Rev. Dr. Ken Jones
Title: Professor of Theology and Religion
Dept.: Philosophy, Theology
Office: Cowles Center 102
Ken Sundet Jones, a native South Dakotan, is an ordained pastor in the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America. His pastoral call is to serve as a professor in Grand View's Theology and Philosophy Department. He holds a Ph.D. in Luther Studies and Reformation history. He and his wife, Mary, live in Urbandale, Iowa.
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- Doctor of Philosophy in Church History at Luther Seminary, Saint Paul, Minnesota (2003)
- Master of Divinity, Luther Seminary, Saint Paul, Minnesota (1990)
- Bachelor of Arts in German, Augustana College, Sioux Falls, South Dakota (1982)
Start Date at Grand View
Areas of Expertise
- Reformation history
- Lutheran theology
- Life and thought of Martin Luther
- Lutheran preaching and proclamation
- Lutheran confessional writings
- Luther's catechisms
- Ancient and medieval philosophy
- 2016 Grand View faculty prize for scholarship
- 2009 Grand View inaugural prize for excellence and innovation in teaching
- 2006 Grand View prize for excellence in teaching
- Team member, $1 million endowment grant to fund the Lutheran Bible Institute in California Chair (2017)
- Team member, three-year $600,000 youth theology institute grant from the Lilly Foundation, Indianapolis, Indiana, to form the Nexus Youth Theology Institute at Grand View University, Des Moines, Iowa (2016)
- "Introduction" and "The Ten Commandments: Under the Skin and Into the Heart" in By Heart: Conversations with Luther's Small Catechism, SparkHouse (2017)
- "Death and Dying" in Dictionary of Luther and the Lutheran Traditions, Baker Academic Publishing House (2017)
- The Essential Lutheran Handbook, 500th Anniversary Even Smaller Pocket Edition, SparkHouse (2017)
- Family time
- Creative activities
- Project Runway
Questions & Answers
|What makes Grand View unique among other universities?
|Relationships with students commitment to teaching and learning.
|What is your favorite part about working at Grand View?
|My favorite part about working at Grand View is the freedom and support for what I do. Plus, interested and eager students is an added bonus!