Faculty

Kobayashi, Takanori
Takanori Kobayashi

Takanori Kobayashi
Professor, President

Specialization: New Testament Studies

Course Titles:
Gospels, Biblical Theology, New Testament Exegesis, Epistles

Education:
Tokyo University of Foreign Studies (B.A.); Tokyo Christian Theological Seminary; Calvin Theological Seminary (Th.M.); St. Mary’s College, the University of St. Andrews (Ph.D.)

Church Affiliation: Presbyterian Church in Japan

Titles of Books and Academic Articles:


Dr. Franklin
Stephen T. Franklin

Stephen T. Franklin
Special Professor

Specialization: Theology and Philosophy

Course Titles:
Survey of Christian Doctrine, Systematic Theology, History and Theology of the Reformation and Evangelicalism, Evangelicalism in its Historical, Philosophical, and Theological Contexts, Historical Introduction to Western Philosophy

Education:
North Park College (B.A.); The University of Chicago, Division of the Humanities (M.A. Philosophy); The University of Chicago, Divinity School (M.A. Christian Theology), The University of Chicago, Joint Program in Theology and Philosophy (Ph.D.)

Church Affiliation: Ordained, Evangelical Covenant Church of America; Attending, College Church of the Nazarene.

Titles of Books and Academic Articles:
That Is A Good Education: A Whiteheadian Vision in Education and Mission. Edited by Gnanakan, Ken; Daniel, Sam; and Jonathan Lembright. Bangalore, India: International Council for Higher Education, 2007: 96-118.


Inagaki, Hisakazu
Hisakazu Inagaki

Hisakazu Inagaki
Professor, Head of Kyoritsu Christian Institute

Specialization Christian Philosophy, Public Philosophy

Course Titles:
Christian Philosophy Survey, Science and Religion, Religious Philosophy, Religion and Public Philosophy

Education:
Saitama University (B.Sc.); Tokyo Metropolitan University (D.Sc.)
Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam Scholar, Visiting Professor

Church Affiliation: Tokyo Oncho Church, The Reformed Church in Japan

Titles of Books and Academic Articles:


Ito, Akio
Akio Ito

Akio Ito
Professor, Dean of Student Affairs

Specialization: New Testament Studies 

Course Titles:
New Testament Survey, New Testament Studies, Introduction to New Testament, Gospel Studies, Reading Greek etc.

Education: Tokyo University (B.Lit.); Tokyo Christian Theological Seminary; Wycliffe Hall (Oxford) (Ph.D.)

Church Affiliation: Nerima Baptist Church, Baptist General Conference Japan (Regou)

Titles of Books and Academic Articles:


Mieko Iwata
Mieko Iwata

Mieko Iwata 
Associate Professor

Specialization: Christian Ethics, Christian Worldview

Course Titles:
Christian Worldview, Japanese Religion and Philosophy

Education:
Tokyo Christian University (BA); Tokyo Christian Theological Seminary; Calvin Theological Seminary (Th.M)

Church Affiliation: Christian Reformed Church

Titles of Books and Academic Articles:


Yoshiyuki Kato
Yoshiyuki Kato

Yoshiyuki Kato
Assistant Professor

Specialization: History of Christianity, Philosophy of Religion

Course Titles:

Church History, History of Western Civilization

Education:
University of North Texas (BA), Westerminter Theological Seminary (Th.M, MA), Princeton Theological Seminary History Department (Ph.D)

Church Affiliation: Nisshin Christ Church, Presbyterian Church in Japan

Titles of Books and Academic Articles:


Kiuchi, Nobuyoshi
Nobuyoshi Kiuchi

Nobuyoshi Kiuchi
Professor

Specialization: Old Testament

Course Titles: Pentateuch, Hebrew, Old Testament Studies

Education:
Tokyo University of Foreign Studies (BA); Tokyo Christian Theological Seminary; The Council for National Academic Awards (The College of St. Paul and St. Mary (Cheltenham) and Oxford Centre for Postgraduate Hebrew Studies) (Ph.D.)

Church Affiliation: Fuchu-Nishihara Kirisuto Kyoukai, Presbyterian Church in Japan

Titles of Books and Academic Articles:


Dr. Kurasawa
Masanori Kurasawa

Masanori Kurasawa
Professor

Specialization: Missiology

Course Titles:
Missiology, Evangelism

Education:
Chuo University (BA); Tokyo Christian Theological Seminary; Fuller Theological Seminary (Th.M.); Fuller Theological Seminary (D.Miss.)

