Dr. Klausli joined the faculty of CIU’s Seminary and School of Ministry in 2013 and teaches New Testament and Greek as well as Biblical Contextualization. Before coming to Columbia, he served from 2006-2007 as an adjunct professor at Southwestern Theological Seminary and then from 2007-2013 with Liebenzell USA as lecturer for New Testament and dean at CIU’s European School of Culture and Theology in Korntal, Germany. He is a member of the Evangelical Theological Society as well as the Society for Biblical Literature. He has served as a pastor in Germany and taught in South Africa.
B.A., 1993, Seattle Pacific University; M.Div., 1996, Columbia International University; S.T.M., 2001, Dallas Theological Seminary, Ph.D., 2007; Lecturer-Internship, 1996 Union Bible Institute, Pietermaritzburg, South Africa; Pastoral Assistant, 1997-1998, Church of God, Luedenscheid, Germany; Interim Pastor, Church of God, Marl, Germany 1998-1999; Lecturer, 2000, Center for Biblical Studies, Dallas, Texas; Adjunct Professor, 2006-2007, Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary, Forth Worth, Texas; missionary with Liebenzell USA serving as lecturer for New Testament and since fall of 2009 as acting dean at the CIU branch campus: European School of Culture & Theology 2007-2013; Professor for NT & Greek, Columbia International University, since 2013.
Published periodical articles, essays, dictionary entries
- “Wunder in der Bibel” (Miracles in the Bible) @ Mission Weltweit (Worldwide Missions –magazine of the Liebenzell Mission, Germany), May/June 2010.
Published book reviews
- Lewis R. Donelson. Review of I & II Peter and Jude: A Commentary. Louisville, Kentucky: Westminster John Knox Press, 2010. In JETS 54: 406-408.
- “'Sharing in the Sufferings of Christ’ – Reassessing the Use of the Messianic Woes to Characterize Suffering in 1 Peter,” presentation at the annual meeting of the Facharbeitsgruppe für Neues Testament (Study Group for New Testament) in Marburg, Germany, March 3, 2008.