Jennifer Gilbertson, PhD

Adjunct Faculty in Biblical Studies
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Teaches:

Introduction to Biblical Interpretation; New Testament Survey

Background

I am a farm girl who, in seeking to follow Jesus, has found her life more adventurous than she expected. Although I am rooted deeply in Saskatchewan, I have had opportunities to live, work, study and play in the mountains of Montana, in the busy urban jungle of Taiwan, in the beautiful city of Vancouver, and in the medieval seaside burgh of St Andrews, famous as the birthplace of golf. Along the way, I have had a lot of travel adventures in South East Asia and Europe.

I have felt a sense of calling to be involved in Christian education since I was an undergrad at Briercrest, and I have undertaken my education with a heart for serving God's people with my gifts. I want to give people the same gift of a biblical education that I received. My desire is to help instill a biblical imagination in God's people.

Since graduating with my PhD in 2017, I have been back in Saskatchewan, reconnecting with family and friends. I spent the 2017-18 school year working in Student Development at Briercrest College as a Residence Director for one of the dorms that I lived in as a student! It was such a privilege to be involved in discipling students and once again being a part of a community that was formative for me as a young adult.

Education

PhD, University of St. Andrews
MCS, Regent College
BA, Briercrest College

Research

Narrative readings of the Gospels
The importance of the Old Testament for understanding the New Testament
Biblical Theology

Publications

  • “Mark’s Jesus and the Internet: Exegetical Reflections on Authority, Identity, and Community,” in The Html of Cruciform Love. Edited by Eric Lewellen and John Frederick, Wipf and Stock Publishers. Forthcoming.

 

Having knowledge from Briercrest has been phenomenal in assisting with things in my ministry that I never would have figured out before. I think this is the best place I have ever been. The format is incredible and the teachers are incredible.
Capt The Rev Eric Davis