Gregory P. Schulz is Professor of Philosophy at Concordia University Wisconsin in Mequon. He is a husband, father, grandfather and a confessional Lutheran pastor in the LC-MS with nearly 40 years in the ministry, both in the parish and in higher education. A graduate of Wisconsin Lutheran Seminary (M.Div.) in Mequon, Wisconsin, ordained in 1982, he has earned doctorates in both theology (D.Min. from Concordia Theological Seminary in Fort Wayne, Indiana) and in philosophy (Ph.D. from Marquette University in Milwaukee, Wisconsin). He has been recognized as a Top Ten Professor and also as an "Upper Tier Professor for the Integration of Faith and Learning" by CUW, where he teaches various courses, including courses in ethics, bioethics, philosophy of language, Christ and Culture, and much more. He is a founding professor of the university's innovative Great Texts Pathway curriculum.
Dr. Schulz is active in academic, church and community service, including DOXOLOGY: The Lutheran Center for Spiritual Care and Counsel, where he is Senior Faculty Lecturer, since 2008. See www.doxology.us/. He hosts the popular website www.LutheranPhilosopher.com. He is a regular interviewee at Issues, Etc., KFUO, and Lutheran Radio United Kingdom (LRUK). An outspoken advocate of philosophy for seminary students and pastors, Pastor Schulz is Adjunct Professor of Theology at Concordia Theological Seminary, Fort Wayne, where he has taught in the seminary’s Ph.D. program since 2008. He is also Contributing Editor to LOGIA: A Journal of Lutheran Theology.
He recently retired after twenty-two years of service as a Lt. Colonel in the Air Force’s Civil Air Patrol, where he flew aircrew for search and rescue, taught aerospace education and USAF core values and moral leadership, served as the Wisconsin Wing Director of Professional Development (2010-2013) and was Director of the highly successful Great Lakes Region Staff College at Wright Patterson Air Force Base, Dayton, Ohio (2014-2018).
Professor Schulz has lectured and presented academic papers at major universities stateside and in Canada; also at Oxford, Cambridge, and the University of Hertfordshire in the U.K.; in Hong Kong and in mainland China; and at the University of Pretoria, South Africa. He has published articles and reviews on various theological and philosophical topics in professional and academic journals such as CTQ (forthcoming), Dialog, De Philosophia, Lutheran Quarterly, Global Journal of Classic Theology and LOGIA and is the author recently of Wednesday’s Child: From Heidegger to Affective Neuroscience, A Field Theory of Angst and a second, expanded edition of The Problem of Suffering (in hard copy from CPH and in hard copy as well as a Kindle edition at Amazon.com). He is the editor of the CD The Problem of Suffering: Companion and Resource featuring a substantial 6-week Bible study on suffering, with student questions and a pastor’s annotated guide, as well as articles, sermons, an annotated bibliography and commentaries on suffering, grieving and lamenting. On sabbatical in 2015, he taught and lectured at Cambridge University and at The Lutheran Seminary in Tshwane (Pretoria), South Africa.
His current projects include a free mOOC (a modest Open Online Course) titled “Philosophy KATA CHRISTON: A Pastor’s Introduction to Philosophy,” at http://onlineinfo.cuw.edu/go/philosophy-mooc; a blog column, “Ten Master Metaphors for Philosophy” at www.whatdoesthismean.org; a biennial overseas learning course in Medieval Philosophy at Cambridge University, U.K. (next upcoming in May-June 2021); a book in progress, Christ the Life: Four Mission Briefings on Bioethics and Suffering for the Thoughtful Pastor; a modest number of book chapters on Lutheran thinking; and a curriculum for pastors who are grads of the DOXOLOGY program, "Pastoral Care in our After-Word World."
Dr. Schulz and his wife, Paula, a Lutheran teacher and publishing, award-winning Wisconsin poet, live in Slinger, Wisconsin.