Jack Wisemore

Dr. Jack Wisemore

Theology and Philosophy

    •                B.A. University of Washington, 1987
    •                M.Div. Mennonite Brethren Biblical Seminary, 1991
    •                Ph.D. University of St. Andrews, 2001

Courses Taught

  • PHIL 2753    Introduction to Philosophy
  • PHIL 2763    Ethics
  • PHIL 3013    History of Philosophy I
  • PHIL 3023    History of Philosophy II
  • PHIL 3033    History of Philosophy III
  • PHIL 3043    History of Philosophy IV
  • PHIL 3703    Epistemology
  • THEO 1213  Christian Thought
  • THEO 2503  Pentecostal Spirituality
  • THEO 3213  Systematic Theology I
  • THEO 3223  Systematic Theology II
  • THEO 5223 Systematic Theology
  • THEO 5313  Philosophy for Understanding Theology
  • RELG 3293  General Apologetics
  • RELG 3403  Philosophy of Religion
  • RELG 4503  Methods in the Study of World Religions
  • LDRS 7343 Leadership and Ethics

Some Recent Papers & Reviews

“Pentecostal Pegs in Greco-Germanic Holes: The Trinity, Personal Ontology, and the Priority of Grace.” Annual Meeting of the Society for Pentecostal Studies, Evangel University, Springfield, Missouri, 7 March 2014.

“The Better Angels of Our (Emergent) Nature: A Review of Amos Yong’s The Spirit of Creation: Modern Science and Divine Action in the Pentecostal–Charismatic Imagination (Grand Rapids, MI: Eerdmans, 2011).” Australasian Pentecostal Studies, 15 (January 2013).

“Beyond the Monist–Dualist Debate: Toward a Pentecostal Ontology.” Annual Meeting of the Society for Pentecostal Studies, Regent University, Virginia Beach, Virginia, 3 March 2012.

“Atomistic, Organic, and Personal: An Anthropological Ontological Taxonomy.” Eastern Regional Conference, Society of Christian Philosophers, Fordham University, New York, New York, 19 March 2011.

“Is Grad School the Right Fit?” Relevant Magazine College Guide–Graduate, 15-17. Spring 2010.

“Never Get Involved in a Land War in Asia: A Response to Ware and Del Colle” Annual Meeting of the Society for Pentecostal Studies, Eugene Bible College, Eugene, Oregon, 28 March 2009.

Review of Prophecy and Discernment, by R. W. L. Moberly. Pneuma: The Journal of the Society for Pentecostal Studies 29.2 (2007):357-8.

Review of Charismatic Glossolalia: An Empirical-Theological Study, by Mark J. Cartledge. Pneuma: The Journal of the Society for Pentecostal Studies 25.2 (Fall 2003): 335-37.

Doctoral Dissertation

God, Humanity, and the Form of the Personal: The Philosophical Contribution of John Macmurray with Particular Reference to Issues in Contemporary Theology, (Ph.D. diss., St Andrews University, 2001)



Previous to teaching at Northwest, I served in pastoral ministry to college students: 6 years in a congregation and 3 years as the first full time campus pastor here at Northwest. It was my pastoral experience with college students that led me to pursue my doctoral studies in philosophical theology at St Andrews in Scotland. I am very pleased to be back at Northwest teaching theology and philosophy.


My wife Jennifer is an executive with a software company and a Seattle Sounders addict. My son is attending our Alma Mater, the UW, in the college of engineering and is still recovering from his disappointment with the latest Star Wars movie. My daughter is in high school, loves wildlife photography, volunteers at the Woodland Park Zoo, and is looking forward to attending Northwest University.