Christian Origins/Current Faith

Raleigh-Durham, North Carolina, USA

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Scripture quotations come from the New Revised Standard Version, © 1989 by the Division of Christian Education of the National Council of the Churches of Christ in the USA. Used by permission. All rights reserved

 

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About the Writer/Editor

 jamesmiko81@gmail.com

 

I.  Education

 

     Master's degree

          Divinity, United Theological Seminary, present

               Concentration: Biblical Interpretation 

          Theological Studies, Southwestern College (Kansas), 2015

               Thesis: Wrestling with God: A Christology of Israel
               Thesis Advisor: Matthew K. Thompson, Ph.D. 

     Bachelor's degree

          Religion, American Military University, 2013

     Associate's degree

          General Studies, Barton Community College, 2010

II.  Employment

     United States Army (Sep. 1999—present)

           Military Occupational Specialties
                Electronic Warfare Specialist (June 2011—present)

                Infantryman (Sep. 1999—June 2011)

     

          Additional Duties      

               Range Safety Officer/Instructor (2006—2017)

               Digital Training Management System Manager (2013—2017)

               Defense Travel System Manager (2014)

               Casualty Assistance/Notification Officer (2016)
               Additional Duty Safety Officer (2015—2016)     

               Sexual Harassment/Assault Response & Prevention (2011—2014)

III.  Publications

          Book
               Jesus the Jew, Christ the King (WestBow, 2016)

          Professional Reviews

             @ Kirkus

             @ Readers' Favorite (five stars)

          Blog

               Christian Origins/Current Faith at Theology Corner 

IV.  Media 

         Meredith Jacobs, "Books: Author Takes A Scholarly Approach to Faith in 'Jesus the                  Jew, Christ the King,'" The Fayetteville Observer (Perinton, NY: GateHouse, 2016),                      https://www.fayobserver.com/4a2293b1-af16-52f2-a7c6-65a853f3c252.html.

           Sara Weinert, ed., "James Mikolajczyk '15," The Southwesterner 56.3 (Winfield, KS:                     Southwestern College, 2016), p. 9,                                                                                                       https://www.sckans.edu/southwesterner2/2016fall/fall2016.pdf.

V.  Teaching and Ministry

           Wednesday Evening Fellowship Study Leader (Dec. 2017)

                Hay Street United Methodist Church—Fayetteville, NC

           Faith Formation Leader (Nov. 2016—Mar. 2017)

                St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Catholic Church—Fayetteville, NC

          College Ministry Leader (Nov. 2014—May 2015)

               Memorial Baptist Church—Buies Creek, NC

          Homilist (Sep. 2014)

              Resurrection Church—Hope Mills, NC

          "Rational Faith" Bible Study Leader & Homilist (Jan. 2014—May 2014)

               Hovey Chapel—Camp Hovey, Korea   

          Writer/Editor (June 2013—present)

               Christian Origins/Current Faith

V.  Awards

          Golden Key International Honour Society (April 2017)

               American Military University

           Socratic Philosophical Honor Society (Dec. 2015)

               American Military University

 

           Honors (Aug. 2013)

               American Military University

          Delta Epsilon Tau Honor Society (Jan. 2012)

               Distance Education Accrediting Commission

VI. Organizations

          United Methodist Church (July 2017)

 

          Ratio Christi (July 2017)

          Intercollegiate Studies Institute (April 2017)

          Student Veterans of America (Aug. 2016)

          Iraq & Afghanistan Veterans Association (July 2016)

          Polish-American Club of the Triangle (Sep. 2015)

VII.  Research Languages


          koinē Greek (elementary reading)

          biblical Hebrew (elementary reading)

VIII. Research and Teaching Interests

 

          Biblical Theology

          Christian Existentialism 

          Christian Origins 

          Christology

          Early Church History

          Ecclesiology

          Eschatology: Partial Preterism & Historical Premillennialism

          Jewishness of Jesus & Paul

          Messianic Judaism

          New Perspective on Paul

          Theodicy & Middle Knowledge

          Third Quest for the Historical Jesus 

          Wesleyan/Methodist Theology & Interpretation

IX. Influences

 

          Kenneth E. Bailey                                                                              Søren Kierkegaard 

 

          Karl Barth                                                                                           C. S. Lewis

          Michael F. Bird                                                                                  Alister E. McGrath

          Craig L. Blomberg                                                                             Luis de Molina

 

          Dietrich Bonhoeffer                                                                           Jürgen Moltmann

       

          D. A. Carson                                                                                       J. P. Moreland

         

          G. K. Chesterton                                                                                Alvin Plantinga

          William Lane Craig                                                                           David H. Stern

          James D. G. Dunn                                                                              Mark L. Strauss

          Craig A. Evans                                                                                   Lee Strobel
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          Francis of Assisi                                                                                 Paul Tillich


          Marc Goodacre                                                                                  Lois Tverberg

          Justo L. González                                                                               Ray Vander Laan

          Larry W. Hurtado                                                                              John Wesley

 

          Daniel C. Juster                                                                                  N. T. Wright

          Craig S. Keener                                                                                   Michael Wyschogrod        

X. Personal Information

Ethnicity:  Polish-American

Hobbies:  blogging, coffee, foodie-ism, hiking, reading, sports, writing

Politics: distributism (i.e., "Christian democracy")

Religious Affiliation:  Methodist

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

Worldview:  center-right

Curriculum Vitae

James Mikołajczyk 

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"Is The Bible True? Facts About the Bible." TrueMeaningOfLifeIs.com. Columbus, OH: Blue Laser Digital, 2020.                                                       https://truemeaningoflifeis.com/is-the-bible-true/.

"Roman Centurion Helmet." ArmorVenue.com. Glendale, CA: Armor Venue, 2020.

          https://www.armorvenue.com/centurion-roman-helmet.html.

Shott, Steve. "Pen & Inkwell, Ancient Rome, Replica." ObjectLessons.org. London: Islington Education Library Service, 2020.                                https://www.objectlessons.org/work-and-innovation-romans/pen--inkwell-ancient-rome-replica/s95/a242/.

Staff. "UNESCO Adds World's Oldest Bible to Registry of World Treasures." i24news.tv. Tel Aviv: i24News, 2016.

          https://www.i24news.tv/en/news/israel/102334-160210-unesco-adds-world-s-oldest-bible-to-registry-of-world-treasures.