Faculty

portrait of Richard C. Langer

Richard C. Langer

Professor of Biblical and Theological Studies

Director, Office for the Integration of Faith and Learning

  • Ph.D., University of California, Riverside
  • M.Div., Talbot Theological Seminary
  • M.A., University of California, Riverside
  • B.S., Colorado State University

CV Document (PDF)

Affiliations

  • Ordained Minister, Evangelical Free Church of America
  • Evangelical Theological Society

Awards and Honors

  • 2012 Evangelical Press Association Awards—First-place in Freelance Article
  • Provost Award for Excellence in Biblical Integration, 2008
  • Theological Education Renewal Award Program, Faith As A Way of Life Grants, Yale Divinity School, Semi-finalist Award, 2006
  • Who’s Who in the World, 2005
  • Who’s Who in America, 2004
  • Chancellor's Distinguished Fellowship, 1985-6, University of California, Riverside
  • M. Div. summa cum laude, 1985 Talbot Theological Seminary
  • William Bass Award, Philosophy of Religion, 1983

Publications

Articles

  • “Points of Unease with the Spiritual Formation Movement,” Journal of Spiritual Formation and Soul Care, Fall 2012, 5:2, 182-206.

  • “The Discourse of Faith and Learning,” Journal of Education and Christian Belief, 16:2, Fall 2012, 159-177.

  • “Kingdom Integration: Reflections on Premillennialism and Cultural Engagement,” Criswell Theological Review, 10:1, Fall 2012, 21-40.

  • “Barnabas, Then and Now: Facilitating the inclusion of disabled persons in worship communities,” Journal of the Christian Institute for Disabilities, Fall 2012, 43-60.

  • Lexham Bible Dictionary, articles on “Revelation” and “Suffering”, 2012.

  • “Human Flourishing: The Context for Character Development in Christian Higher Education”, Christian Higher Education, with M. Elizabeth Hall and Jason McMartin, in press.

  • “Role of Suffering in Human Flourishing: Contributions from Positive Psychology, Theology, and Philosophy”, Journal of Psychology and Theology, with M. Elizabeth Lewis Hall Jason McMartin, in press.

  • “Disability, Calling, and ‘A Kind of Life Imposed on Man’” in Foundations: Christian Perspectives on Disability Ministry, Christian Institute on Disability, Joni and Friends, forthcoming 2010

  • “Niggle'’s Leaf and Holland’'s Opus”, Evangelical Review of Theology, April 2009

  • “Emerging Church, Abiding Church or Departing Church” Proclamation!, May/June 2008

  • “Humans, Commodities, and Humans-in-a-sense”, Philosophia Christi, May/June 2008

  • “The Faith Once For All Delivered To The Saints” Proclamation!, Vol. 8:No. 6, Nov/Dec 2007

  • “The Tree: Are You Connected?” Proclamation!, Vol. 8:No. 3, May/June 2007

  • “Voluntary Intercourse and Fetal Rights: A Response” The Journal of Social Philosophy, 31:3, Fall 2000

  • “Do Me the Honor of Shame” Beacon, November 1998.

Presentations

  • July 2011, “Beyond Suffering”, Uganda Christian University
    November 2010, “5 Points of Unease with the Spiritual Formation Movement” Evangelical Theological Society Annual Meeting

  • November 2008, “Integration of Faith and Learning from a Pre-millennial Perspective”, Evangelical Theological Society Annual Meeting.

  • October 2008, Grace University Bible Conference, Omaha NE; plenary talks on "Jesus, Lord of All", a consideration of the implications of the Lordship of Christ for human life and culture.

  • November 2007, “John Cotton and Roger Williams: Letters from the Past and Lessons for the Present”, Evangelical Theological Society Annual Meeting.

  • February 2007, “The Tree of Church History”, Former Adventist Fellowship Conference.

  • April 2006: “The Perils and Prospects of Theological Integration in Christian Universities”, Far West Regional Meeting, ETS.

  • March 2006: “Of Peretti, Potter and Puddleglum”, Through the Wardrobe: Christianity and Culture Conference, California Baptist University.

  • October 2004; “Creation, Creature, or Commodity”, plenary session, 48th Annual T. Hart Baker Obstetrics and Gynecology Symposium, (Southern California Kaiser Permanente).

  • November 2003: “A Biblical Basis for Bioethics”, plenary session, Central American Medical Dental Association Annual Conference, San Pedro Sula, Honduras.

  • June 2002; “Philosophy of Religion” (4 day seminar), Port of Spain, Trinidad & Tobago.

  • May 1996; “Virtue and the Physician”, Kaiser Permanente Hospital, Family Practice Conference, Fontana CA.

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