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Lyn Nixon

Job Title

  • Adjunct Faculty
    Master of Divinity, Bethel Seminary

Started at Bethel



  • London School of Theology (Middlesex University) - PhD, 2014
  • Bethel Seminary - M.Div., 2004
  • University of Chicago - M.B.A., 1982
  • London School of Economics and Political Science - M.Sc. Econ, 1982
  • Smith College - B.A., 1975


Retired pastor (Ordained to Word and Sacrament in the Evangelical Covenant Church).

Active member of Grace Community Covenant Church, Tucson, Arizona.

Married to Carver Nixon (24 years). 

Born in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.

Courses Taught

Bethel Seminary, Adjunct Faculty                                                           

New Testament Survey (Fully distance course) - Spring 2016

Hermeneutics (Intensive course) - Fall 2014, 2015

Elementary Greek II (Intensive course) - Fall 2012

Elementary Greek I (Intensive course—co-teacher) - Summer 2012

Acts and the Pauline Letters (Fully distance course) - Summer 2010

Bethel Seminary, Assisting Instructor                                                     

Intermediate Greek (Fully distance course) - Winter 2013

Greek Exegesis (Intensive course) - Spring 2013

Acts and the Pauline Letters (Fully distance course) - Spring 2009

Bethel Seminary Greek Coach - Spring/Summer 2006, 2008

Bethel Seminary Hebrew Coach  - Winter/Spring 2006

Richmont Graduate University, Adjunct Faculty, Fall 2013, 2014, 2015

Biblical Themes (Intensive Course)

North Park Seminary, Adjunct Faculty

Interpreting the New Testament II (Fully distance course), Fall 2015

Northwestern Michigan College, Adjunct Faculty, 1996 to 2002

Courses in general Economics and Microeconomics. 


Graduated summa cum laude from Bethel Seminary (2004). Received the Faculty Award.


Book Note of The Psalms of Lament in Mark’s Passion: Jesus’ Davidic Suffering, by Stephen P. Ahearne-Kroll. Religious Studies Review 41, no. 4 (December 2015): 195.

“Alexandar Balas,” “Mariamme I,” “Mariamme II,” “Lycia,” “Antipatris,” and “Phoenix.” In Lexham Bible Dictionary (an on-line publication of Logos Bible Software).

“Response to Hoag.” Ex Auditu 27 (2011): 161-168.

Review of Paul: A Very Short Introduction, by E. P. Sanders. Teaching the Bible (an electronic SBL publication; December, 2010).


Response to “Decorum and Deeds in 1 Timothy 2:9-10 in light of Ephesiaca by Xenophon of Ephesus,” by Gary G. Hoag, North Park Theological Seminary Symposium, Chicago, Illinois, September, 2011.

Response to “Justification, Judgment & Behavior: Judgment Day’s Coming Verdict Now Announced in the Gospel,” by Ardel B. Canaday, and “Do the Apostolic Fathers Support the Premises of the New Perspectives on Paul and the Law?,” by James B. De Young, Evangelical Theological Society Annual Meeting, Atlanta, Georgia, November, 2010.

Professional Organizations, Committees, and Boards

Institute of Biblical Research, 2005 to present          

Society of Biblical Literature, 2005 to present

Evangelical Theological Society, 2005 to present

Hobbies and Interests

Reading, tennis, crocheting.


“"Today in the town of David a Savior has been born to you; he is the Messiah, the Lord: (Luke 2:11 NIV)”