MemberHolger Szesnat

…Edited books

Nokise, Feleterika, and Holger Szesnat, eds. 2015. Oceanic Voyages in Theology and Theological Education: Reflections and Reminiscences in Celebration of the 50th Anniversary of the Pacific Theological College. Suva, Fiji Islands: Pacific Theological College. (iv+168pp.)

Coursebooks (distance education) and other teaching tools

Document and Referencing Style Guide for the Pacific Theological College. (2012–; annual updates since then). (42 pp.)
Study skills for theology (Foundation degree course, Cambridge Theological Federation, UK, 2009).
Introduction to the Bible (Bachelor degree course, Pacific Theological College, Fiji, 2008).

Electronic books (self-published)

Computer Skills for Theology and Ministry (v. 2.2, October 2009). Free, self-published electronic book (111pp.), available at

Journal articles (peer reviewed)

“Some Witnesses Have …”: The Representation of the New Testament Text …

Professor of Biblical Literature and Languages at the Pacific Theological College, Suva, Republic of Fiji. Born and raised in Germany. Lived, worked and learned in South Africa (1987–1998), England (2001–2009) and Fiji (1998–2001 and again since 2010).

MemberMichael DeVries

I am a Ph.D. candidate in the School of Philosophy, Theology, and Religion at the University of Birmingham under the supervision of Charlotte Hempel. My research focuses on compositional and thematic elements the War Scroll and related war texts from Qumran. I am also an Adjunct Professor of Biblical and Religious Studies at Azusa Pacific University, where I teach courses on biblical literature, Hebrew, and the Dead Sea Scrolls. My research spans areas of sectarian ideology, ritual theory, purity, and priesthood within the Qumran corpus and the wider landscape of Second Temple writings.

MemberTim Bulkeley

Past: Vice recteur, Facultes Protestantes au Zaire; Carey Baptist College; University of Auckland; Laidlaw-Carey Graduate SchoolHonours:Distinguished Teaching Award 2001 (University of Auckland)22nd Annual William Menzies Lectureship (five lectures) with the title “God as Mother?” 2014 (Asia Pacific Theological Seminary, Baguio, Philippines)Unsung Heroes Award 2016 (for teaching on marriage and family) New Zealand Christian Network

MemberS Brent Rodriguez-Plate

S Brent Rodriguez-Plate is a writer, public speaker, editor, and part time college professor whose books include A History of Religion in 5 1/2 Objects, Blasphemy: Art that Offends, and Religion and Film: Cinema and the Re-Creation of the World. His essays have been published in The Chronicle of Higher Education, The Los Angeles Review of Books, AmericaThe Christian Century, The Islamic Monthly, Huffington Post, Religion Dispatches, Killing the Buddha and elsewhere. He is a board member of the Interfaith Coalition of Greater Utica, NY, and President of the Association for Religion and Intellectual Life/ CrossCurrents. He currently lives in Madrid with his family, and holds a visiting appointment at Hamilton College, NY.

MemberChristopher Hays

Christopher Hays is the D. Wilson Moore Associate Professor of Ancient Near Eastern Studies at Fuller Theological Seminary. He has previously held teaching and research positions at Emory University, Princeton Theological Seminary, and the University of Notre Dame Tantur Ecumenical Institute in Jerusalem. He has participated in archaeological research in Israel and conducts study trips there. In 2017-18, Hays is serving as president of the Society of Biblical Literature’s Pacific Coast region. Hays is the author of Hidden Riches: A Textbook for the Comparative Study of the Old Testament and the Ancient Near East (Westminster John Knox, 2014) and Death in the Iron Age II and in First Isaiah (Forschungen zum Alten Testament 79; Tübingen: Mohr Siebeck, 2011). He is working on the Isaiah commentary for the Old Testament Library series, having translated the book for the Common English Bible and written the entry on Isaiah for the Oxford Encyclopedia of the Books of the Bible. In 2013, he was one of ten scholars around the world to receive the Manfred Lautenschlaeger Award for Theological Promise. Hays has published articles on diverse topics in journals such as the Journal of Near Eastern Studies, the Journal of Biblical Literature, Vetus Testamentum, Biblica, Zeitschrift für die Alttestamentliche Wissenschaft, Ugarit-Forschungen, Journal of Ancient Egyptian Interconnections, and the Journal of Theological Interpretation. He has also contributed essays to various edited volumes. Hays teaches courses in Old Testament and directs the master’s program in Ancient Near Eastern Studies in the School of Theology. His languages include Hebrew, Akkadian, Ugaritic, Aramaic, Greek, and Latin. Hays is ordained in the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.).

MemberCharles Meeks

I have a PhD in Theology from Wycliffe College/University of St. Michael’s College in the University of Toronto. My main academic interests are at the intersection of patristic exegesis and theology, sacramentology, and modern systematic theology. My dissertation is set to be published by Lexington Books/Fortress Academic in 2020; in it, I work on recovering the significance of the sacraments for the way Protestants “do” theology, arguing for an interdependence of the sacraments, Scripture, Christology, and ecclesiology.   Click on my CV to see my publications, courses taught, and other experience.