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Jeremiah Gibbs Rev. Jeremiah W. S. Gibbs
Co-Chaplain & Director of the Lantz Center for Christian Vocations & Formation
University of Indianapolis
Indianapolis, IN 46227
(317) 788-2058

Jeremiah is a graduate of Eureka College (2005) and Garrett Evangelical Theological Seminary (2007) and he is a Ph.D. candidate in Theology and Ethics at Garrett. His ecumenical sensibilities are displayed in his blog where he identifies himself as '. . .an Assemblies of God minister who graduated from a Disciples of Christ college and a United Methodist seminary and wants to be an Emergent thinker.' While in seminary, Jeremiah served as Youth Pastor and/or Director of Young Adult Ministries for United Methodist congregations in Wisconsin and Illinois. Before coming to UIndy in 2009, Gibbs has served as an Adjunct Instructor for Oakland City University and Research Assistant for the Stead Center for Ethics and Values at Garrett.

Jeremiah brings an uncommonly rich background and varied interests to this position. Following high school, he served in the U.S. Marine Corps Reserve (1996-2003). While he an ordained minister of a Pentecostal denomination, Jeremiah also has made it his purpose to learn about the liturgical traditions of Roman Catholicism and the Greek Orthodox Church. He is quite familiar with various historic protestant and evangelical groups. He is the author of several articles including the piece 'Explain Yourself: Making Belief Intelligible' The Christian Century (September 23, 2008) co-authored with Jason Byassee. Jeremiah's blog explores various topics including the relationship between liturgy, aesthetics and ethics as well as the prospects for the emerging church movement.

Jeremiah is married to the Rev. Jenifer Stuelpe Gibbs, who is Associate Pastor of Meridian Street United Methodist Church in Indianapolis.

Publications:
"Azusa Street Revival," "Baptism in the Holy Spirit in Pentecostalism," "David K. Bernard," "T.D. Jakes," and "Pentecostal Assemblies of the World," in Baker Dictionary of Cults and World Religions. Baker Academic, (forthcoming 2013).
"Medicine is a Good Thing: Assemblies of God Doctrine as Support and Limit of Medicine." In Proceedings of the Inauguaral Fait and Science Conference, Springfield, 2011, ed. Michael Tenneson. Springfield, MO: Gospel Publishing House, 20 12.
"Preserving Integrity: Lessons on Interfaith Prayer from the University." Liturgy 26.3 (2011), 34-41.
Review article, Keith Warrington, Pentecostal Theology: A Theology of Encounter (Continuum 2008), PNEUMA: The Journal of the Society of Pentecostal Studies 31.2 (2009), 296-7.
Jeremiah Gibbs and Jason Byassee. "Explain Yourself: Making Belief Intelligible." Christian Century, Sepember 23, 2008.
"Performative Metanarrative and Postmodern Apologetics: A Case Study with St. Augustine." M.T.S. thesis, Garrett-Evangelical Theological Seminary, 2007.

Presentations:
The Possibilities of Measurable Spiritual and Vocational Formation Assessment: Enabling Individual Growth and Institutional Transparency. Paper presented at the inaugural conference of the Network for Vocation in Undergraduate Education, March 10-12, 2011.
Spirit Baptism and the Ordo Diaconia: An Ecumenical Apologia for the Pentecostal Doctrine of 'Subsequence.' Paper presented at the annual meeting of the Society for Pentecostal Studies, March 4-6, 2010.
A Taste for Truth: The Evangelical Theologian, Theological Prolegomena, and the Role of Aesthetics. Paper presented at Garrett-ETS Student Theological Conference, April 24, 2009.
Beauty and the Being of God: Aesthetics and Apologetic Method. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the International Society of Christian Apologetics, Deerfield, IL, April 18, 2009.
Real Presence? The Assemblies of God at "Play" with Sacramentality. Paper presented at American Academy of Religion Midwest Regional meeting, Chicago, IL, April 4,2009.
Treading Thin Ice: The Evangelical Left's Search for Ethics in Light of the Social Gospel Heritage. Paper presented at American Academy of Religion Midwest Regional meeting, River Forest, IL, April 4, 2008.
Recovering Orthodoxy: The Rise of the Evangelical Left in Christological Terms. Paper presented at American Academy of Religion Midwest Regional meeting, River Forest, IL, April 4, 2008.

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