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Joshua Rice (Ph.D.)

Office Hours
Monday-Thursday, 9:00-12:00

Education
1996-1999    Lee University (Cleveland, TN)
– A. Bible/Theology / President’s Graduate Award

1999-2001    Columbia Theological Seminary (Decatur, GA)
– A. Biblical Studies

2001-2012       Lutheran School of Theology at Chicago
– New Testament Studies, 2004
– D New Testament Studies, 2012 (Graduate “With Distinction”)

Additional Teaching Experience
2003-2007    Trinity International University (Deerfield, IL)
2012-2017    Lee University (Cleveland, TN)
2012-2017    Pentecostal Theological Seminary (Cleveland, TN)
2014-2017    Richmont Graduate University (Atlanta, GA)
2015-2017    South University (Online)

Recent Publications
Paul and Patronage: The Dynamics of Power in 1 Corinthians. Eugene, OR: Pickwick Press, 2013.
The Jewish Centaur: Adventures in Pentecostal Spirituality. Eugene, OR: Cascade Books, 2015.
“Save us from our Spirituality: Fleshing out Easter.” Journal for Preachers 39 (April 2016).

Courses Taught at Point

  • Old Testament Survey
  • New Testament Survey
  • The Drama of Scripture
  • Scripture: How We Use It
  • Jesus: The Focus of Scripture
  • Acts
  • 1 Corinthians
  • The Emerging Kingship of God (MTM)
  • The Church as God’s Agent of Transformation (MTM)

Other Courses Taught Elsewhere

  • Romans & Galatians
  • Synoptic Gospels
  • Systematic Theology (1)
  • Matthew (graduate level)
  • Mark (graduate level)
  • Luke (graduate level)
  • John (graduate and undergraduate level)
  • 2 Corinthians (graduate level)
  • Hermeneutics (graduate level)

Origins
I grew up in the Atlanta area, moving back after college for seminary in Decatur. After seminary I moved to Chicago for 7 years before returning home.

What Brought Me to Point
In a nutshell: sheer persistence! I applied to teach as an adjunct in the Access program a year before I was given an interview. I will never forget the excitement of my first class, confirming that Point is a special place. I count myself unbelievably blessed to be a part of our stellar faculty!

Hobbies
I love sports and fitness, especially marathon running, golf, and basketball. I would always rather read and listen to music than watch TV, but I also enjoy movies.

Advice to New Students
I always tell new students the same thing: “Keep your eyes on the prize.” There is no greater feeling than walking across that stage at graduation!

Research Interests
As you can tell from my publications, my research interests are Paul, gospels, the Roman Empire, and Pentecostal/Wesleyan theology.

Interesting Facts
I’m in my 30s and tend to go to bed at 9:00 so that I can get up insanely early to run.