Lyn Nixon

Job Title


NT Greek, Hermeneutics, New Testament, Biblical Theology, The Use of the OT in the NT

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 (26 years). 

Born in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.

Courses Taught

Bethel Seminary, Adjunct Faculty                                                           

Greek I: Beginning Greek - Fall 2017, Fall 2016, Summer 2012 (term)

Greek II: Intermediate Greek - Spring 2018, Spring 2017, Fall 2012 (term)

Greek III: Greek Exegesis - Summer 2018, Summer 2017

New Testament Survey -  Fall 2017, Spring 2016

Hermeneutics  - Fall 2015, Fall 2014

Acts and the Pauline Letters - Summer 2010 (term)

Bethel Seminary, Assisting Instructor                                                     

Intermediate Greek - Winter 2013 (term)

Greek Exegesis - Spring 2013 (term)

Acts and the Pauline Letters - Spring 2009 (term)

Bethel Seminary Greek Coach - Spring/Summer 2006, 2008 (terms)

Bethel Seminary Hebrew Coach  - Winter/Spring 2006 (terms0

Richmont Graduate University, Adjunct Faculty

Biblical Themes - Fall 2016, 2015, 2014, 2013

North Park Seminary, Adjunct Faculty

Interpreting the New Testament II - Fall 2015

NT Greek Exegesis - Summer 2016

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.


Contributor to forthcoming volume, Expository Dictionary of Old Testament and New Testament Words, Tremper L. Longman and Mark L. Strauss, gen. eds., Grand Rapids: Baker Books.

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.

Teaching specialty

Greek, Hermeneutics, New Testament, Biblical Theology, The Use of the OT in the NT


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