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AGTS professors co-edit collection of essays honoring noted Old Testament scholar

Published on Jun 8, 2022 by Erin Hedlun

SPRINGFIELD, Missouri – Dr. Meghan Musy and Dr. Rick Wadholm of Evangel University and the Assemblies of God Theological Seminary (AGTS) recently co-edited “Community: Biblical and Theological Reflections in Honor of August H. Konkel,” published by Pickwick Publishing (an imprint of Wipf and Stock).

“Community” is a collection of essays dedicated to the work of Old Testament scholar August H. “Gus” Konkel. The book engages Old and New Testament texts, biblical languages, manuscript traditions, Qumran texts, and theological conversations.

Konkel is a noted Canadian Mennonite Old Testament scholar and pastor. He currently serves as president emeritus of Providence University College and Theological Seminary and has published commentaries on Job, 1 and 2 Kings, and 1 and 2 Chronicles. The release of “Community” coincides with his 70th birthday.

“Gus is always concerned about the local church in his writings and teaching and has passed this passion along in all of his work,” Wadholm said.

“He’s a jovial, pastoral, and humble scholar and professor. He sight-translates Scripture from the original languages as he preaches and teaches and cares deeply about his students. Working with Gus has impacted my teaching, scholarly career, and faith,” Musy said.

Dr. Meghan Musy

About Dr. Meghan Musy

Musy serves as the director of competency-based theological education at AGTS and as an assistant professor of Old Testament.

After graduating summa cum laude with a bachelor’s degree from Evangel University in 2009, Musy earned an M.A. in Religious Studies at Missouri State University in 2012. She completed a Ph.D. in Christian Theology, with an emphasis on Old Testament, at McMaster Divinity College, and was awarded the Principal’s Medal upon graduation.

Musy’s most recent research interests include Psalms, Hebrew lyric poetry, and biblical ethics. She is an active member of several academic guilds, presenting and participating at their annual meetings.

Musy also serves as the Girls Ministries Director of the Potomac Ministry Network and enjoys serving at her local church in Springfield.

Dr. Rick Wadholm

About Dr. Rick Wadholm

Wadholm is an associate professor of Old Testament and assistant director of the Fast Track ministry program at Evangel University.

Wadholm earned a B.A. in Biblical Studies and Intercultural Studies from Trinity Bible College in Ellendale, North Dakota, an M.Div. in Theology and Old Testament at Providence Theological Seminary in Otterburne, Manitoba, and a Ph.D. in Pentecostal Studies and Old Testament at Bangor University, Wales.

Wadholm, an ordained minister with the Assemblies of God, has written and edited numerous books, journals, and articles. He lives with his family in Republic, MO.


About AGTS & Evangel University

AGTS serves the larger Pentecostal and evangelical traditions with 21st century leadership for the Church and its mission. AGTS is accredited by The Association of Theological Schools and The Higher Learning Commission. AGTS is the embedded seminary of Evangel University, the national school of the Assemblies of God.