A True Servant Leader
Walter C. Kaiser Jr.
Messianic Jewish Pub & Res Llc
Joshua served Moses faithfully throughout his life, serving him in any way that he could, without thought to building up his own reputation among the people. When Moses asked God to appoint someone to lead the people after he would be gone, God immediately chose Joshua. There is no evidence that Joshua had aspirations of being the next leader, or of Moses specifically planning to have Joshua take over for him. Both men left that decision in God’s hands.
Walter C. Kaiser graduated from Wheaton College and Graduate School, obtaining his Ph.D. at Brandeis University. He then taught at Trinity Evangelical Divinity School where he served as vice president and academic dean from 1980 to 1992. In 1993 he moved to Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary, where he was a professor of Old Testament and spent many months of the year teaching internationally. He became president of Gordon-Conwell in 1997 and retired in 2006. He is currently President Emeritus and Distinguished Professor of Old Testament and Ethics and lives on a farm in Wisconsin with his wife, Nancy.