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CO/CF Ministry

About the Minister

 

James M. González

Lancaster, Pennsylvania, USA

cocfmin@gmail.com

I.  Education

 

II.  Employment

  • United States Army (Sep 1999–July 2020)

    • Electronic Warfare Specialist (June 2011–July 2020)

    • Infantryman (Sep 1999–June 2011)

III.  Publications

  • Blog 1/21 at Christian Origins/Current Faith

IV.  Teaching & Ministry

  • Small-Group Bible Study Leader (Sep 2019–Oct 2020)United Methodist Church

  • Wednesday Evening Class Leader (Sep–Dec 2017)United Methodist Church

  • College Ministry Leader (Nov 2014–Dec 2015), Cooperative Baptist Fellowship

  • Homilist (Sep 2014), Anglican Church in North America

  • Bible Study Leader & Homilist (Jan–May 2014)U.S. Army Chaplain Corps   

  • Minister & Founder (June 2013–present)CO/CF Ministry
     

V.  Awards

VI. Organizations

VII.  Research Languages

  • koinē Greek (elementary reading)

  • biblical Hebrew (elementary reading)

VIII. Research & Teaching Interests

  • Biblical Theology

  • Anabaptism & Pietism

  • Christian Existentialism 

  • Christian Origins 

  • Christology

  • Early Church History

  • Ecclesiology

  • Eschatology: Partial Preterism & Historical Premillennialism

  • Jewishness of Jesus & Paul

  • Messianic Judaism

  • New Perspective on Paul

  • Radical Reformation

  • Theodicy & Middle Knowledge

  • Third Quest for the Historical Jesus 

  • Wesleyan & Methodist Theology

IX. Influences

Kenneth E. Bailey

Karl Barth

Richard Bauckham

Michael F. Bird

Benjamin Blackwell

Georg Blaurock

Craig L. Blomberg

Dietrich Bonhoeffer

D. A. Carson

G. K. Chesterton

William Lane Craig

Kent Dobson

James D. G. Dunn

Craig A. Evans
Francis of Assisi

Mark Goodacre

Justo L. González

Konrad Grebel

Douglas Groothuis

Gary R. Habermas

Richard B. Hays

Richard C. Halverson

Larry W. Hurtado

Jan [John] Hus

Robert J. Hutchinson

Asher Intrater

Daniel C. Juster

Walter C. Kaiser Jr.

Veli-Matti Kärkkäinen

Kenneth Keathley

Craig S. Keener

Søren Kierkegaard

Martin Luther King Jr.

Amy-Jill Levine

C. S. Lewis 

Michael R. Licona

X. Personal Information

  • Nationality: American

  • Hometown: Lancaster, Pennsylvania

  • Ethnicity: Puerto Rican, Anglo-Saxon

  • Hobbies: blogging, coffee, cuisine, hiking, reading, sports, writing

  • Politics: distributism ("Christian democracy")

  • Theological Orientations: Molinism, paleo-orthodoxy, pietism, Wesleyan

  • Worldview: center-right

Felix Manz

I. Howard Marshall

Alister E. McGrath

James F. McGrath

Scot McKnight

Luis de Molina

Jürgen Moltmann

J. P. Moreland     

Thomas C. Oden

Alvin Plantinga

Thomas R. Schreiner 

R. Kendall Soulen

Ann Spangler

James K. A. Smith
Philipp Jakob Spener

R. C. Sproul

David H. Stern

Mark L. Strauss

Paul Tillich

Lois Tverberg

Ray Vander Laan

Valdesius (Peter Waldo)

Michael J. Vlach

Jason E. Vickers

Daniel B. Wallace

John H. Walton 

John Wesley      

Marvin R. Wilson

Ben Witherington III

Christopher J. H. Wright

N. T. Wright

John Wycliffe

Michael Wyschogrod

Philip Yancey

Brad H. Young 

Nikolaus von Zinzendorf