Jason Lief '96 Associate Professor of Religion

JasonLief '96

Education:
Ph.D., Luther Seminary
M.A., Wheaton College Graduate School
B.A., Northwestern College

712-707-7027
jason.lief@nwciowa.edu
VPH 115

Dr. Jason Lief teaches courses in Christian education and youth ministry. A Northwestern College graduate, he served as the chaplain for Pella (Iowa) Christian High School while earning a master’s degree in theology from Wheaton College Graduate School. He also completed a doctorate in practical theology from Luther Seminary. He previously taught theology and youth ministry at Dordt College for 10 years. Dr. Lief is the author of “Poetic Youth Ministry: Loving Young People by Learning to Let Them Go” and "Christianity and Heavy Metal as Impure Sacred Within the Secular West: Transgressing the Sacred.”

REL150 - Christian Story I: Biblical Tradition

REL250 - Christian Story II: Theological Tradition

Christianity and Heavy Metal as Impure Sacred Within the Secular West: Transgressing the Sacred. Lexington Books. 2017

Poetic Youth Ministry: Loving Young People by Learning to Let them Go. Cascade Books. 2015

“Eschatology, Creation, and Practical Reason: A Reformational Interpretation of the Two Kingdoms Perspective.” Kingdoms Apart: Engaging the Two Kingdom's Perspective. (P&R Press, October 2012)

“Some Kind of Monstrosity: What Youth Ministry can Learn from Heavy Metal” Journal of Youth and Theology (Spring 2014)

“Challenging the Objectivist Paradigm: Teaching Biblical Theology with J.R.R. Tolkien, C.S. Lewis, and Guillermo del Toro” Teaching Theology and Religion (October 2009)

“Cultivating a ‘Religionless’ Social Imaginary: Youth Ministry in a Secular Age," International Association for the Study of Youth Ministry Conference London, Englandm January, 2015

Associate Professor of Theology and Youth Ministry, Dordt College

High School Chaplain, Pella Christian High School, Pella, IA

Association of Youth Ministry Educators

International Association for the Study of Youth Ministry

American Academy of Religion

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