Biography of Thomas Toews

Picture of Dr. Thomas Toews
Full Title: Associate Professor of Religion
Building: Dick Building
Room Number: 412-E
Email: totoews [at] ucollege.edu
Work Phone: 2097
Departments: Division of Religion - 402.486.2526
Job Description:

Teach Theology, Old Testament and Biblical Languages classes for the Religion Division.

Academic Background

 Ph.D. in Historical Theology - Andrews University

M.Div. - Andrews University

B.A. in Theology - Pacific Union College

Campus & Community Involvement:

On campus, Dr. Toews is the Ministries Club sponsor. He is also a member of the Piedmont Park Seventh-day Adventist church where he serves as the head elder.

Professional Background:

Dr. Toews joined the Religion Division Faculty in 2011. Prior to teaching, he did pastoral work in Wyoming and California.

Publications:

Toews, Thomas. “Fanaticism.” The Ellen G. White Encyclopedia. Hagerstown, MD: Review and Herald Publishing Association, 2013. 818-819.

Toews, Thomas. “Pantheism.” The Ellen G. White Encyclopedia. Hagerstown, MD: Review and Herald Publishing Association, 2013. 1018-1019.

Toews, Thomas. “Sanctification.” The Ellen G. White Encyclopedia. Hagerstown, MD: Review and Herald Publishing Association, 2013. 1128-1130.

Presentations:

Wyoming Elder’s Training. “The Elder as Theologian.” Rocky Mountain Conference, Casper, WY. 2010.

Discover Prophecy Evangelism Meetings, Cheyenne Seventh-day Adventist Church,  April-May, 2010.

Discover Prophecy Evangelism Meetings, Laramie Seventh-day Adventist Church,  September-October,  2010.

Honors/Recognition/Grants:

2015 Library Teacher of the Year - Union College

Research Interests:

Philosophy of mind

Theological anthropology

 

Speaker's Bureau:

Dr. Toews is available to speak on topics related to Adventist theology.

Personal Information:

Thomas Toews is associate professor of religion at Union College where he has taught for the last five years. He received his undergraduate degree from Pacific Union College, and an MDiv and a PhD in Historical Theology from Andrews University. He teaches a variety of classes in the areas of theology and Old Testament but he most enjoys encouraging students to think like an Adventist.  He wrote several articles for the recently published Ellen White Encyclopedia (2013) and is currently writing a book on Christian doctrines for use in Adventist colleges. With experience both in the classroom and as an ordained minister, he enjoys bringing Adventist theology alive to both new believers and seasoned Christians. Tom and his wife, Lena, along with their two boys, reside in Lincoln, Nebraska.