Rev. Dr. ALAINE THOMSON BUCHANAN

EDUCATION:

Ph.D. in Theological Studies, Regent University, Virginia Beach, VA May 2016, “Outstanding Graduate” in the Ph.D. in Theological Studies program

Dissertation Title: Early Jewish Interpretations of Scripture in Articulating Eschatological Hopes from Select Texts of the Dead Sea Scrolls and the New Testament

Master of Divinity in Biblical Languages, Assemblies of God Theological Seminary, Springfield, MOMay 2005, Cum Laude, Kappa Delta Chi Honor Society

Master of Arts in Biblical Studies, Assemblies of God Theological Seminary, Springfield, MO December 2004, Cum Laude, Kappa Delta Chie Honor Society

Bachelor of Arts in Broadcasting, Evangel University, Springfield, MO May 1999, Minor: Missions

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE:

Adjunct Professor, School of Urban Missions Bible College and Theological Seminary, Oakland, CA, Winter 2016-present

Courses Taught:

Graduate: New Testament 2, Isaiah’s Soteriology (Biblical Theology), Jeremiah’s Hope (Biblical Theology), Lukan Pneumatology (Biblical Theology), and Old Testament Theology

Undergraduate: Corinthians Correspondence, Understanding and Interpreting Scripture, Daniel and Revelation, Old Testament Major Prophets and Old Testament History and Literature

National Network of Women Ministers Task Force Member, Assemblies of God, Summer 2016-Summer 2017

Adjunct Professor, Pacific Rim Christian University, Honolulu, Hawaii, Fall 2013-Spring 2014, Spring 2017-Spring 2018

Courses Taught:

Graduate: Biblical Theology and Introduction to the Old Testament

Undergraduate: Intermediate Greek (traditional and online—Populi) and Isaiah (traditional)

Adjunct Professor, Theology Department, Evangel University, Springfield, MO, August 2005-May 2009, Spring 2017-present

Courses Taught: Essential Christianity (traditional), Old Testament Literature (traditional and online—Angel), Old Testament Themes (accelerated and online–Angel), New Testament Literature (traditional), New Testament Themes (accelerated and online–Canvas), Book of Judges (traditional), Biblical Interpretation (online—Canvas) 

Adjunct Professor, Methodist University, Fayetteville, NC Spring 2015-Spring 2018 Courses Taught: Introduction to Biblical Literature, Survey of the Hebrew Bible (traditional and online—Blackboard), Survey of the New Testament (online—Blackboard), Greek 1 and 2 and Eastern Religious Traditions

Community Pastor, Epicenter Church, Fayetteville, NC April 2015-December 2015

Adjunct Professor, William Seymour College, Bowie, MD Fall 2015 Course Taught:Introduction to the Old Testament (hybrid–Populi)

Adjunct Professor, School of Ministry Head Start Program, Northwest University, Kirkland, WA, Spring 2011 Course Taught: Biblical Interpretation

Greek and Hebrew Tutor, August 2005-May 2007

MEMBERSHIPS:

Society for Pentecostal Studies, 2009- present

Society of Biblical Literature, 2008-present

Ordained Minister, Montana District Council of the Assemblies of God, April 2010-present, Licensed Minister, May 2002-April 2010

PROFESSIONAL PRESENTATIONS and AWARDS:

The God of Healing, Restoration and Renewal, Society for Pentecostal Studies Annual Meeting, Pentecostal Theological Seminary, March 7, 2018

Of Sacred Time and Space: An Exploration of Sabbath Understanding and Practice in Select Passages from the Jewish Scriptures, the Dead Sea Scrolls, and the New Testament,Society for Pentecostal Studies Annual Meeting, Life Pacific College, March 10, 2016

Achievement Medal for Civilian Service, Department of the Army, 3d SFG (A) GSB, Fort Bragg, NC, April 16, 2015

Panel Discussion on John R. Levison’s Filled with the Spirit, Pacific Northwest Regional SBL Meeting, University of Victoria,May 8, 2010

Feminist Review of the New International Dictionary of the Bible,Greater Springfield Professors of Bible Meeting,Baptist Bible CollegeSeptember 25, 2008

Book Review Presentation—Studying the Ancient IsraelitesBy Victor M. Matthews, Greater Springfield Professors of Bible Meeting,Baptist Bible College, February 7, 2008

Theophanies in Exodus, Central States Region SBL meeting in St. Louis, MOMarch 25- 26, 2007

Book Review Presentation—Did God Have a Wife?By William G. Dever, Central States Region SBL Meeting in St, Louis, MO,April 1-2, 2006 and Greater Springfield Professors of Bible Meeting, Central Bible College, October 13, 2005

PUBLICATIONS:

“In the Likeness and Image of God: An Exploration of the Role of Genesis 1-3 in Social Justice,” forthcoming chapter inThe Spirit and Social Justice: Bridging the Scholar-Pastor Gap, An Interdisciplinary Anthology, A Selection of Global Perspectives.Edited by Antipas L. Harris and Michael Palmer. Expected publication date: March 2019.

