Dr. Benjamin Haupt joined Jill Devine and Ryan Pfendler for a two-part discussion about the challenging times we are encountering in our society. Dr. Haupt is associate provost and associate professor of Practical Theology at Concordia Seminary, St. Louis. As associate provost, Dr. Haupt assists the Seminary provost in achieving key strategic priorities in support of the mission of the Seminary. He oversees the Seminary’s recruitment and admissions teams and serves as a liaison to faculty and staff involved in accomplishing the Seminary’s enrollment goals related to its residential, distance and multiethnic Ministerial Formation programs and Advanced Studies programs. Dr. Haupt has been a faculty member since 2013. His areas of interest and expertise include the history of the text of the New Testament, early Christianity prior to Constantine, the intersection of church and society, 19th century Lutheran missiology, the theology and practice of preaching, and pastoral/congregational leadership.
He earned a Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) from the University of Birmingham, U.K. (2019), and both a Master of Sacred Theology (S.T.M.) and a Master of Divinity (M.Div.) from Concordia Seminary, St. Louis (2011, 2005). He received a Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) from Concordia University Wisconsin, Mequon (2000). During his M.Div. program, he studied for a year at Lutherische Theologische Hochschule in Oberursel, Germany. After graduation he was installed as an associate pastor at St. Paul Lutheran Church in Boca Raton, Fla., and served there until 2008. From 2008-13 he was the sole pastor of Good Shepherd Lutheran Church in Gainesville, Ga.
Dr. Haupt has been speaking, teaching and writing since 2008 and has been involved with a variety of seminars ranging from lay-focused sessions for people in Haiti to breakout sessions at conferences throughout the United States. His writing includes a translation of a sermon for Luther’s Works, vol. 58, essays on the early history of the New Testament text in the writings of church fathers, his Ph.D. dissertation titled “Tertullian’s Text of the New Testament Outside the Gospels,” a volume of translated and edited essays by Hans Joachim Iwand on Church and Society, and a volume of translated essays on early LCMS mission.
Dr. Haupt is married to Celina, who works at Captain Elementary School. They have two sons. He and his family are avid travelers, comics readers, Lego-maniacs and video gamers. He leads the Concordia Wine Society.
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