Ken Guenter, MA

Associate Professor of Old Testament and Ancient Near Eastern History
 kguenter@briercrest.ca   306.756.3259    

Teaches:
Old Testament Literature, Ancient and Medieval World, Introduction to the Prophets, Bible Synthesis.
  My job is to help students build new ways of thinking; especially about how to read their Bibles, so that they can love God and obey him for the rest of their lives. 

Teaching Philosophy

Whether it is in biblical studies or ancient history, my job is to help students build new ways of thinking; especially about how to read their Bibles, so that they can love God and obey him for the rest of their lives.

Background

Born in Chilliwack, BC, to missionaries who were leaving for Nigeria, I grew up in Africa until I came to Caronport for high school and Bible school. I am married to Judy, and we have four married sons and five grandchildren. I was invited to teach at Briercrest in 1972. I have enjoyed a career as an art teacher at Caronport High School. Since my retirement from CHS, I have focused on teaching the Old Testament and its use in the New Testament. I love teaching God's Word and being surprised by what I learn from it. Judy and I often comment on what a privilege it is to spend our lives with students. I also love travelling with Judy, coaching the Cougar football offence, and working in my pottery studio.

Education

Old Testament Studies, Regent College, 1981, 1983, 2016
MA, Wilfred Laurier University, 1979
Saskatchewan Teacher's Certificate, 1972
BA, University of Saskatchewan, 1971
Diploma, Briercrest Bible Institute, 1968

Research

My research focuses primarily on the intertextual coherence of the Old Testament, especially the use of Moses in the Latter Prophets, but also in the Former Prophets and Psalms. I am fascinated by the potential of this intertextual network for identifying the central threads of an Old Testament biblical theology and its development in the New Testament.

Publications


  • "Blessed Is He Who Comes: Why Psalm 118 was Recited for Jesus' Triumphal Entry." Bibliotheca Sacra. Accepted for publication in 2017.

  • "Implications of Palaeolithic Stratigraphy for Creationist Models of Prehistory." Creation Research Society Quarterly, Vol. 18, Num. 3, 1981.


I have seen how wonderfully diverse God’s church is within its unity. I have felt the love of those I have been placed alongside, as we all walk this road of faith together.
Matthew Pauls