Celebrity Blogger Week: David Creech

Celebrity Blogger Week continues today with Professor David Creech. If you were trying to look at this website a little while ago, you might have noticed that we had a tech glitch and were offline for a couple of hours. Tim and Scott are each busy issuing denials right now, looking for ways to blame the other. But, for now, we bring you today's CB Week installment...

Dr. David Creech

Dr. David Creech is Assistant Professor of Religion at Concordia College in Moorhead, Minnesota. A student of early Christianities, David knows a lot about saints—they anathematized many of his research subjects. He is a product of an Evangelical seminary and a Catholic PhD program and now teaches at a Lutheran college and worships with Episcopalians. For those looking for the ecumenical voice (read: objective and unbiased/quite confused) in this year’s competition, he’s your man. Although he does dress in robes from time to time, David brings the unique perspective of a layperson. His book title is long and boring (The Use of Scripture in the Apocryphon of John: A Diachronic Analysis of the Variant Versions) but nearly sold out of its initial print run of 200 copies. You can follow David on Twitter @dyingsparrows and read his oftentimes provocative posts at his blog by the same name. When not teaching and writing, David enjoys owning his three kids Ian, Ela, and Dylan at Sorry.

1. What is the single most inspirational place you have ever visited (besides your own church).
The beach at night... with the waves... and the sand... and ahhhhh...

2. Share one unusual fact about yourself with the Lent Madness public.
My picture is next to "quotidian" in the dictionary.

3. Of the saints you've written about for Lent Madness 2017, what most inspires you? What most disturbs you?
I am still very inspired by Moses the Black. I love his story of radical transformation. I'm pulling for him to make it past the second round. I'm disturbed by the lack of narrative about Sarah. She is a wonderful woman of faith and yet we know so little about her.

4. If you could get just one tattoo this Lent, what would it be? (besides the Lent Madness logo and "none" is not an option).
Face shots of the Supreme Executive Committee glowering at each other with "Archnemeses" in fancy cursive underneath.


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