Written by Charles Zimmerman
Friday, 23 November 2012 00:00
Where have they gone & where are they now?
In our Faculty Updates, we have moved from Biblical’s founding faculty to former faculty. Since I was in the groove of contacting people that have taught at Biblical, I thought I would just keep going and see what some of the long-term faculty members are doing these days.
This post updates us on Robert Peterson.
Taking a class with Dr. Peterson was always an intense investigation into the Scripture, complete with original language analysis, theological reflection and practical outcomes and application.
Robert took me under his wing when I started teaching at Biblical and helped me get acclimated to the strange world of seminary instruction. He helped me prepare syllabi, organize lectures, create assignments; he also corrected my grammar and throttled me regularly at tennis and racquetball. It is hard to believe that he left Biblical over 20 years ago.
What years did you teach at Biblical?
I taught at Biblical for ten wonderful years, from 1980-1990. I enjoyed so much becoming a colleague of my former professors and then working with younger profs too.
What have you been doing since then?
Since then I have served as professor of systematic theology at Covenant Theological Seminary in St. Louis, MO. In the past fifteen years the Lord has blessed a ministry of writing and editing. To mention one book—Salvation Accomplished by the Son, the Work of Christ (Crossway) is my latest. I edit Explorations in Biblical Theology for P&R and co-edit Theology in Community for Crossway.
Tell a favorite memory from your Biblical days.
My favorite memories revolve around the people—administration, faculty, and students. It is hard to choose but I remember laughing many times, both as a student and later as a prof at Tom Taylor’s antics.
Charles Zimmerman is the Thomas V. Taylor Professor of Practical Theology. He also serves as Teaching Pastor at Calvary Church in Souderton. He is married to Kim and they have two daughters, Ashley and Megan. See alsohttp://biblical.edu/index.php/charles-zimmerman