Professional Vitae

Professor Brian Tice, B.Sci., M.Sci.

Academics

  • Master of Science (M.Sci.) in Higher Education (emphasis: Classical Hebrew Andragogy) from Kaplan University, gpa: 4.00.
  • Bachelor of Science (B.Sci.) in Youth Ministry and Bible, with a minor in Ancient Languages, from Cornerstone University, gpa: 3.48
  • Additional study in Pastoral Ministry from Grand Rapids Theological Seminary, gpa: 3.83
  • Additional study in Jewish Studies from Tel Aviv University (Israel) via Coursera, cum laude
  • Additional study in Philology and Elementary Education at Kalamazoo Valley Community College, gpa: 3.72

Honors

  • Governor’s Commendation from Michigan Gov. John Engler for exemplary contribution to community and academic excellence (2001)
  • Distinguished Regional Officer recognition from Phi Theta Kappa International Honor Society (2001) while serving as Michigan Region PR-Historian
  • Coca-Cola Scholars Award (2001)
  • Distinguished Chapter Officer Award recognition from Phi Theta Kappa International Honor Society (2002) while serving as Alpha Rho Nu Chapter President at Kalamazoo Valley Community College
  • Verna Miller Scholarship (2004-2005-2006)
  • Who’s Who Among Students in American Universities and Colleges (2008)
  • Cornerstone University Second Year Greek Language Award (2008)
  • Grand Rapids Theological Seminary M.Div. Grant (2008-2009-2010)

Published Works (ordered chronologically)

  • “And Prayer is Somehow Popular Again.” In Kevin Lavin, Editor.  Azure & Amber.  Owings Mills, Md.: Watermark Press, 2002.
  • The Other Cassius Clay.  Kalamazoo, Mich.: Rockhill Free Theatre, 2003.
  • Parenting Adolescents: Developing the Heart, Mind, Soul, and Body of your Children.  Grand Rapids, Mich.: AngelNet, 2007 (ebook).
  • A 7-Day Devotional on the Song of Songs which is Solomon’s for Marriage-minded Couples. Grand Rapids, Mich.: AngelNet, 2009 (ebook).
  • Introduction to Granville Sharp, A Letter respecting some Particularities of the Hebrew Syntax (Grand Rapids, Mich.: MJR Press, 2017). http://amzn.to/2iX32bf
  • Reflecting on the Rabbis: Sage Insight into the First-Century Jewish Thought (Grand Rapids, Mich.: MJR Press, 2017). http://amzn.to/2rV7c6E

Works Pending Publication

  • The Other Cassius Clay.  Revised Edition.  Anticipated for 2018.
  • Reflecting on the Parasha: Sage Insight on the Weekly Torah Portion (contracted to MJR Press)
  • An End to our Exile (not yet contracted)
  • Hebrew Heritage (contracted to MJR Press)
  • Jewish Involvement in the American Civil War (tentative title, not yet contracted)

Radio Appearances

  • Guest host, “Torah Foundations of our Faith,” Hebrew Nation Radio (11 Aug 2014) | archive
  • Guest host, “Torah Foundations of our Faith,” Hebrew Nation Radio (29 Sep 2014) | archive | transcript

D’var Torah (bimah teachings)

  • Pesach Seder (Comstock Park, Mich.: Adat Eytz Chayim, 4 Apr 2015) audio | transcript
  • Parashat Lekh Lekha (Comstock Park, Mich.: Adat Eytz Chayim, Oct 2015) transcript
  • Parashat Tetzaweh: A Kingdom of Barefoot Cohanim (Comstock Park, Mich.: Adat Eytz Chayim, 20 Feb 2016) audio | transcript
  • Parashat Ki Tissa: The Debacle and the Tabernacle (Comstock Park, Mich.: Adat Eytz Chayim, 27 Feb 2016) audio | transcript (coming on 27 Feb 2016)

Practical Experience

  • Semikha as zaqen (elder) from Messianic Jewish Rabbinate (USA) conferred on 11 May 2000
  • Semikha as rabbi from Ysharim USA conferred on 1 June 2016
  • 11 years as a Biblical counselor for terminally-ill children
  • 10 years as a Biblical counselor for battered children
  • 9 years teaching and tutoring Biblical Languages (Classical Hebrew, Imperial Aramaic, and Koine Greek) and Sociolinguistics
  • 6 years involved in Service Learning leadership
  • 6 years as a professor of Jewish Studies
  • 4 years as a chazzan (cantor)/worship leader and interim nasi
  • 3 years as rosh yeshiva (academic dean) at Messianic Jewish Rabbinate Yeshiva, Grand Rapids, Mich.
  • 2 years as a synagogue moreh (Torah teacher)
  • 2 years as webmaster for Michigan Region of Phi Theta Kappa International Honor Society
  • 1 year as PR-Historian for Michigan Region of Phi Theta Kappa International Honor Society, honored in the top 3 Regional Officers internationally for 2001
  • currently a manuscript analyst at Manuscript Research Group, Spring Lake, Mich.

Volunteer Activity

  • 11 years as volunteer coordinator with Little Mary’s Hospitality House
  • 6 years working with Habitat for Humanity (including as an executive board member)
  • 6 years volunteering with Amnesty International
  • 5 years as a youth mentor with Boys & Girls’ Clubs of Greater Kalamazoo
  • 5 years as an elementary school tutor at Navigator Academy in Kalamazoo, Mich.
  • 3 years in homeless outreach ministry
  • 2 years working with Colin Powell’s America’s Promise mentoring initiative
  • currently a member of Shir Shalom community Jewish choir, Grand Rapids, Mich. and Temple Emanuel festival choir
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