Dr. Bushur Granted Tenure on CTS Faculty

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (CTS)—In addition to the previously reported actions, the Concordia Theological Seminary, Fort Wayne, Board of Regents also granted tenure on the faculty to the Rev. Dr. James G. Bushur. "Dr. Bushur's teaching expertise in Early Church History and his pastoral leadership of our Deaconess Program have both been great blessings,” commented the Rev. Dr. Charles A. Gieschen, CTS academic dean. “He is a great colleague who has a significant role in the formation of all pastors and deaconesses at this seminary."

Dr. Bushur joined the CTS faculty in the fall of 2006 and serves as assistant professor of Historical Theology and director of Deaconess Studies. He served as pastor at Immanuel Lutheran Church, Decatur, Indiana (1999-2006) and Trinity Lutheran Church, Goodland, Indiana (1994-1999). He received his B.A. in Biblical Literature from Taylor University, Upland, Indiana (1989), M.Div. (1993) and S.T.M. (Thesis: “The Flesh of Christ and the Economy of Salvation in the Teaching of St. Irenaeus, Bishop of Lyons,” 1998) from Concordia Theological Seminary, Fort Wayne. He completed his Ph.D. at the University of Durham, UK. Bushur specializes in patristics and is a member of the North American Patristics Society.

May God continue to bless the CTS faculty, staff and student body as they prepare to begin a new academic year in September.