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Dr. Steven D. Mason

 

Associate Provost & Dean of Faculty
Associate Professor of Old Testament

E-mail: StevenMason@letu.edu
Phone: (903) 233-3200

 

Steven Mason joined LeTourneau University in 2006 after spending four years in St. Andrews, Scotland, pursuing a Ph.D. in Old Testament Studies. He and his wife, Bonnie, both graduated from Dallas Theological Seminary, have three children (Caroline, William and Christopher), and enjoy conducting marriage preparation courses for engaged couples. While in Dallas, he served on Young Life staff and coached athletics at Providence Christian School of Texas. Steven is passionate about Christian education and discipleship on LeTourneau’s campus as well as committed engagement with the church and academy. He is also an avid San Antonio Spurs fan and is serious about his fantasy football.
 

Courses Taught:

  • Pentateuch, Poetical Books, Pre-Exilic Prophets, Exilic and Post-Exilic Prophets, Biblical Covenants, Biblical Hebrew I and II, Romans, Biblical Foundations, Catholic Epistles, Advanced Hermeneutics, Biblical Worldview  

Education:

  • Ph.D., University of St. Andrews, Scotland (2006).  Old Testament Studies.  Dissertation: “The Contours of an Elusive Phrase: Berit Olam and Some Contributions to Covenant Theology in the Pentateuch”
  • Th.M., Dallas Theological Seminary (2002).  Concentration: New Testament
  • B.B.A, Baylor University (1998). Major: Finance

Publications and Presentations:

Books:
  • Covenant in the Old Testament: God and Humanity in Dynamic Relationship (Grand Rapids, MI: Baker Academic, forthcoming)
  • Isaiah's Covenant at the Crossroads: An Exegetical and Theological Analysis of Covenant in Isaiah (Eugene, OR: Wipf & Stock Publishers, forthcoming)
  • Eternal Covenant in the Pentateuch: The Contours of an Elusive Phrase (Library of Hebrew Bible/Old Testament Studies. 494. New York: T&T Clark/Continuum, 2008).
Journal Articles:
  • "Wielding a Machete with a Handle: The Discrete Witness of Isaiah 61 For Holistic Christian Mission." Missiology: An International Review Vol. XL, no.3 (2012): 293-313.
  • “Richard C. Chewning: Model and Mentor of Business and Faith Integration.” Journal of Biblical Integration in Business 12 (2009): 64-72.
  • “Another Flood? Genesis 9 and Isaiah’s Broken Eternal Covenant” Journal for the Study of the Old Testament 32 (2007): 177-97.
Essays:
  • “The Theology of Work in Ezekiel” in edited volume entitled Theology of Work in the Bible (published by Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary). http://www.theologyofwork.com/
  • Understanding Holistic Christian Mission, Part I of the essay Holistic Christian Mission and an Old Testament Paradigm: L.E.G.S. and LeTourneau University’s Call to a Servant’s Work. Published on the LEGS website.  http://www.legsresearch.org/
  • “Isaiah 61 in Context as a an Old Testament Paradigm for Holistic Christian Mission,” Part II of the essay Holistic Christian Mission and an Old Testament Paradigm: L.E.G.S. and LeTourneau University’s Call to a Servant’s Work. Published on the LEGS website.  http://www.legsresearch.org/  
Dictionary Articles:
  • “Pentateuch” and “The Book of the Twelve” in The Baker Illustrated Bible Dictionary, (ed. Tremper Longman III; Grand Rapids, MI: Baker Books, 2013).
  • Thirty-two Old Testament articles for Abingdon Press’ new multi-volume New Interpreter’s Dictionary of the Bible, (2006-9).
Reviews:
  • Several book reviews published in the journals such as Review of Biblical Literature, Ashland Theological Journal, Themelios, and Scottish Bulletin of Evangelical Theology.

Conference Presentations:

  • "Isaiah’s Wisdom-Theodicy: Chapter 33 and Keeping Covenant in Zion,” Society of Biblical Literature Annual Meeting, San Francisco, CA, November 2011.
  • “The Eternal Covenant in Trito-Isaiah: A Conditional and Concentric Call upon the Servants of the Servant,” Society of Biblical Literature Annual Meeting, New Orleans, Louisiana, November 2009.
  • “Ezekiel Actually Has Something To Say: An Old Prophet’s Insights on a Christian’s Call to the Workplace,” International Institute for Christian Studies Annual Meeting, Kansas City, Missouri, July 2009.
  • “Richard C. Chewning: Model & Mentor of Business and Faith Integration,” International Institute for Christian Studies Annual Meeting, Kansas City, Missouri, July 2009.
  • “Isaiah 24 and the Conditional Noachic Eternal Covenant,” Evangelical Theological Society National Meeting, Valley Forge, Pennsylvania, November 2005.
  • “Servants Called to Righteousness: 1 Peter’s Isaianic Message,” Evangelical Theological Society National Meeting, San Antonio, Texas, November 2004
  • “Servants Called to Righteousness: 1 Peter’s Isaianic Message,” The Annual Seminar on the Use of the Old Testament in the New Testament, April 1-3rd 2004, St. Deiniol’s Library, Hawarden, Flintshire, NorthWales CH5 3DF. 
 

Memberships:

  • Society of Biblical Literature
  • Institute for Biblical Research
  • Evangelical Theological Society

Personal Statement:

“My wife and I are delighted to have been called to serve LeTourneau University, an institution which unites academic excellence and spiritual formation within a distinctly Christian environment. As a student I greatly benefited from personal relationships with professors who shared their lives with me and quickly became spiritual mentors and models of the Christian faith. These individuals not only instilled biblical knowledge, but also biblical wisdom. I hope to do the same for my students, and in turn, be mutually strengthened in our walks and encouraged towards love and good deeds.”

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