Joel David Houston Author of Evaluating Organization Development

Joel David Houston

Assistant Professor of Theology
Briercrest College and Seminary

Assistant Professor of Theology at Briercrest College and Seminary. Instructing in systematic and historical theology at both the undergraduate and graduate (seminary) level.

Subjects: Religion


I view the profession of an instructor in a confessional setting as one that constitutes a unique blend of vocations: teacher, scholar, and pastor. I believe that the entire undertaking of teaching is one that is to be marked with a sense of joyful discovery. Like the one who unearths the pearl of great price (Mt. 13:45-46), our encounter with the revelation of God in Christ will naturally lead to a transformed life. Success, for me as an instructor, is when students show evidence of developing and maintaining a sustained, critical reflection on the integration of orthodoxy and orthopraxy. When they, and I, can consider what the Lord has done and say with the Psalmist, “it is marvelous in our eyes” (Ps. 118:23).

I spent much of my formative years across the provinces that constitute western Canada, and so feel very much at home living and teaching in Caronport. My vocational journey has taken a number of turns. Before settling into my role as an educator, I spent a number of years working with people with disabilities in both Vancouver and Calgary.

Areas of Research / Professional Expertise

    Methodism, British Evangelicalism, Wesley Studies, Reformed thought and theology

Personal Interests

    When not teaching, reading, or writing, I enjoy running, cycling, music (playing and listening) and discovering more about the wonderful world of watches.


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