Pastor Phillip Brandt is the son of a Lutheran Pastor and served fourteen years in parish ministry before joining the Concordia University faculty in the summer of 2005. His first Call was to Cross of Christ Lutheran Church, Bountiful, Utah from 1991-2000 and then Saint Paul Lutheran Church and School in Roseburg, Oregon from 2000-2005. In addition to his service in the parish, he has also served on the Board of Directors for Salt Lake Lutheran High School (1995-2000); as the Site Coordinator for Satellite Colloquy programs on behalf of Concordia University, Seward (1993-2000); and as an adjunct instructor for Ethnic Institute in Theology operated by Concordia Seminary, St Louis (2004-2005).
Since 2002 he has been an instructor for the Missionary Training Center operated by the Center for Applied Lutheran Leadership and the Northwest District. He currently publishes a weekly preaching preparation guide for lectionary preachers and convenes a regular online discussion group of local clergy and licensed deacons entitled Sunday’s Sermon. For more information about joining the Sunday’s Sermon distribution list, email him at firstname.lastname@example.org.
His academic interests lay in the study of Biblical and Historical Theology, particularly the Patristic, Medieval, and the Reformation eras. His PhD thesis explored the reception of Augustine’s commentaries on the six days of creation in the medieval period, focused primarily on the Summa Theologiae of Thomas Aquinas. Current projects include triplet structures in the Gospel according to St. Mark and the use of FC IX as a hermeneutical boundary within the Lutheran Confessions.
Pastor Brandt teaches a wide range of courses at Concordia including: REL 211 History and Literature of the Old Testament, REL 221 History and Literature of the New Testament, REL 325 New Testament Writings, HST/REL 349 Renaissance and Reformation History, HST/REL 352 History of Christianity I, REL 431 Lutheran Confessional Theology, REL/ENG 480 Religion and Literature: Fantasy/Science Fiction.
He is married to Stephanie Nordling Brandt and together they raise their three children not far from Concordia’s campus. In addition to the study of history and theology, Prof Brandt enjoys singing hymns, nurturing his garden, and working in his woodshop.