Dr. Peter Scaer did his undergraduate work in the Classics at Indiana University Bloomington. From there he went on to Concordia Theological Seminary (M.Div., 1992), and to Notre Dame, where he earned his M.A. (1995), and completed his doctoral dissertation on the Lukan Passion Narrative (Ph.D., 2001). From 1996 to 2000 Dr. Scaer served as the pastor of Emanuel Lutheran Church in Arcadia, Indiana. He joined the Exegetical Department in 2000.
His passions include the Gospel of Mark, highlighting the sacramental ministry of Jesus. He loves to show how the life and teachings of Christ anticipates and forms the life of the Church. He is also deeply involved in life issues, and serves as president of Allen County Right to Life. He is a founding member of Shepherds United, an ecumenical Christian group formed to defend life, natural marriage and religious liberty. He speaks out on the issues that affect both our Church and society, always placing the focus on Christ, who gives us life and defines for us what it means to be truly human.
He and his wife, Amy, are blessed with three children, and he spends much of his free time driving his youngest son to and from band practice, while listening to books on tape.
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