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Anderson, South Carolina – Located in the vibrant city of Anderson, in the rapidly growing region of Upstate South Carolina you will find Anderson University, a selective, comprehensive Christian liberal arts university. It is there you will find Dr. Channing Crisler (CC ’96) working diligently as an Associate Professor in the institution’s ministry department, specifically regarding the New Testament.
This year, Dr. Crisler was selected as the university’s recipient of the Michael Boles Excellence in Teaching Award.
The Boles award is presented annually at Anderson University during May commencement to a faculty member whose character, teaching skills, and devotion to his or her students, as well as to his or her academic discipline, are judged to be exemplary. The award is sponsored by David and Claudia Boles in memory of their son, Michael Boles, who was a student at Anderson University. The recipient is selected by a committee of faculty and students.
You might not know it from his extensive educational history, but Dr. Crisler began his path to Anderson University (where he’s worked for 10 years as of 2021) at Central, graduating with his Associate’s Degree in 1996. In addition, Dr. Crisler has earned his Bachelor of Science from Hardin-Simmons University, his Master of Divinity from Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary, and his Doctor of Philosophy from Southern Baptist Theological Seminary.
As a teacher, Dr. Crisler sees his work as a service to students that can impact their lives in many different ways. He believes sound biblical interpretation is important for all careers, but especially for those aspiring to be pastors, missionaries, youth ministers, chaplains, professors, and the like. Among the classes he teaches at Anderson University include Greek, Jesus and the Gospels, The Life and Letters of Paul, Acts and The General Epistles, Revelation, and New Testament Theology.
Dr. Crisler has presented academic papers at conferences in North America and England. He has a number of published works, including:
Crisler, Channing. 2014. Locative language as theological abbreviation in Romans. The Anderson Journal of Christian Studies Fall-Winter issue: 6-21.
Crisler, Channing. 2013. I have decided to see the crucified Christ: the Pauline model for biblical theology. The Anderson Journal of Christian Studies Fall issue: 28-40.
Crisler, Channing. 2014. The Problem of Evil According to the Scriptures. Baptist Courier September 2.
ABOUT CENTRAL CHRISTIAN COLLEGE OF KANSAS
Central Christian College of Kansas is a regionally accredited institution offering undergraduate and graduate-level programs. Central strives to offer Christ-centered education for the whole person – heart, mind, soul, and strength. Its history dates back to 1884, and it is located in the friendly town of McPherson, Kansas. Central is a strategically small college that offers over forty areas of residential study and a thriving online program for non-traditional students. To learn more about Central go to centralchristian.edu/about. Visit the Foundation of Central Christian College to see what projects and events are coming up.