
The Markan Disciples and the Narrative Logic of Mark 4:1–8:30

(Ph.D. Thesis; University of St. Andrews, 2008).

                Abstract

                Complete Thesis

 

The Crisis of Diversity:
Historical Objectivity and the Quest for the Historical Jesus

(M.Litt. Dissertation; University of St. Andrews, 2003).

                Excerpts — Introduction and Conclusion

                Complete Dissertation

                An Annotated Bibliography on Historiography

 

 

 

Contributor to The New Interpreter’s Dictionary of the Bible
(ed. Katharine Dozb Sakenfeld. Abingdon Press: Nashville, Tenn., 2006).

 

 

      

 

 

Author of small group studies for The Art of Engaging Holy Scripture Study Series

(COS Publications: San Gabriel, Calif., 2001–2005).

        The Climax of Prophecy — A Study of the Book of the Revelation

        • Engaging Holy Scripture I and II — The Bible for Beginners

        • Our Old Testament Story — A Survey of the Old Testament

        • Our New Testament Story — A Study of the Acts of the Apostles

        • Knowing and Following Jesus — A Study of the Gospels

        • Jesus the Prophet — A Study of the Gospel of Luke

        • Conversations with Jesus — Studies in the Gospel of John

 

 

Revised, edited, and made additions to
Introducing New Testament Greek
by Samuel Gantt (1998).

 

 

PAPERS, PRESENTATIONS, AND LECTURES

 

2015 Feb

“Adventures in Pascal’s Triangle:  The Anatomy of a Discovery”

Talk delivered to faculty and students of Northfield School of the Liberal Arts (Wichita, KS)

 

2012 Lent

“Resistance to Jesus in the Gospel of Mark”

A Five-Week Lenten Series for St. Matthew’s Episcopal Church (Newton, KS)

 

Using Dr. Rob Voyle’s Appreciative Model of Change as an aid to interpretation, these presentations look at how Jesus responds to resistance to his ministry in Mark. Particular attention is given to how Jesus satisfies (vs. overcomes) the disciples’ resistance and objections to Gentile Mission in Mark 4–8.

 

2012 Nov 29

2011 Oct 25

“Introducing Nonviolent Communication”

Lectures delivered to students in the Masters of Organization Development program at Friends University (Wichita, KS).

 

2011 Oct 16

2010 Dec 12

“Can I Believe the Bible?”

“Reading the Bible Like an Episcopalian.” 

Presentations delivered to the Adult Forum at St. Matthew’s Episcopal Church (Newton, KS)

 

2010 Apr 18

“The Lectionary as a Resource for Communal Spiritual Formation.”

Lecture delivered to the Adult Forum at St. Paul’s Cathedral (Oklahoma City, OK).

 

2010 Apr 17

“Reading Holy Scripture.”

All-day training for lectors, EFM students, and Christian educators at St. Paul’s Cathedral (Oklahoma City, OK).

 

“Proclaiming the Word of God”

“The Metanarrative of Holy Scripture — Part 1: Our Old Testament Story”

“The Metanarrative of Holy Scripture — Part 2: Our New Testament Story”

“Reading Different Genres of Holy Scripture — Reading the Prophets”

 

2004 Apr 14

“The Crisis of Diversity: Historical Objectivity and the Quest for the Historical Jesus.”

Paper presented to the Biblical Studies Seminar of St. Mary’s College,

University of St. Andrews (St. Andrews, Scotland, U.K).

 

2003 May

2003 Apr

“Jesus, Eschatological Prophet or Sapiential Sage?”

“Christian Faith & the Historical Jesus; Christian Faith & the Historical Study of Jesus.”
Lectures delivered to The Historical Jesus honors module at St. Mary’s College,

University of St. Andrews (St. Andrews, Scotland, U.K).

 

PROFESSIONAL AND PERSONAL REFERENCES

 

 

 

The Rev. Earl Mahan — M.Div.

Rector

        St. John’s Episcopal Church

        402 North Topeka Avenue

        Wichita, Kansas  67202

                (316) 262-0897

                earlmahan@stjohnswichita.org

 

The Rev. Andrew O’Connor — M.Div.

Rector

        Good Shepherd Episcopal Church

        8021 West 21st Street North

        Wichita, Kansas  67205

                (316) 721–8096

                gsrector@sbcglobal.net

 

The Rev. James B. Clark II — M.Div.

Rector

        St. Barnabas on the Desert Episcopal Church

        6715 N. Mockingbird Lane

        Scottsdale, Arizona  85253

                (480) 948–5560 x9755

                jclark@saintbarnabas.org

                Homepage (scroll down)

 

 

 

ACADEMIC REFERENCES

 

 

 

Chris Kettler — M.A., M.Div., Ph.D.

Professor of Theology and Philosophy

        Friends University

        2100 University

        Wichita, Kansas  67213
                (316) 295-5562
                (800) 794-6945, ext. 5562

                kettler@friends.edu

 

Marianne Meye Thompson — M.Div., Ph.D.

George Eldon Ladd Professor of New Testament

        Fuller Theological Seminary

        135 N. Oakland Ave.

        Pasadena, California  91182

                (626) 584–5249

                mmthomps@fuller.edu

                Homepage

 

Bruce W. Longenecker — M.Rel., Ph.D.

Professor of Religion and W. W. Melton Chair

        Baylor University

        Department of Religion

        One Bear Place #97284

        Waco, Texas  76798-7284

                (254) 710-1574

                Bruce_Longenecker@baylor.edu

                Homepage

 

Christopher Seitz — M.T.S., S.T.M., M.A., M.Phil., Ph.D.

Professor of Biblical Interpretation

        Wycliffe College, University of Toronto

        5 Hoskin Avenue

        Toronto, Canada  M5S 1H7

                (416) 946–3551

                christopher.seitz@utoronto.ca

                Homepage (scroll down)