Loma Linda University appoints new dean for School of Religion
Jon Paulien, PhD, has recently joined the new School of Religion as dean of the School. Dr. Paulien has served as professor at the Andrews University Theological Seminary since 1992.
Born in New York City, Dr. Paulien received his bachelor of arts degree in theology from Atlantic Union College, South Lancaster, Massachusetts, in 1972.
In 1975, he received his master of divinity degree from Andrews University, Berrien Springs, Michigan.
Dr. Paulien also received his doctorate in New Testament from Andrews University in 1987.
Dr. Paulien has served the Adventist Church as a paster in the Greater New York Conference of Seventh-day Adventists for several years.
Since 1982, he has served as an educator at Andrews University.
Dr. Paulien is the author of 18 books, including What the Bible Says About the End-Time, The Millennium Bug: Is This the End of the World as We Know It?, Knowing God in the Real World, Meet God Again for the First Time, and The Deep Things of God.
He is the author of a 40-hour set of taped lectures on the Book of Revelation available from The Ambassador Group, and he has written written more than a hundred articles (Adventist Review, Ministry, Journal of Biblical Literature, Biblical Research, Andrews University Seminary Studies, among others), scholarly papers (Society of Biblical Literature, Chicago Society for Biblical Research, and others), and other publications.
Dr. Paulien is a specialist in the study of Johannine literature (Gospel of John and Book of Revelation) and the intersection of faith with contemporary culture. He also takes special delight in seminars and presentations to non-specialists who can make practical use of the material in the real world. Dr. Paulien has traveled extensively, reaching all 50 states of the union in addition to a plethora of other countries.
When not at work, Dr. Paulien enjoys being with his wife, Pamella, and their three children, and also enjoys travel, golf, and photography when time permits.
By Dustin R. Jones, MA