Book Reviews in The Pentecostal EducatorThe Formation of the Jewish Canon by Timothy H. Lim (Vol.2, No. 2, Fall 2015), 46-48 and Danielby Carol A. Newsom with Brennan W. Breed (Vol. 2, No. 1, Spring 2015), 54-56.

Forever Changed: The Parables of Jesus,unpublished Bible study written in Summer 2014.

Book Reviews in Enrichment JournalZealot: The Life and Times of Jesus of Nazarethby Reza Aslan(Summer 2014), Three Views on the New Testament Use of the Old Testamentedited by Kenneth Berding and Jonathan Lunde,(Summer 2013), 118; Recovering the Unity of the Bible: One Continuous Story, Plan, and Purposeby Walter C. Kaiserin Enrichment(Winter 2013), 122.

Finding God in Seasons of Loneliness,unpublished Bible study written in Summer 2012.

“Filled With the Spirit: A Synopsis and Explication,”by Amy M. Donaldson and Alaine Thomson Buchanan in Pneuma33.1 (2011), 25-34.

Jesus, Son of God, Son of Man, Savior, Redeemer, King and High Priest: A Contextual Bible Study on the Book of Hebrews, unpublished Bible Study written in August 2010.

“Gnostic, Muslim, and Evangelical Views of Jesus Christ and Salvation,” Article series published by Network 211 October 2005

SPEAKING ENGAGEMENTS:

“God is Near (Isaiah 40:1-11 and Mark 1:1-8),”AMR Gospel Service, Honolulu, HI, December 10, 2017.

“LEAD People to Jesus: Mark 6:7-12, 30-56,Protestant Women of the Chapel Aloha Gathering Training Conference, Pu-u Kahea Conference Center, Waianae, HI, October 27-29, 2017.

“Differences of Opinion, Controversy and Conflict: Romans 13:7-14,”AMR Protestant Service, Honolulu, HI, September 17, 2017.

“Loving God, Loving People” Bible study, AMR Family Night, September-December 2017.

Women’s Equality Day Panelist,sponsored by the 500thMilitary Intelligence Brigade–Theater, Schofield Barracks, HI, August 25, 2017.

“Shine: Matthew 5:16,” Protestant Women of the Chapel (Fort Shafter/Aliamanu Reservation/Tripler Army hospital) Fall Kick-Off program speaker August 15, 2017.

“Loving God, Loving People,”Montana Ministry Network Family Camp Bible Teacher, Glacier Bible Camp, Hungry Horse Montana, July 3-7, 2017.

“The Last Supper: Reflections for Lent,” February 28 and March 6 and 20, 2016, at All-American Chapel (Protestant Sunday School class), Fort Bragg, NC

“Thriving On: Women in Scripture who Overcame the Odds,”February 22 and March 7, 2016, at Third Special Forces Group Thrive On, Fort Bragg, NC

“Joshua 1.1-9: When God Calls,”September 6, 2015, “John 4: Community, Jesus, and the Samaritan Woman,”June 7, 2015, Forever Changed: The Parables of Jesus, August 6, 13 and 20, 2014, at Epicenter Church, Fayetteville, NC

“Isaiah 11.1-10: Hope for a King,”December 9, 2013, “Luke 19.29-40 When Jesus Isn’t Who He Supposed to Be”—March 24, 2013, at Tripler Army Medical Center, Honolulu, HI

“Matthew 5.3-12, Psalm 139.1-18: God is Near,” January 12. 2014, “Psalm 23.5: God’s Provision in the Midst of Unknown Enemies,” October 9, 2012,“John 17: Jesus’ Prayer for All Believers,” September 23, 2012, “Psalm 23: The LORD is My Shepherd,” August 21, 2012, “A Thankful Heart,” November 22, 2011-sermons and public speaking opportunities at Aliamanu Reserve Center Chapel, Honolulu, HI

“Building Up and Restoring your Family,” with Stephan Buchanan, May 15, 2011, “Loving God, Loving People,” January 11, 2011“Flashbacks” November 21, 2010Sermons given at South Tacoma Assembly of God,Tacoma, WA

“How to Deal with a Call to Academia” A Woman’s High Calling Conference, Regent University, Virginia Beach, VA October 16, 2010

 “A Different Perspective on Being Alone,” Deployed Spouses Meal SpeakerFort Lewis, WA April 6, 2010

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