Welcoming Rev. Dr. Edwin van Driel
On Sunday, September 19, the Reverend Dr. Edwin Chr. van Driel will preach during the service of worship at 11:00 a.m.
The Reverend Dr. van Driel occupies the Directors’ Bicentennial Chair in Theology at Pittsburgh Theological Seminary. He teaches mainly in Christology, ecclesiology, and the interaction between Biblical studies and theology. The Reverend Dr. van Driel is deeply invested in helping the Church think about its existence and calling as it moves into an increasingly post-Christian world.
An ordained Minister of Word and Sacrament in the Presbyterian Church (USA), Dr. van Driel served on the Church’s committee that produced the denomination’s new hymnal, Glory to God. He was the primary writer of the committee’s “Theological Vision Statement” and “A Statement on Language,” and also served on the Editorial Advisory Board of the Book of Common Worship. Dr. van Driel is also involved with the PC(USA)’s 1001 New Worshiping Communities and serves as an advisor to the seminary’s Church Planting Initiative. He is a member of the International Research Consortium, which researches missional congregations.
Dr. van Driel is the author of Incarnation Anyway: Arguments for Supralapsarian Christology (Oxford University Press, 2008) and Rethinking Paul: Protestant Theology and Pauline Exegesis (Cambridge University Press, 2021). His work has been published in academic journals and in popular magazines such as Christian Century, Call to Worship, and The Presbyterian Outlook.
Edwin earned a Bachelor of Divinity in theology, a Master of Divinity, and a Master of Philosophy from Utrecht University; as well as a Master of Arts, a Master of Philosophy, and a Ph.D. in religious studies from Yale University.
We give thanks that Rev. Dr. van Driel will proclaim God’s Word among us in September. Please join us in welcoming him as he returns to Shadyside’s pulpit. To connect remotely, visit the live worship webcast page of the church website.