Dr. Ben Wayman
James F. and Leona N. Andrews Chair in Christian Unity & Associate Professor of TheologyYear Started at GU: 2013
Office: JKL Academic Hall 104
Email: [email protected]
Areas of Responsibility:
Born and raised in Santa Barbara, California, Dr. Wayman now lives in Greenville, Illinois, with his wife Michelle and three boys Caden, Cole, and Connor. Also the lead pastor of St. Paul’s Free Methodist Church, Dr. Wayman is energized by faithful Christian community, wherever it may be found. He and Michelle enjoy travel, watching and playing sports of all kinds, especially with their boys, and doing life together with friends over meals and adventures of all sorts.
BIBL 172/372: Christian Unity in Diversity: Reading the New Testament in Honduras
BIBL 173/373: Interpreting the City: Reading the New Testament in Spain
BIBL 215: New Testament Survey
BIBL 352: Paul’s Letters
BIBL 353(H): Matthew, Mark, Luke
CORE 301: Liberal Arts and Christian Thought
CORE 399: Christian Ethics
GREK 101: Elementary New Testament Greek I
GREK 102: Elementary New Testament Greek II
HONR 270: Theology and Philosophy (honors)
THEO 110: Introduction to Christian Thought and Life
THEO 170: Theology Baseball
THEO 200: Introduction to Ministry
THEO 265: Preaching
THEO 343: Early Christianity
THEO 405: Ministry Internship
THEO 452: Methods in Wesleyan Theology
THEO 553: Justice Ministry: The Gospel and The Politics of Race
UNIV 101: Introduction to College Life & Learning; Luke and the Great Reversal
Publications and Presentations
“Imagining the Future of Theological Education: Conversations with Rowan Williams, Justo González, Emilie Townes, and Sam Wells” Cover article in The Christian Century 138.4 (24 February 2021) 20-25.
Online: “Imagining the Future of Theological Education” The Christian Century (10 February 2021).
“Early Christian Readings of Romans 12:9-21” Illustrated Bible Life 44.2 (Spring 2021) 44-45.
“Why do Christians protest?” The Christian Century 137.23 (4 November 2020) 24-25.
Online: “Why do Christian protest?” The Christian Century (26 October 2020).
“Justo González: Seminaries Need More Latinos” Christianity Today (12 October 2020).
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North American Patristics Society (NAPS)
Wesleyan Theological Society (WTS)
- Pastor, St Paul's Free Methodist Church (2007-Present)
- Chair, Simple Room Board of Administration (2013-Present; BoA member since 2008)
- Member of the Committee on Free Methodist History and Archives, Indianapolis, IN (2015–Present)
- Member of the Board of Administration, Gateway Conference, Free Methodist Church, USA, St. Louis, MO (2011–15)