Dr. Matthew Farlow

Matthew Farlow, PhD

Professor of Cultural Theology
Reconciliation & Justice Specialist
International Experiences: England, Scotland, USA

 

 

Education

  • Doctor of Philosophy, Theology and Literature, University of St. Andrews, St. Andrews, Scotland, UK
  • Master of Theology, Global Development and Justice, Multnomah Biblical Seminary, Multnomah University, Portland, OR
  • Bachelor Arts, English/History, University of California Davis, Davis, CA

Doctoral Dissertation

  • The Dramatizing of Theology: Humanity’s Participation in God’s Drama with particular reference to the theologies of Hans Urs von Balthasar and Karl Barth   

Continuing Education & Certifications

  • Professional BCLAD Teaching Credential, English and Social Studies, National University, La Jolla, CA

Academic Experiences

  • Lecturer, William Jessup University, Rocklin, CA
  • Adjunct Professor Online, LeTourneau University, Longview, TX
  • Academic Fellow, New Wine, New Wineskins, Multnomah University, Portland, OR
  • Assistant Director, Institute for Theology of Culture, Multnomah University, Portland, OR
  • Consultant and Curriculum Development, Doctor of Ministry Program, South University, Savannah, GA
  • Lecturer, St Mary's College, University of St. Andrews, St. Andrews, Scotland, UK
  • Research Assistant, Institute for Theology, Imagination and the Arts, University of St. Andrews, St. Andrews, Scotland, UK
  • Teaching Assistant, St. Mary's College, University of St. Andrews, St. Andrews, Scotland, UK
  • Teaching Assistant, Multnomah University, Portland, OR
  • Instructor for Faith and Politics, Politicorps, Portland, OR

Teaching Specializations

  • Theology and Culture
  • Christianity and the Arts
  • Global Reconciliation and Justice
  • Dramatizing Theology

Ministry Experiences

  • Theological Advisor & Coach, Fellowship of Christian Athletes, Kansas City, MO
  • Theological Development, Conference Presenter, Kavanah.org, North Highlands, CA
  • Co-Pastor, Grace Church, Mahomet, IL
  • Pastor of Inreach and Theology, Lakeside Church, Folsom, CA
  • Iron Sharpens Iron Men's Ministry, Lakeside Church, Folsom, CA
  • Missions Director, Holy Trinity Church, St. Andrews, Scotland, UK
  • Teacher and Preacher, Clear Creek Community Church, Portland, OR
  • Director of Leadership, English & Bible Teacher, Wrestling Coach, Woodland Christian High School, Woodland, CA  

Publications

Blogs

  • C.S. Lewis—A man enmeshed in the scandalous nature of the Cross, (Oct 16, 2012), http://cpletter.blogspot.com/2012/10/guest-blogger-dr.html 
  • Beautiful Paradox: Humanity’s Participation in Christ, (Oct 5, 2012), http://www.transpositions.co.uk/2012/10/beautiful-paradox-humanitys-participation-in- christ/

Books

  • The Dramatizing of Theology: Humanity’s Participation in God’s Drama, Wipf & Stock, (Summer 2017).

Chapters and Journal Articles

  • "Pursuing the consumer crown or the crucified crown," in Theology and California, edited by Fred Sanders and Jason Sexton (Ashgate, 2014).
  •  “Dramatic theology and the Performance of Life and Faith,” Cultural Encounters: A Journal for the Theology of Culture, Vol. 8 no. 1 (Winter 2012).
  • "Revelation: God’s Faithful Performance," Society for the Study of Theology (SST), April 2009.
  • “Dining with the ‘Other,’” Cultural Encounters: A Journal for the Theology of Culture, Vol. 3 no. 1 (Winter 2006).  

Editorial Assistant

  • William F Storrar, Peter J Casarella, Paul Louis Metzger, eds. A World for All: Global Civil Society in Political Theory and Trinitarian Theology (Eerdmans, 2011)
  • Brad Harper and Paul Metzger, Exploring Ecclesiology: An Evangelical and Ecumenical Introduction (Brazos Press, 2009)
  • Paul Louis Metzger, Consuming Jesus, (Eerdmans, 2008).
  • Paul Louis Metzger, ed. Trinitarian Soundings in Systematic Theology (T&T Clark Int., 2005). 

Conference and Seminar Presentations 

  • All The World’s a Stage: Finding Your Role in God’s Drama, San Francisco City Impact G3 Summit, San Francisco, CA, 3/2012 
  • Good Christian Sex: Loving Yourself so You Can Love Your Spouse, University of St Andrews Christian Union, Univ St Andrews, Scotland, 2/2010 
  • Imagining the Real, Postgraduate Research Seminar, St Mary’s College, Univ St Andrews, Scotland, 11/2009
  • Insertion of the Normative: The Dramatic Need of Today, Annual Postgraduate Day Conference, Univ St Andrews, Scotland, 6/2009 
  • Contemporary Theology’s Need for the Theo-Drama, St Mary’s College ITIA Seminar, Univ St Andrews, Scotland, 11/2008 
  • Critical Response to Francis Watson, St. Mary’s College Theology Seminar, Univ St Andrews, Scotland, 11/2007 
  • Setting the Prisoners Free, New Wine, New Wineskins, “Living + Hope”, Conference, Portland, OR, 10/2006 

Academic & Professional Memberships

  • Editorial Assistant
    • Cultural Encounters - Journal for the Theology of Culture
  • Memberships
    • The Evangelical Theological Society
    • Society for the Study of Theology
    • The Institute for Theology, Imagination and the Arts (ITIA)
    • The Institute for the Theology of Culture: New Wine, New Wineskins

Languages

  • English, Native or Bilingual Proficiency