George C. Heider, Associate Professor of Theology
Chair, Department of Theology
College of Arts and Sciences - Room 308
After nearly twenty years devoted to senior academic administration, I have turned my attention in the past nine years at Valpo to re-engagement with the vocation of teacher/scholar. I find that my interests have broadened from the technical scholarly issues that one focuses on early in one’s academic career to broader matters, such as the application of biblical scholarship to the life of the church and meaningful conversation among people of various religious traditions and convictions. Nevertheless, I retain a particular passion for the canonical Scriptures of the Old Testament and find especial satisfaction in introducing students to the “old story” and, in the words of one of my own teachers, in turning their texts like a jewel, until they shine with particular brilliance.
Somewhere on the border between pastoral vocation and avocation, I retain a special interest in worship leadership and preaching and engage regularly in both, both on campus and off.
B.A. - Concordia Senior College (Ft. Wayne, IN) 1975
Biblical Studies and Hebrew Language