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Our professors are distinguished scholars, active researchers, published writers, and faithful Christians who demonstrate what it means to be both Christ-followers and leaders in their academic fields. As mentors and role models, they play a huge role in the integration of faith and learning at Bethel.

Department Chair

Gary Long

Gary Long

Department Chair and Professor of Biblical and Theological Studies | glong@bethel.edu | Started at Bethel: 2000

Hebrew Bible and Ancient Near Eastern Studies; Cognitive Science of Religion

Faculty

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Donald Alexander

Professor of Biblical Studies Emeritus | aledon7@comcast.net | Started at Bethel: 1987

Professor of Biblical Studies Emeritus

James K. Beilby

James K. Beilby

Professor of Biblical and Theological Studies | james-beilby@bethel.edu | Started at Bethel: 2001

Systematic and philosophical theology, apologetics, and ethics

Paul Eddy

Paul Eddy

Professor of Biblical and Theological Studies | eddpau@bethel.edu | Started at Bethel: 1997

Biblical and theological studies, with special interests in life of Jesus research, theology of religions, and theology of covenant relationships

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Steven Enderlein

Associate Professor of Biblical Studies | endste@bethel.edu | Started at Bethel: 2003

Biblical theology and New Testament, with special interests in Pauline studies and New Testament Greek

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Pamela Erwin

Professor of Biblical Studies | perwin@bethel.edu | Started at Bethel: 2002

Ministry

Victor Ezigbo

Victor Ezigbo

Professor of Biblical and Theological Studies | v-ezigbo@bethel.edu | Started at Bethel: 2008

I studied Christian theology in three continents: Africa (Nigeria), North America (United States of America.), and Europe (United Kingdom). I have learned in my theological journey across these continents that the Christian faith takes on new forms of expression each time it genuinely encounters a new cultural frontier. Each new expression has its distinct accent that adds to the multi-vernacularity of both the Christian faith and Christian theology.. . . read more.

Laura Gilbertson

Laura Gilbertson

Instructor of Biblical and Theological Studies | laura-gilbertson@bethel.edu | Started at Bethel: 2005

Systematic theology, liberation theologies, sociology of religion, sociology of race, and topics connected to justice and reconciliation.

Juan Hernández

Juan Hernández

Professor of Biblical Studies | j-hernandez@bethel.edu | Started at Bethel: 2006

New Testament and early Christianity, with a special interest in New Testament Textual Criticism, especially the text of the Apocalypse and its reception history

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John Herzog

Professor of Biblical Studies Emeritus | jjherzog@gmail.com | Started at Bethel: 1981

Professor of Biblical Studies Emeritus

Michael Holmes

Michael Holmes

University Professor of Biblical Studies and Early Christianity Emeritus | holmic@bethel.edu | Started at Bethel: 1982

New Testament and early Christianity, with special interests in New Testament textual criticism and the apostolic fathers

Christina Jost

Christina Jost

Professor of Biblical and Theological Studies | cbusman@bethel.edu | Started at Bethel: 2008

Systematic theology

Erik Leafblad

Erik Leafblad

Instructor of Missional Ministries | ecl59862@bethel.edu | Started at Bethel: 2015

Missional Ministries

Bernon Lee

Bernon Lee

Professor of Biblical and Theological Studies | b-lee@bethel.edu | Started at Bethel: 2008

Bernon Lee's interest is in the Hebrew Bible/Old Testament and its reception, with particular emphases in prescriptive texts, nineteenth-century interpretation and postcolonial hermeneutics.

James Lewis

James Lewis

Adjunct Professor of Religious Studies | j-lewis@bethel.edu | Started at Bethel: 2003

Asian religions and culture; missions and world Christianity; religious freedom and law

Karen McKinney

Karen McKinney

Professor of Biblical Studies Emerita | mckkar@bethel.edu | Started at Bethel: 1995

Youth ministries and biblical theology, with a special interest in experiential education, anti-racism, and diversity.

John Potts

John Potts

Adjunct Instructor of Biblical and Theological Studies | jwp47774@bethel.edu | Started at Bethel: 2017

Adjunct Instructor of Biblical and Theological Studies

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Carl Rasmussen

Professor of Old Testament Emeritus | rascar@bethel.edu | Started at Bethel: 1980

Professor of Old Testament Emeritus

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Gloria Wiese

Adjunct Assistant Professor of Biblical and Theological Studies | wieglo@bethel.edu | Started at Bethel: 1998

Adjunct Assistant Professor of Biblical and Theological Studies

Catherine Wright

Catherine Wright

Associate Professor of Biblical and Theological Studies | c-wright@bethel.edu | Started at Bethel: 2001

New Testament studies, with special interests in the Gospel of Luke and spiritual formation

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