This is the personal webpage for Dennis Ingolfsland. The links above are to selected articles, essays, publications and blog posts written by Dennis. If you're having trouble sleeping, read on.
Dennis Ingolfsland is the Director of Library Services and a (full-tenured) Professor of Bible at Crown College. He teaches New Testament History in the undergrad program and Jesus and Apologetics in the grad program. He is also the pastor of ValleyView Baptist Church in Shakopee.
Dennis is happily married to Sheila who has a degree in management and ethics from Crown College and takes care of a grand daughter with Down Syndrome full time. They have been married for 39 years and have three children and seven grandchildren.
Dennis has published two books (I Pledge Allegiance to the King, and The Least of the Apostles) about 40 articles, 70-some book reviews, a dozen scholarly conference papers, over 4,000 "posts" on his Recliner Commentaries blog, and has an insatiable interest in almost everything.
His travels have taken him through almost every state in the lower 48, and as well as to numerous countries including, Mexico, Canada, England, Germany, Israel, Egypt, Jordan, Turkey, Greece, and even Iran.
Before entering the academic world, Dennis served in the United States Air Force as a crew chief on the C-5 Galaxy and as an aircrew debriefer. Before that he worked on a large dairy farm. He has also worked on several part time jobs including work at a farm supply store, a pizza restaurant, and for a guy who cleaned homes and offices professionally.
Dennis has been a youth pastor, and interim pastor, and has served on numerous church boards. He loves Jesus Christ more than he loves to live.
D. Phil. Oxford Graduate School (1999): Religion and Society with specialization in Jesus’ studies. Oxford Graduate School is a private graduate school in Tennessee with friendly, though unofficial, ties to Oxford University in England. Reading, research and seminars at Oxford University in England are a required part of the doctoral program.
M.A. - Fuller Theological Seminary (1990): Theological Studies
A two-year program with course work in Biblical and Theological studies.
M.A.L.S. - University of Missouri – Columbia (1984): Library Science
Course work in management, computerization, collection development, cataloging, reference, social sciences and humanities.
B.A. - Calvary Bible College (1983): Kansas City, MO
Double Major: Biblical Languages and Bible/Theology