Trevor Bechtel's CV

Trevor Bechtel
Associate Professor of Religion

Born:    17 October 1968
Married:  1994, to Susan Hunsberger
Church Membership: Chicago Community Mennonite Church

Education
Loyola University Chicago, 1995 – present, M.A., 1999
Associated Mennonite Biblical Seminaries, Two Intensive Courses, 1995-97
University of Manitoba, 1989 – 93, B.A., 1993
Canadian Mennonite Bible College, 1989 – 91, B.Th., 1991
Conrad Grebel College, Urban and Regional Planning Studies, 1987 – 89

Academic Positions
Bluffton University, Assistant Professor, 2004 – present
Seabury-Western Theological Seminary, Visiting Instructor, 2002 – 04
Loyola University Chicago, Assistant Dean, 1998-2002

Ecclesial Positions
Charleswood Mennonite Church, Associate Pastor, 1991-93

Courses Offered
Introduction to Biblical Literature
Christian Ethics
Historical and Theological Studies
Exegetical Studies
Christian Values

Awards and Grants
Graduate School Assistantship, Loyola University, 1997 – 98
George E. Schroeder Memorial Award, Conrad Grebel College, 1988 – 89
$18,800 for experimental teaching, learning, and publishing via digital media (visit disseminary.org)

Publications: Articles
Review of The Mediated Spirit, by Peter Horsfield. Teaching Theology and Religion, Volume 7, Issue 2 (April 2004): p.118.

"How to Eat your Bible: Performance and Understanding for Mennonites", Conrad Grebel Review, Volume 21, Issue 2 (Spring 2003): p.81 – 87.

"Performing the Self in the Image of its Creator", Anabaptist Visions for the New Millenium: A Search for Identity: Proceedings of the Symposium at Bethel College, Newton, Kansas, June 15-18, 2000. edited by Dale Schrag and James Juhnke, 95-99. Kitchener: Pandora Press, 2000.

With James F. Caccamo, "The Crucified Christ and Cruciform Quilts: The Visual Arts and Meaning in Christian Worship and Daily Life."  in the Proceedings of the 1999 National Conference on Liberal Arts and the Education of Artists Held in New York, October 22, 1999, 278-287. New York: School of the Visual Arts, 1999.

Review of Creation at Risk?: Religion, Science, and Environmentalism,   Edited by Michael Cromartie. The Mennonite, Volume 111, Issue 22 (November 26, 1996): 23.

With James F. Caccamo and Martin K. Foys, "Computer-Based Approaches to the Instruction and Experience of Art."  in the Proceedings of the 1996 National Conference on Liberal Arts and the Education of Artists Held in New York, October 17, 1996, 54-61. New York: School of the Visual Arts, 1996.

Review of With Roots and Wings: Christianity in an Age of Ecology and Dialogue, by Jay B. McDaniel. The Mennonite Volume 110, Issue 23 (December 12, 1995): 22.

"What Can the Church Say to Generation X", The Mennonite Reporter, Volume 23, Number 9, (May 3, 1993), 8.

Presentations
With A.K.M. Adam, "Swimming with the Web" Presented at Bread for the Journey, Seabury-Western Theological Seminary, October 8, 2003

"The Body of Heaven, The Blog of Christ: Performance, Embodiment, Virtuality" Presented at the Digital Genres Conference: Semiotic Technologies for a New Millennium. University of Chicago, May 30-31, 2003

"How to Eat your Bible: Performance and Understanding for Mennonites", Presented at the Toronto Mennonite Theological Centre Graduate Student Conference: Issues in the Future of Anabaptist-Mennonite Scholarship. Toronto Mennonite Theological Centre, November 22, 2002.

With James B. Lemler, "Worship and Technology" Presented at Bread for the Journey, Seabury-Western Theological Seminary, October 30, 2002

"Pilgrim Marpeck the Performer: A Post-Modern Perusal of 16th Century Anabaptist Life and Thought", Presented at the conference, Pilgram Marpeck: From Strassburg to New York City.  June 7 & 8, 2002

"Performance as a Rubric for the Christian Life: Polanyian Commitment, Ricoeurian Appropriation and rainer maria", Presented at the Polanyi Society Conference: Polanyi's Post-Critical Thought and the Rebirth of Meaning. Loyola University Chicago, June 9, 2001.

With Michelle Clifton-Soderstrom, "Performance in Theological Discussions", Presented at the Third Annual Graduate Student Colloquium, Methodological Pluralism: Conducting Research from a Variety of Perspectives:, Loyola University Chicago, April 9, 1999.

With Philip Nyden and Lin Von Dreele, "The Loyola Center for Urban Research and Learning: Institutionalizing the Community/University Partnership Model", Presented at Heartland II: Jesuit Higher Education in the Heartland. St. Louis University, May 21, 1997.

"Building Linkages to the Community Through Externally Funded Consortiums", Presented at Heartland II: Jesuit Higher Education in the Heartland. St. Louis University, May 20, 1997.

"The Analogy Between the Implicit Foundational Ethics of the Information Revolution and Relational Feminism", Presented at Computer Ethics and Moral Theologies: A conference co-sponsored by the Computer Ethics Institute, Washington Theological Consortium and Virginia Theological Seminary. Virginia Theological Seminary, Alexandria, VA, March 7, 1996.