WISDOM Chapel: Stewardship of the Land

Sandra Richter

    • Wednesday, April 13, 2016
    • 9:30–10:30 a.m.
  • Chase Gymnasium
  • Open to: Students

Cost and Admission

This event is free to attend.

Where we hear from speakers whose specializations and experience bring us biblically-based wisdom for Christian engagement in spiritual formation, arts and culture, missions and evangelism, justice, relationships, reconciliation and other arenas where we pray, “Thy Kingdom Come.”


Sandra Richter

As a professor of Old Testament at Wheaton College in Wheaton, Illinois,  there is nothing Dr. Richter is more interested in than making the real people who lived in the real space and time of the OT come alive.  As a result, those who study the great narrative of God and his people with her can expect a substantial dose of the history, archaeology, geography, and languages of the ancient Near East.

She is a graduate of Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary and Harvard University. Her professional background includes nine years as a professor of Old Testament at Asbury Theological Seminary, four at Wesley Biblical Seminary, and several years at Gordon-Conwell and Gordon College. Due to her passion for "real space and time," at both Asbury and Wesley she designed an Israel Studies program, over the years bringing dozens of students to Israel to study historical geography and field archaeology. Prior to her years as an academic, she served in professional ministry. I am deeply committed to the health of the Church, and speak and teach often at events dedicated to the education and discipleship of the laity.

Her publishing endeavors have alternated between pieces written for the Academy and pieces written for the laity. Deuteronomy, the Deuteronomistic History, and Biblical Theology are particular foci for her. She is currently working on a commentary on Deuteronomy for Eerdman's Two Horizons series, and an undergraduate introduction to the Bible with Ben Witherington for Oxford University Press. A DVD-based lay curriculum designed around The Epic of Eden (InterVarsity Press) is due out soon. She has also written and spoken frequently on the interface between environmentalism and biblical theology. I am in the process of designing a cross-disciplinary course for undergraduates on the topic with her colleagues in the Biology department.

She is married to Steven Tsoukalas, also an academic with an expertise in Comparative Theology.She has "two perfect daughters", Noël and Elise.


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