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Shane J. Wood

Professor of New Testament
Faculty Full-Time
Ext. 2661
Email: Wood.Shane@OCC.edu
Personal Web Site

Classes Taught:

  • Acts
  • Christian Life
  • Doctrine of Christ
  • Introduction to the Gospels
  • Mark
  • Matthew
  • New Testament Introduction
  • Revelation

Speaking Topics:

Shane J. can be scheduled to speak at your church or organization on the following topics:

  • Eschatology (i.e., the Last Days, End Times, Rapture, etc.)
  • Jesus
  • Living the Christian Life
  • New Testament Book - Acts (Early Christianity)
  • New Testament Book - Revelation

View OCC's full list of available speakers and their topics!

Degrees Received:

  • 2004, Bachelor of Biblical Literature (Ozark Christian College)
  • 2004, Bachelor of Theology in New Testament (Ozark Christian College)
  • 2008, Masters of Arts in New Testament (Lincoln Christian University)
  • 2008, Masters of Divinity (Lincoln Christian University)
  • Ph.D. from the University of Edinburgh (UK)--Dissertation title: "The Alter-Imperial Paradigm: Empire Studies and the Book of Revelation"

Other Studies:

  • Biola University

Ministry/Job History:

  • Christ's Church of Harrisonville, Senior Minister, Harrisonville, MO (2002-2004)
  • High Hill Christian Church, Associate Minister, High Hill, MO (2004-2007)
  • Institute for Christian Resources, Associate Director, Joplin, MO (2007-2009)
  • Ozark Christian College, Director of Youth Minister Relations, Joplin, MO (2009-2011)
  • Ozark Christian College, Professor of New Testament, Joplin, MO (2011-Present)

Writings and Publications:

  • "New Starting Points in the Quest of the Historical Jesus: A Book Review of Etiene Nodet, The Historical Jesus?: Necessity and Limits of an Enquiry" in Expository Times (Sept 2012)
  • "Jesus Didn't Live a 'Christian Life,' and We Shouldn't Either (Part 1)--The List or a Lifestyle: The Problem with Spiritual Disciplines" at www.moreatstake.com
  • "Jesus Didn't Live a 'Christian Life,' and We Shouldn't Either (Part 1)--The List or a Lifestyle: On Not Beginning with the End" at www.moreatstake.com
  • "The Sword that Divides: The Differing Political Programs of John the Baptist and Jesus in the Gospel of Matthew" at the College Theology Society Conference (New York, New York 2011)
  • "The Alter-Imperial Triumphal Procession: A Socio-Cultural Interpretation of the Release of Satan (Rev 20:7-10)" at the British New Testament Conference (Nottingham, England 2011)
  • "Simplifying the Number of the Beast (Rev 13:18): An Interpretation of 666 and 616" in Dragons, John, and Every Grain of Sand edited by Shane J. Wood (2011)
  • "An Alter-Imperial Reading of the Release of Satan (Rev 20:7-10)" in Dragons, John, and Every Grain of Sand edited by Shane J. Wood (2011)
  • "In Defense of Eschatology: Does Studying Revelation Really Matter?" in Dragons, John, and Every Grain of Sand edited by Shane J. Wood (2011)
  • Dragons, John, and Every Grain of Sand: Essays on the Book of Revelation, edited by Shane J. Wood (Joplin, MO: College Press, 2011), 325 pages.

Personal Information:

Married to Sara Wood since 2003.
Has four kids: Zion (2004), Paige (2006), Maddox (2007), and Robert (2012).