- Associate Professor of Systematic Theology
- Director of D.Min. Program
Dr. Gifford Grobien joined the faculty of Concordia Theological Seminary (CTSFW), Fort Wayne, Indiana, in 2012 as assistant professor of Systematic Theology and director of the D.Min. Program. In 2018, the Board of Regents granted him tenure and advanced him to the rank of associate professor of Systematic Theology.
Prior to serving at CTSFW, he was postdoctoral teaching scholar in the Department of Theology at the University of Notre Dame. He earned his Ph.D. in Moral Theology from Notre Dame in 2011, defending the dissertation, “Be Transformed by the Renewing of Your Minds: Christian Worship as the Root of Righteousness and Ethical Formation.” His research interests include the relationship between soteriology, worship and ethics, virtue, the natural law, the proper distinction between Law and Gospel, theological anthropology and some topics in sacramental and liturgical studies. He earned his M.Div. in Exegetical Theology from CTSFW in 2005.
Recent publications include, “The Christian Voice in the Civil Realm,” Concordia Theological Quarterly 78, no. 3-4 (2014), “Marriage and So-Called Civil Unions in Light of Natural Law.” Concordia Theological Quarterly 77, no. 3-4 (2013), and “Righteousness, Mystical Union, and Moral Formation in Christian Worship.” Concordia Theological Quarterly 77, no. 1-2 (2013).
Dr. Grobien served as assistant pastor of Emmaus Evangelical Lutheran Church, South Bend, Indiana, from 2006-2012. Prior to attending seminary, he was a Surface Warfare Officer in the U.S. Navy (1995-2000). He earned his B.S. in Foreign Service from Georgetown University in 1995.
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