- Ph.D., New Testament and Christian Origins, Boston University
- M.A., New Testament, Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary
- B.A., Religion and Philosophy, Roberts Wesleyan College
Jonathan Schwiebert joined the religious studies faculty at Lenoir-Rhyne in 2008 as a scholar of biblical history and interpretation.
Schwiebert has authored a book and several articles on the ritual practices of the early Christians, including prayer, the Lord's Supper and baptism. He is especially interested in how Christian identity played out in the ancient Roman world, using sociological and ritual studies to explore the first Christians and their writings. Schwiebert also enjoys reading and exploring religious texts and their interpretation with students.
An avid baseball fan and guitarist, he enjoys Crawdads baseball games at the L.P. Frans Stadium and making music around Hickory. He also enjoys kayaking and fishing on Lake Hickory.