Assistant Professor, Biblical Studies and Christian Ministry
Hometown: Pocatello, ID
Education: B.A., California State University; M.A., Simon Greenleaf University; M.Div. and Ph.D., Fuller Theological Seminary
Areas of Expertise or Research: Revitalizing theology in relation to hermeneutics, ethics, method, convictions, and practices
Awards/Distinctions: He received an Outstanding Instructor Award (Santa Ana College Adult Education, 2004) and conducted a course that earned the National Online Course of the Year Award (presented by the Association of Christian Continuing Education Schools and Seminaries, 2003).
Throughout history Christians have sought greater understanding and practice of their faith, including deeper relationship with God and others, along with better ways of being and doing in culture. Helping students develop faithful, thoughtful, meaningful, and ethical lives—centered in our triune God (Father, Son, and Spirit)—expresses my calling and why I teach at Regent University.
Steven B. Sherman joined the Biblical Studies and Christian Ministry Department at Regent University in 2009. He earned his Ph.D in Philosophical Theology at Fuller Theological Seminary (Pasadena, CA). Professor Sherman has taught at Evangelische Theologische Faculteit (Leuven, Belgium), Azusa Pacific University (Azusa, CA), University of Findlay, (Findlay, OH), Santa Ana College (Santa Ana, CA) and Fuller Theological Seminary (Pasadena, CA). His areas of specialization are theology, ethics, worldviews, hermeneutics, epistemology, apologetics, philosophy of religion, and history of philosophy. He is a member of numerous professional societies including AAR, SBL, SCP, CCC, ETS, and WTS. His first book Revitalizing Theological Epistemology: Holistic Evangelical Approaches to the Knowledge of God was published in 2008 by Pickwick Publications. He is currently working on a forthcoming book entitled Revitalizing Theological Hermeneutics to be published by Wipf & Stock in 2011/12. Dr. Sherman is also a licensed minister with the Evangelical Covenant Church.
The Sherman's moved to Chesapeake, VA from southern California: Steve, his wife Lynn, and two teenage children. As a family, they enjoy watching and critiquing films and American Idol together. Dr. Sherman personally enjoys reading; ideas; motivational teaching; redemptive films; jazz, classical, and various other musical genres; statistics; good health; great coffee; and being outdoors.