College of Ministry

Dr. Jack Wisemore

Theology, Philosophy

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


Review of Charismatic Glossolalia: an Empirical-Theological Study, by Mark J. Cartledge, Pneuma (forthcoming).

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)

Recent Papers and 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

"Moving Beyond Rationalism: A Response to Mark J. Cartledge," Annual Meeting of the Society for Pentecostal Studies, Southeastern College, Lakeland, Florida, 14-16 March 2002.

“The Trinity and Pneumatological Direction,” Annual Meeting of the Society for Pentecostal Studies, Oral Roberts University, Tulsa, Oklahoma, 8-10 March 2001.

“The ‘Neo-Cappadocians’: The Theological Family Resemblance of Moltmann, Zizioulas, and Gunton,” Theology Research Seminar, University of St Andrews, St Andrews, Scotland, 21 February 2001.

“Intellect, Emotion, and Action: John Macmurray and a Personalist Pentecostal Integration,” Annual Meeting of the Society for Pentecostal Studies, Northwest College of the Assemblies of God, Kirkland, Washington, 16-18 March 2000.



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 in my new role teaching philosophy and theology.


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.