Samuel Giere

Rev. Dr. Samuel Giere

Associate Professor of Homiletics & Biblical Interpretation

Office Number:
205 Fritschel Hall
Office Phone:
(563) 589-0225
(563) 589-0333


  • Faculty


MN 130W
From Text to Sermon
From Text to Sermon (Intensive)
IN 102W
Jesus Christ and Plural Worlds
MN 230W
Preaching (online)
MW 346W
Preaching and Stewardship
MW 322W
Preaching the Old Testament
BI 249W
Readings in Biblical Theology


Doctor of Philosophy
Unversity of St. Andrews, Scotland

Master of Divinity
Wartburg Theological Seminary

Bachelor of Arts
Concordia College, Moorhead, MN

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Samuel D Giere, a ’97 alumnus, joined the Wartburg faculty in the summer of 2006. After serving as an associate pastor at Messiah Lutheran Church in Fargo, North Dakota, he studied at St Mary’s College, University of St Andrews, completing a PhD in Old Testament in 2006. His postgraduate work was on the history of the interpretation of Day One (Genesis 1.1-5). He has also taught Summer Greek at Wartburg Seminary and as an adjunct member of the Religion Department at Concordia College, Moorhead, and served as interim pastor at Norman and Davenport Lutheran Churches, in southeast North Dakota.


“Babette’s Feast,” in 50 Key Films: Bible and Cinema, Adele Reinhartz, ed; London: Routledge,forthcoming.
“The Eighth-Day Kiss of Psalm 85,” The Lutheran Forum 45/4 (Winter 2011) 10-13.
“Practice of Being Rooted in the Gospel,” Currents in Theology and Mission 38 (2011): 317-321.
Nancy Claire Pittman, Richard I. Pervo, S. D. Giere, and Shauna Hannan, New Proclamation: Year A, 2011, Easter through Christ the King (David B. Lott, ed; Minneapolis: Fortress, 2010).
“This is my world!” Son of Man (Jezile) and Cross-Cultural Convergences of Bible and World, Journal of Religion and Film (forthcoming)
S.D. Giere, “Son of Man (Jezile): Annotated Transcription Based on Subtitles,” November 2010
S.D. Giere, A New Glimpse of Day One: Intertextuality, History of Interpretation, and Genesis 1.1-5 (BZNW 172; de Gruyter, 2009)


Dr. Giere has extensive knowledge in the following categories and is able to serve as a resource on:

  • Homiletics
  • Hermeneutics
  • History of the Interpretation of the Old Testament
  • Dead Sea Scrolls
  • Septuagint Studies
  • Old Testament Pseudepigrapha