Church Affiliation: Shonan Christ Church, Japan Alliance Christ Church

Titles of Books and Academic Articles:
 


Okamura, Naoki
Masanori Kurasawa

Naoki Okamura 
Professor, Dean of Academic Affairs

Specialization:
Phenomenological Research Methods, Religious Education, Practical Theology

Course Titles:
Contemporary Theology, Systematic Theology, Theology and Practice of Youth Ministry, Developmental Psychology of Elderly

Education:
Columbia International University, Christian Theology (B.A.); Trinity Evangelical Divinity School, Christian Philosophy (M.A.); Claremont Graduate School of Theology, Religious Education (Ph.D.)
Visiting Scholar, Claremont School of Theology

Church Affiliation: Yokosuka Chuo Church, Japan Domei

Titles of Books and Academic Articles:


Joseph W. Poulshock
Joseph W. Poulshock

Joseph W. Poulshock
Professor, Director of English Language Education

Specialization: English Linguistics and Intercultural Communication.

Course Titles:
Linguistics, ESL, Expository Writing, Philosophy of Music, Science and Religion.

Education:
Pacific Lutheran University (B.A., Spanish); Biola University (M.A., TESOL); University of Edinburgh (PhD, Linguistics).

Church Affiliation: Saint Paul’s Lutheran Church, Tokyo.

Titles of Books and Academic Articles: Listed Online.


Motoaki Shinohara
Motoaki Shinohara

Motoaki Shinohara
Assistant Professor, Men’s Dormitory Director

Specialization: Missiology

Course Titles:
Global Christianity, Intercultural Communication

Education:
Tokyo Christian University (BA), Calvin Theological Seminary (Th.M), Trinity Evangelical Divinity School (Ph.D)

Church Affiliation: Tatebayashi Christ Church, Fukuin Dendo Kyodan

Titles of Books and Academic Articles:


J. Randall Short
J. Randall Short

J. Randall Short 
Professor

Specialization: Old Testament Languages, Literature, and History of Interpretation

Course Titles:
Old Testament Survey; The Pentateuch; The Prophets; The Writings; Elementary Hebrew

Education:
University of Alabama (B.A.); Tokyo Christian Theological Seminary; Harvard University Divinity School (M.T.S., Th.D.)

Church Affiliation: Sakura Ojidai Chapel, Presbyterian Church in Japan

Titles of Books and Academic Articles:


Sugitani, Noyuri
Noyuri Sugitani

Noyuri Sugitani
Associate Professor, Director of Student Counseling Service

Specialization: Educational psychology, Religious education

Course Titles:
Christian Education, Psychology, Social welfare, General Christianity

Education:
Northwest Nazarene College (Church Music) (B.A.); Nazarene Theological University (Religious Education) (M.A.); University of Missouri-Kansas City (Educational Research and Psychology) (M.A); Seattle Pacific University Doctoral Degree (Currently enrolled)

Church Affiliation: Shouwa-machi Church of the Nazarene, Church of the Nazarene

Titles of Books and Academic Articles:


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David S. Sytsma

David S. Sytsma
Assistant Professor

Specialization: History of Christianity

Course Titles:
Church History, Historical Introduction to Western Philosophy, Rhetoric: Theory and History, History and Theology of the Reformation and Evangelicalism

Education:
Calvin College (B.A.), Calvin Theological Seminary (M.T.S., Th.M.), Princeton Theological Seminary (Ph.D., History of Christianity)

Church Affiliation: Beckwith Hills Christian Reformed Church

Titles of Books and Academic Articles:


Yamato, Shohei
Shohei Yamato

Shohei Yamato 
Professor, Provost

Specialization: Buddhist Studies, Practical Theology

Course Titles
History of Japanese Arts and Aesthetics, Eastern Thought, Japanese Thought, Introduction to Practical Theology, Seminar in Preaching

Education:
Kansai University (B.A.); Tokyo Christian Theological Seminary; Bukkyo University (M.A.)

Church Affiliation: Kyoto Bible Church, Japan Gospel Fellowship

Titles of Books and Academic Articles:


Yanagisawa, Miwako
Miwako Yanagisawa

Miwako Yanagisawa
Associate Professor

Specialization:
Sociolinguistics (discourse analysis, language socialization), applied linguistics (language teaching), Japanese pedagogy

Course Titles: Japanese Language (ACTS-es)

Education:
Waseda University (B.A. in English literature); Waseda University (MA in English linguistics); Georgetown University (MS in applied linguistics); University of Hawai’I (Ph.D.)

Church Affiliation: Tokyo Musashino Evangelical Free Church, Evangelical Free Church of Japan,

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