Rev. Dr. ALAINE THOMSON BUCHANAN, Ph.D.
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, MO May 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
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
“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, 2010–Sermons 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 Speaker Fort Lewis, WA April 6, 2010
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Adjunct Professor, Methodist University, Fayetteville, NC Spring 2015-present Courses Taught: Introduction to Biblical Literature, Survey of the Hebrew Bible, Greek 1 and 2, Eastern Religious Traditions
Community Pastor, Epicenter Church, Fayetteville, NC April 2015-December 2015
Adjunct Professor, Pacific Rim Christian University, Honolulu, Hawaii, Fall 2013-Spring 2014 Course Taught: Intermediate Greek
Adjunct Professor, School of Ministry Head Start Program, Northwest University, Kirkland, WA, Spring 2011 Course Taught: Biblical Interpretation
Adjunct Professor, Theology Department, Evangel University, Springfield, MO, August 2005-May 2009 Courses Taught: Essential Christianity (traditional), Old Testament Literature (traditional and online), Old Testament Themes (accelerated and online), New Testament Literature (traditional), New Testament Themes (accelerated), Book of Judges (traditional)
Greek and Hebrew Tutor, August 2005-May 2007
PROFESSIONAL PRESENTATIONS and AWARDS:
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 College September 25, 2008
Book Review Presentation—Studying the Ancient Israelites By 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, MO March 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
Book Reviews in The Pentecostal Educator—The Formation of the Jewish Canon by Timothy H. Lim (Vol.2, No. 2 , Fall 2015), 46-48 and Daniel by 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 Journal—Zealot: The Life and Times of Jesus of Nazareth by Reza Aslan (Summer 2014), Three Views on the New Testament Use of the Old Testament edited by Kenneth Berding and Jonathan Lunde, (Summer 2013), 118; Recovering the Unity of the Bible: One Continuous Story, Plan, and Purpose by Walter C. Kaiser in 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 Pneuma 33.1 (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