Edward Meadors

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Dr. Ed Meadors

Biblical Studies Department

 

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Professor of Biblical Studies

Office Location: Reade 224
Phone: (765) 998-4928
Email: edmeadors@taylor.edu

Specialties: Gospels, Apocalyptic Literature, Romans, Idolatry, Biblical Theology

 

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Edward P. Meadors

www.edwardpmeadors.com
e-mail: edmeadors@tayloru.edu

FAMILY

Ed and his wife, Kathy, were married in 1987 and have three children: Edward Jr., Davis, and Mary Katherine.

CHURCH

Upland Community Church; Upland, Indiana.

EDUCATION

Ph.D. in New Testament Exegesis, The University of Aberdeen, Aberdeen, Scotland (1993).
M.A. in New Testament, Wheaton College Graduate School, Wheaton, Illinois (1989).
B.A. in English Literature, Wheaton College, Wheaton, Illinois (1986).

Doctoral Advisor

Professor I.H. Marshall, Department of Divinity, the University of Aberdeen. 


EMPLOYMENT/EXPERIENCE

Tenured Professor of New Testament and Program Director of the Bible Department, Taylor University, Upland, Indiana (1995-present). Teaching responsibilities have included courses in Old Testament Survey, New Testament Survey, the Life and Teachings of Paul, the Gospels, Luke-Acts, Hebrews and the General Epistles, Apocalyptic Literature (Ezekiel, Daniel, Revelation), the Greek text of Romans (GK 450), and Senior Seminar (BIB 480). Ed authored the TU Bible department’s AQIP document and coordinated the 2010 TU Colleague’s College on the Power of Story.

Head Soccer Coach, Taylor University Women’s Soccer Team (2001-2003).
Assistant Soccer Coach, Taylor Women’s Soccer Team (2000-2001).

Adjunct Professor of Greek, Hebrew, and Old Testament, Beeson Divinity School, Samford University; Birmingham, Alabama, 1993-1995.

TRAVEL

Attended the Gospels Course of Jerusalem University College in the summer of 1998.
Led the Taylor women’s soccer team to Honduras in 2002 and to Boston in 2003.
Led Taylor students to Greece and Italy during January 2006 and January 2009.
Traveled to Turkey and the “Seven Cities of Revelation” in March 2009.
Led students to Turkey in January 2010 and 2011.

PUBLICATIONS/PRESENTATIONS

"The Orthodoxy of the Q Sayings of Jesus." Tyndale Bulletin 43.2 (Nov, 1992) 233-57.

Jesus the Messianic Herald of Salvation, A Comparison of the Kingdom of God Sayings in Mark and Q. WUNT Reihe 2; Tübingen: J.C.B. Mohr (Paul Siebeck) 1995.

Book review of David Peterson's Engaging with God. A Biblical Theology of Worship. The Evangelical Quarterly, Vol. LXVII/No. 3. July, 95: 287-288.

"The Christological Unity of Q." Paper presentaton at the 1996 gathering of the Society of Biblical Literature in New Orleans (Nov., 1996).

Hendrickson publisher's American reprinting of Jesus the Messianic Herald of Salvation, A Comparison of the Kingdom of God Sayings in Mark and Q (1997).

Book Review of James M. Scott's Paul and the Nations (J.C.B. Mohr [Paul Siebeck] 1996) in The Journal of Biblical Literature, 116, No. 4. Winter 1997, 753-755.

Book Review of David Catchpole's The Quest for Q (T&T Clark) in The Evangelical Quarterly, 70:1 (1998) 68-71.

Book Review of Patrick J. Madden's Jesus' Walking on the Water, (BZNW 81. Berlin/New York: de Gruyter, 1997) for The Journal of Biblical Literature.

Book Review of Dale Allison's, The Jesus Tradition in Q (Harrisburg: Trinity Press International, 1997) in The Journal of Biblical Literature 118.1 (Spring 99) 147-150.

John 311. A 64 page correspondence course authored for Taylor Office of Extended Learning, Taylor University, Fort Wayne, IN. Completed during the summer of 1998.

“The Messianic Implications of the Q Material.” The Journal of Biblical Literature 118.2 (Summer 99), 253-277.

Book Review of Marinus De Jonge’s God’s Final Envoy: Early Christology and Jesus’ Own View of His Mission in Themelios Vol 25:1 (1999) 93-94.

“Idolatry and the Hardening of the Heart”—Paper presentation at the 1999 Evangelical Theological Society Meetings in Danvers, MA.

“Idolatry and the Hardening of the Heart in Romans 1-2”—paper presentation at the 2001 Society of Biblical Literature Midwest Meeting at Notre Dame University (Feb. 9-11, 2001).

Book Review of William B. Barcley, “Christ in You; A Study in Paul’s Theology and Ethics” (New York: University Press of America, 1999) for the Journal
of the Evangelical Theological Society.

“Idolatry and the Hardening of the Heart in Romans.” Proceedings EGL&MWBS 21 (2001), 15-30.

John Meier’s A Marginal Jew—Meier’s treatment of the Sayings of Jesus. Oral presentation in the large group forum of The Evangelical Theological Society (Toronto, November, 2002).

Assistant Profreader: Moulton and Geden CONCORDANCE TO THE GREEK NEW TESTAMENT (6th Edition; Ed. I. Howard Marshall; London/New York: T&T Clark, 2002).

“The Goal of Our Instruction.” Pages 57-59 in Beyond Soccer: The Ultimate Goal. Edited by Rich Daughtridge. McDougal Publishing: Hagerstown, Maryland, 2003.

“Why Jesus is the Only Way.” Paper presentation at the 2004 national meeting of the Evangelical Theological Society in Atlanta.

