Scott Shiffer

Director of Distance Education and Program Director of Master of Arts in Christians Studies & Master of Arts in Christian Leadership and Adjunct Professor of Theology
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Education

  • 2014 Ph.D. (Theology), B. H. Carroll Theological Institute
  • 2005 M.A. (Theology), Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary
  • 2002 B.A. (Biblical Studies), Dallas Baptist University

Employment History

  • 2012-Present Director of Distance Education and Program Director of Master of Arts in Christians Studies and Master of Arts in Christian Leadership, Criswell College
  • 2013-Present Adjunct Professor of Theology, Criswell College
  • 2012-Present Resident Fellow in Theology, B. H. Carroll Theological Institute
  • 2007 Present Adjunct Professor of Religion, Dallas Baptist University
  • 2007-2012Adjunct Professor of Philosophy, Cedar Valley Community College
  • 2010 Adjunct Professor of Philosophy, Oklahoma Baptist University
  • 2003-2012 Assistant Director of Online Education, Dallas Baptist University

Publications

  • Shiffer, Scott. “Tales of The Green Lantern Corps: Technology and Virtue in the War of Light (focus on the animated Green Lantern cartoons and films)” in Science Fiction and the Abolition of Man (Pickwick Publications, 2016).
  • Shiffer, Scott. “Book Review of Christian Bioethics: A Guide for Pastors, Health Care Professionals, and Families by C. Ben Mitchell and D. Joy Riley.” The Criswell Theological Review V. 12 No. 2 (Spring 2015).
  • Shiffer, Scott. “Book Review of A Little Book for New Theologians: Why and How to Study Theology by Kelly M. Kapic.” The Criswell Theological Review. V. 10 No. 2 (Spring 2013).
  • Shiffer, Scott. “Theological Reflections and Philosophical Themes in the New DC Comic Films: Faith and Spirituality, Self- Identity, and Worldview through Comic Book Cartoon Movie Adaptations” in Light Shining in a Dark Place: Discovering Theology Through Film, ed. Jeff Sellers (Eugene, OR: Pickwick Publications, 2012).
  • Pop-Culture and Faith Newsletter, various articles written, and general editor, April 2005-2010.
  • Course Development for Intermediate Greek II at Dallas Baptist University, Fall 2009.
  • Course Development for Intermediate Greek I at Dallas Baptist University, Spring 2009.
  • Course Development for Elementary Greek II at Dallas Baptist University, Fall 2008.
  • Course Development for Elementary Greek I at Dallas Baptist University, Spring 2008.
  • Course Development for Christian Doctrine at Dallas Baptist University, Fall 2007.
  • Course Development for Systematic Theology at Dallas Baptist University, Spring 2007.
  • Shiffer, Scott. A Study of Romantic Imagery in Scripture in Comparison with Contemporary Christian Music: Love Between the Creator and the Created as Marriage Metaphor in Song. Masters Thesis, October 2005.

Presentations and Papers

  • Shiffer, Scott. Christianity and Rock & Roll an essay presented on February 20, 2004 at the Dallas Baptist University Friday Symposium.
  • Shiffer, Scott. A Study of the Eternal State According to the Latter-day Saints, presented on April 2, 2005 at the Eighth Annual Pew/Paideia College Society Student Conference at Dallas Baptist University.
  • Shiffer, Scott. Bionic Course Demonstration presented on November 4, 2005 at the Texas Blackboard Users Group Conference at Texas Women’s University in Denton, TX.
  • Shiffer, Scott. Art and Ethics: Ten Crucial Questions Christians Should Ask about Popular Culture presented on February 25, 2006 at the Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary Conference for Pop-Culture and Christianity.
  • Shiffer, Scott. Art and Ethics: Ten Crucial Questions Christians Should Ask about Popular Culture presented on February 25, 2006 at the 9th Annual Pew/Paideia College Society Student Conference at Dallas Baptist University.
  • Shiffer, Scott. Blackboard and Emergency presented on November 9, 2006 at the Texas Blackboard Users Group Conference at the University of Texas in Austin, TX.
  • Shiffer, Scott. Building a Lesson that Leads to Success in an Online Class presented on November 15, 2007at the Texas Blackboard Users Group Conference in Dallas, TX.
  • Shelton, Kaye and Scott Shiffer. Engaging Online Course Design presented on March 5, 2008 at the ACCESS Christian Distance Education Annual Conference in Dallas, TX.
  • Shiffer, Scott. Technology and Christianity: Tips and Tricks for Integrating Faith into Your Online Course Material presented on March 6, 2008 at the ACCESS Christian Distance Education Annual Conference in Dallas, TX.
  • Shiffer, Scott. The Problem of Evil: An Alternative to Plantinga’s Free Will Defense an essay presented to the Dallas Socratic Society on March 10, 2008.
  • Shiffer, Scott. Francis Schaeffer and the Sanctity of Life: Understanding the Intrinsic Value of God’s Creation presented on February 28, 2009 at the 12th Annual Paideia College Society & University Honors Program Spring Student Conference at Dallas Baptist University.
  • Shiffer, Scott. The Sanctity of Life: Understanding the Intrinsic Value of God’s Creation from a Theological Perspective presented on March 20, 2009 at the B.H. Carroll Oxford Study Program at Regent’s Parks College, Oxford University, UK.
  • Shiffer, Scott. Reducing Cheating During Online Tests presented on November 11, 2011 at the Texas Blackboard Users Conference at the University of Texas in Dallas.
  • Shiffer, Scott. I Remember That, But Not Like This: How Re-imagined Retro Toons Reflect Modern Culture presented on February 22, 2014 at the 17th Annual Paideia Spring Conference at Dallas Baptist University.
  • Shiffer, Scott. Consumer Culture, Wealth, and Christian Responsibility presented on September 19, 2014 at the Friday Symposium at Dallas Baptist University.
  • Shiffer, Scott. Ways Using Wikis Can Enhance Learning in the Classroom and Online presented at the Texas Blackboard Users Group Conference on October 16, 2014.
  • Shiffer, Scott. A Discussion on Accreditation and Legal Aspects of Online Education presented at the Texas Blackboard Users Group Conference on October 17, 2014.

Other Scholarly Activities

  • Created Faith and Culture Now blog to help Christians (specifically college students) learn how to engage culture from the perspective of a Christian worldview. (http://www.faithandculturenow.com/)
  • Contributes to the Blog Thinking Through Christianity, where the faith is discussed as it relate to relevant issues from multiple perspectives. Topics range from arts and culture to life and spirituality, from faith and history to faith and politics, and from faith and science to Christianity and fashion. (http://thinkingthroughchristianity.com/)

Community Involvement

Teaches an Adult Bible Fellowship class at First Baptist Church in Midlothian, TX for believers who are adults with children from birth through elementary who are seeking authentic relationships with other Christ followers and solid theological teaching (Fall 2014 through Present):

  • New Believers Class (Fall 2013)
  • New Believers Class (Fall 2014)
  • Christianity and Pop Culture (Fall 2014)
  • Organizes the writing of ROOTS, a weekly devotional for church members and Community Groups. (November 2013-present): http://www.fbcmidlothian.org/roots

Professional Organizations, and Committee Memberships

  • ACCESS – Christian Distance Education Association (2010-2011)

Awards

  • T.B. Maston Young Scholars Award, Hardin-Simmons University’s Logsdon School of Theology on February 4, 2002
  • Blackboard Bionic Course, 2005