Prof. Dan Christiansen

Dan Christiansen
Prof. Dan Christiansen A.A.S., B.A.Th., M.A.E.T.
  • Bible and Theology



A.A.S. - Portland Community College; B.A.Th. - Multnomah Bible College; M.A.E.T. - Western Conservative Baptist Seminary

Favorite Quote

“Faith like Job’s cannot be shaken because it is the result of having been shaken.” –Abraham Heschel

Where I come from

My earliest memories are of learning to read from the King James Version of the Bible and Curious George. I gave my heart to Jesus at the age of seven, kneeling at a wooden altar by my father's side. In high school, I became aware of a call to ministry, but instead decided to "take a trip in the belly of a great fish." While in the fish, I studied English literature, then law. When a series of "coincidences" brought me onto Multnomah's campus in 1985, I knew I was home. I was thrilled when I was later asked to join those by whom I had been taught. Along with teaching, I am a doctoral student at University of Aberdeen.


I met Ana in 1979, soon after she emigrated from Romania. We learned to speak each other's language, and were married in 1981. We have two children: Timothy and Adina. Though I now prefer the Greek New Testament over the King James Bible, I still enjoy reading Curious George.