TH533-DL From Africa to Anatolia: Mothers and Fathers of the Church
October 13 – Preaching at chapel, Wheaton College, Wheaton, IL
October 22 – Preaching on Sola Scriptura in commemoration of the 500th Anniversary of the Reformation, Calvary Reformed Church, Holland, MI
November 18-21 – Panel Member at session on Monogenes in Early and Late-Antique Christian Theology, Society of Biblical Literature annual meeting, Boston, MA.
March 23-24 – Colloquium on “Creation and the Problem of Evil,” sponsored by the Chicago Theological Initiative, Wheaton College, Wheaton, IL
April 5-6 – Speaking on “Marilynne Robinson and Augustinian Thought” at Wheaton College Theology Conference. Keynote speaker: Marilynne Robinson; other speakers include Rowan Williams and Lauren Winner. To sign up to attend, click here.
Han-luen Kantzer Komline
Assistant Professor of Church History and Theology
Han-luen Kantzer Komline came to Western Theological Seminary as a faculty fellow for the academic year 2014-2015, during which she taught church history while completing her dissertation in the theology department of the University of Notre Dame. Beginning in July of 2015, she began serving as Assistant Professor of Church History and Theology at Western, teaching a combination of church history and systematic theology courses. In the fall of 2015 she also began a two-year appointment as a Postdoctoral Fellow of the Louisville Institute, which aims to equip a generation of theological educators for faithful and integrated service to the church and the academy.
Dr. Kantzer Komline enjoys running in beautiful Holland, reading the New Yorker, listening to classical music and learning foreign languages. Teaching English for a year at Yantai University upon her graduation from Wheaton College gave her an opportunity to reconnect with her Chinese roots. After completing her M.Div. from Princeton Theological Seminary, she studied at the University of Tübingen in Germany on a Fulbright fellowship. In the academic year 2013-2014 she returned to Germany, living in an ecumenical community at the foot of the castle in Heidelberg. She has also lived for short periods in Berlin, Paris and Siena. Intercultural exchange is one of her passions.
“I see my vocation at Western Theological Seminary as Elizabethan. The biblical character Elizabeth was the mother of John the Baptist. She raised up a herald of the kingdom of heaven. My task is to nurture and raise up women and men who will lead the church in mission by doing what John the Baptist did, joyfully welcoming and proclaiming the coming of Christ.”