Tuesday, February 8, 2011
Anyone Know What Happened to These Professors?
I was recently looking through one of the academic catalogs from Concordia Theological Seminary-Ft. Wayne and wondered what happened to a couple of professors who left the seminary in the early to mid-2000's. Neither is listed on the clergy roster of Synod, and in doing a Google search it seems that little is available there also. The professors both taught OT exegesis. They are Chad Bird and Douglas McC. L. Judisch. Bird, it appears has done some adjunct work for Clarendon College as recently as last spring, but is not listed among their faculty for this year. He has also been involved in the doctoral program at Hebrew Union College in Cincinnati, OH since 2003, according to an online CV. Dr. Judisch, who was my OT prof at Ft. Wayne also shows up on the net, but only in reference to past works he has authored. Both of these men contributed well-received books and writings over the years. Pr. Bird (I think he is still a pastor?) also wrote at least one of the hymns in the Lutheran Service Book. I'm simply curious where they are at now and what they might be doing in the church-at-large. Does anyone know?