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Gabriel Etzel

Gabe Etzel

Administrative Dean, School of Divinity

E-mail: gbetzel@liberty.edu


Education

  • Ph.D., Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, Louisville, Kentucky.
  • Doctor of Ministry, Liberty Baptist Theological Seminary, Lynchburg, Virginia.
  • Master of Divinity, Liberty Baptist Theological Seminary, Lynchburg, Virginia.
  • Master of Arts in Religion, Liberty Baptist Theological Seminary, Lynchburg, Virginia.
  • Bachelor of Science, Indiana Wesleyan University, Marion, Indiana.

Courses Taught

  • BIBL 105 - Old Testament Survey
  • BIBL 110 - New Testament Survey
  • CLED 300 - Biblical and Theological Foundations of Leadership
  • PLED 450 - Leadership and Management in the Local Church
  • THEO 104 - Introduction to Christian Thought
  • THEO 201 - Theology Survey I
  • THEO 202 - Theology Survey II
  • THEO 330 - Theology of the Family
  • THEO 350 - Fundamental Theological Issues

Current & Recent Academic Experience

  • Administrative Dean, School of Divinity, 2015-Present
  • Associate Dean, School of Religion, 2010-2015
  • Acting Dean, School of Religion, 2013
  • Program Director, Christian Leadership and Management, 2013-Present
  • Associate Professor of Religion, School of Religion, Liberty University, Lynchburg, Virginia, 2010-Present.
  • Associate Dean, School of Religion, LU Online, Lynchburg, Virginia, 2007-2010
  • Assistant Dean, School of Religion, Liberty University, Lynchburg, Virginia, 2006-2010
  • Assistant Professor of Religion, School of Religion, Liberty University, Lynchburg, Virginia, 2006-2010.
  • Instructor of Religion, School of Religion, Liberty University, Lynchburg, Virginia, 2004-2006.
  • Instructional Coordinator, School of Religion, Liberty University, Lynchburg, Virginia, 2003-2006.

Recognitions

  • 2011 School of Religion Teacher of the Year Award
  • Graduated Magna Cum Laude, Liberty Baptist Theological Seminary, Lynchburg, Virginia.
  • Master of Arts in Religion Award, Liberty Baptist Theological Seminary, Lynchburg, Virginia.
  • Graduated Summa Cum Laude, Liberty Baptist Theological Seminary, Lynchburg, Virginia.
  • Outstanding Finance Major, Indiana Wesleyan University, Marion, Indiana.
  • Graduated Summa Cum Laude, Indiana Wesleyan University, Marion, Indiana.

Publications

  • Etzel, Gabriel, and Ben Gutierrez. Theology Applied: A Living Faith. Nashville, TN: Broadman & Holman, 2015.
  • Etzel, Gabriel. “What to Ask the Person in the Mirror: Critical Questions for Becoming a More Effective Leader and Reaching Your Potential.” Christian Education Journal 11, no. 1 (Spring 2014): 227–30.
  • Associate Editor: Hindson, Ed, and Elmer Towns. Illustrated Survey of the Bible An Introduction. Nashville, TN: B & H Academic, 2013.
  • Etzel, Gabriel. "Huss, Jan." The Popular Encyclopedia of Church History: The People, Places, and Events that Shaped Christianity. Eugene, OR: Harvest House Publishers, 2013.
  • Contributed to: Jones, Timothy. Christian History Made Easy: Participant Guide. Torrance, CA: Rose, 2012.

Presentations

  • Etzel, Gabriel. “Implications of Theological Anthropology for Online Pedagogy in Graduate-Level Ministerial Training.” presented at the The Association of Christian Distance Education Annual Conference, Lancaster Bible College, March 2015.
  • Cartwright, John, Gabriel Etzel, and Christopher Jackson. “Foundations of Online Theological Education: Biblical, Theological, and Pedagogical.” presented at the Society of Professors of Christian Education Annual Meeting, Washington, DC, October 18, 2014.
  • Cartwright, John, and Gabriel Etzel. "Growing Beyond Your Campus: Navigating the Use of Online Adjunct Professors." presented at the The Association of Christian Distance Education, Palm Beach Atlantic, March 11, 2014.

Professional Memberships

  • Evangelical Theological Society
  • Society of Professors of Christian Education
  • The Association of Christian Distance Education

Service to the University & Community

  • SACSCOC Reaffirmation Faculty subcommittee, member, 2012-Present
  • SACSCOC Reaffirmation Undergraduate Curriculum subcommittee, member, 2012-Present
  • Dean's Council of the Office of the Provost, member, 2010-Present
  • Life Group Leader, Thomas Road Baptist Church, Lynchburg, VA, 2009-present
  • Dean's Council for the School of Religion, member, 2006-Present
  • Biblical Worldview Core Competency Sub-Committee, chair, 2010-2012
  • Core Competency Committee, member, 2010-2012
  • Undergraduate Academic Council, LU Online, member, 2007-2012
  • Assessment Coordinator for School of Religion, 2008-2010
  • Think Tank II: Worldview, member, 2008-2009
  • Assessment Day Committee, member, 2008-2011
  • Academic Quality and Engagement Task Force, member, 2008-2009
  • Academic Quality and Engagement Task Force, chair of General Education Subcommittee, 2008-2009
  • Faculty Senate, member, 2005-2007
  • Faculty Senate, Secretary, 2006-2007
  • Southern Association of Schools and Colleges (SACS) Programs Subcommittee, 2004-2005