SCU Professor Selected to Present at SPS Conference

By Tyler Moss

Southwestern Christian University professor Adrian Hinkle had the unique opportunity to give a presentation at the 42nd Annual Meeting of the Society for Pentecostal Studies earlier this spring. Dr. Hinkle was one of just a handful of people selected to present at the conference, which was held on the campus of Seattle Pacific University in Seattle, Wash.

Hinkle, who serves as the Dean of Professional Studies, as well as the Department Chair for Theology Admissions at SCU, was asked to present on a paper she wrote entitled Pedagogy of Deuteronomy. That paper reflects the ideas of her doctoral thesis, which has been in the works for three years.  Hinkle gave her presentation in the Biblical Studies portion of the event.

“I consider it a high honor to present papers and offer my own feedback among other SPS members who have authored countless books and articles,” Hinkle said. “It is a humbling experience to present my own original research to an audience of well-accomplished scholars and receive their feedback and positive reinforcement as we continue to sharpen one another in our respective disciplines.”

The Society for Pentecostal Studies (SPS) is a group of academicians, pastors, and leaders who have a sincere desire to advance the scholarship of Pentecostals. For 42 years, the group has shared a unique camaraderie and fellowship. The society is in conjunction with the Wesleyan Theological Society.

Among those that take part in the peer review process at the Meeting of the SPS are Dr. Lee Roy Martin, who serves as current president of the society, as well as Craig Keener, Paul Alexander and Derrick Rosenior. All of these members have authored countless books and articles in their respective fields.

In addition to being an incredible career opportunity for Dr. Hinkle, her selection by the committee was just another example SCU students and faculty having a far-reaching impact in so many different areas of study and expertise.

“I am grateful for the opportunity to participate in the ongoing scholarship of biblical studies, and more specifically, to participate among like-minded individuals within my own theological framework of Pentecostalism,” Hinkle said. “I am so thankful for SCU’s support and encouragement to pursue the advancement of Pentecostal scholarship and I hope that the opportunity continues for years to come.”