“Why Jesus is the Only Way.” Journal for Baptist Theology and Ministry Vol. 2, No. 2 (2004), 99-112.

“The Pre-Resurrection Resurrection: ‘Born Again’ Theology in Biblical Revelation.” Paper presentation at the Southwest meeting of The Evangelical Theological Society (New Orleans, March 2005).

“The Contemporary Idols of Pride, Theology, and ‘Worship Worship.’” Paper presentation for the Vision Conference of the International Institute of Christian Studies (Kansas City; July 14-16, 2005). Published online at: www.iics.com/vision2005papers.html 

“The Orthodoxy of the Q Sayings of Jesus Revisited.” Paper presentation for the national meeting of the Evangelical Theological Society Meeting (Valley Forge, PA: Nov 16-18, 2005).

“Orthodoxy, Heresy, and the Doctrine of God.” Paper presentation for the national meeting of the Evangelical Theological Society Meeting (Valley Forge, PA: Nov 16-18, 2005).

“Conversion Theology in Biblical Revelation.” Paper presentation for the Vision Conference of the International Institute of Christian Studies (Kansas City, July, 2006).

“Idolatry and the Hardening of the Heart in Romans 9-11.” Paper Presentation for the national meeting of the Evangelical Theological Society Meeting (Washington, DC: Nov, 2006).

“The Orthodoxy of the Q Sayings of Jesus Revisited.” EJ 24/2 (2006): 1-8. Idolatry and the Hardening of the Heart. T&T Clark (Continuum Press): London/New York, 2006.

“The New Perspective on Paul: Progress or Pretense.” Paper presentation for the Vision Conference of the International Institute of Christian Studies (Kansas City, July 13, 2007).

“Conversion Theology in Biblical Revelation.” In Surprised by Faith: Conversion and the Academy A Collection of Papers Commemorating the 75th Anniversary of the Conversion of C. S. Lewis (Eds. Daryl McCarthy, Bob VanderVennen, and Joy McBride: Cambridge: Cambridge Scholars Publishing, 2007).

Book Review of The One Who is to Come by Joseph A. Fitzmyer (Eerdmans, 2007) for The Journal of the Evangelical Theological Society (March, 2008), 127-129.

“What Matthew Really Cared About.” Chapter 2 on the Gospel of Matthew in What the New Testament Authors Really Cared About: A Survey of Their Writings (Grand Rapids: Kregel, 2008), 25-43.

“Bart Ehrman’s God’s Problem: A Believing NT Scholar’s Response.” Paper presentation for the Vision Conference of the International Institute of Christian Studies (Kansas City, July 2008).

“Bart Ehrman’s God’s Problem: A Believing New Testament Scholar’s Response.” Chapter 5 in Engaging Our World: Christian Worldview from the Ivory Tower to Global Impact, (Tulsa: W & S Academic Press, 2009), pp. 91-100.

Book Review of God’s Problem by Bart Ehrman for the Journal of the Evangelical Theological Society (July, 2009).

“N. T. Wright’s ‘Fresh Perspective’ on Paul: A Succinct Introduction and Analysis,” The Evangelical Journal (Vol. 26; Spring 2008, 5-18).

“It Never Entered My Mind”: The Problematic Theodicy of Theistic Determinism,” Bulletin of Biblical Research 19.2 (2009), 185-214.

“The Power of the Gospel Story.” Keynote address at Taylor University’s Colleague’s College (August 25, 2010). Printing and distribution by Taylor University Press.

Creation, Sin, Covenant, and Salvation. Eugene, OR: Wipf and Stock, 2011.

Forthcoming: “Diversity of Faith and Religion in the Classroom.” In Diversity in the Classroom: Integrated Framework beyond Chalk and Talk. Edt. Solomon Abibe

Forthcoming: Dictionary article on “The Hardened Heart” in the 2nd Edition of The Dictionary of Jesus and the Gospels (IVP).

 

CAMPUS NEWSPAPER

“Covenant is a Good Word.” The Echo. Dec 5, 2003, p. 5.
“A Watergate Perspective on the 2004 Presidential Race.” The Echo. Nov 4, 2004, p. 4.
“God, the First Cause of Evil?” The Echo. Dec 10, 2004, p. 6.
“Some Thoughts on Worship in the Evangelical Age.” The Echo. Mar 5, 2004, p. 4.
“Challenges Ahead: A Few Ways to Wield Our Strongest Weapon—Prayer.” The Echo. Feb. 18, 2005, p. 5.
“The Thoughts of a Theist: A Response to Philip Fiscella’s Adoption of Atheism.” The Echo. May 4, 2007, p. 5.
“Why Would Anyone Read the Classics?” The Echo. September, 28, 2007, p. 5.

PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATIONS  

Fellow of the Institute of Biblical Research

HONORS/CAMPUS

Hebrew Award Winner, Wheaton College Graduate School, 1987.
Member of 1984 National Championship Soccer Team, Wheaton College, Wheaton, Illinois. Team Tri-Captain in 1986 and Avila Award Winner in 1987.

COMMUNITY INVOLVEMENT

Board member of The King’s Academy in Jonesboro, Indiana.
Leads Bible study ministry at Pendleton Prison, Pendleton, Indiana, each spring.
Leads weekly Bible study at the University Nursing Home.
Head varsity boy’s soccer coach of Grant United Soccer Club.
Tries to keep a nice, tidy lawn.

CHURCH INVOLVEMENT

Ed serves frequently as a Sunday school teacher, usher, and participant in the UCC nursing home ministry. He chaired the church Bylaws committee from 2005–2006. This major rewrite of the church Bylaws was adopted on the basis of a 100% congregational vote in October of 2006.