Joe Rigney, M.A.

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Assistant Professor of Theology and Literature

 

Joe Rigney serves as Assistant Professor of Theology and Literature at Bethlehem College & Seminary. He oversees the History of Ideas program, an undergraduate major that focuses on the Great Books and the Greatest Book. He is the author of two books: Live Like a Narnian: Christian Discipleship in Lewis’s Chronicles (Eyes & Pen, 2013) and The Things of Earth: Treasuring God by Enjoying His Gifts (Crossway, 2015). Joe is also a pastor at Cities Church in Minneapolis.

After completing a B.A. in Speech Communication from Texas A&M University, Joe and his wife Jenny moved to Minneapolis in 2005 to participate in Bethlehem’s vocational eldership training program. He has an M.A. in Biblical and Pastoral Studies from Bethlehem College & Seminary, and M.St. in Classical Christian Studies from New Saint Andrews College, and is currently seeking a Ph.D. from Union School of Theology. He joined the Bethlehem College & Seminary staff in 2007 as a cohort leader in the INSIGHT program, formerly taught as the college’s freshman year. When he’s not teaching or reading, Joe loves to play baseball with his two sons and spend time with his lovely wife Jenny.

Academic Credentials

  • B.A., Texas A&M (Communication)
  • M.A., Bethlehem College & Seminary (Biblical and Pastoral Studies)
  • M.St., New Saint Andrews (Classical Christian Studies)

 

Publications

 

Media

  • “Curriculum and Community at Bethlehem College & Seminary.” Cincinnati Event. Online.
  • “Alcohol, Christian Liberty, and Christian Love – Part 2” Bethlehem College & Seminary Chapel Message. November 14, 2013. Online.
  • “Alcohol, Christian Liberty, and Christian Love – Part 1” Bethlehem College & Seminary Chapel Message. November 7, 2013. Online.
  • “The Whole Earth Is Full of His Glory”: TBI Seminar
    Slides PDF | Part 1 (MP3) | Part 2 (MP3) | Part 3 (MP3) | Part 4 (MP3) | Q & A (MP3)
  • “One Church: Growing Up Into Maturity.” Bethlehem College & Seminary Chapel Message. October 18, 2012. Online.
  • “Great Are the Works of the LORD, Studied By All Who Delight In Them.” Bethlehem College & Seminary Chapel Message. October 20, 2011. Online.
  • “Envy.” Bethlehem College & Seminary Chapel Message. March 10, 2011. Online.
  • “Keep in Step With the Gospel.” Bethlehem College & Seminary Chapel Message. January 20, 2011. Online.
  • “The God Who Loves Us By Giving Us Rest.” Bethlehem College & Seminary Chapel Message. October 21, 2010. Online.