Biblical & Theological Studies

Biblical & Theological Studies Faculty

The Biblical & Theological Studies Department has thirteen full-time faculty, plus several adjuncts. The full-time faculty are:

  • Michael Holmes (B.A., University of California at Santa Barbara; M.A. Trinity Evangelical Divinity School; Ph.D., Princeton Theological Seminary): New Testament and Early Christianity, with special interests in New Testament Textual Criticism and the Apostolic Fathers.
  • Karen McKinney (B.A., University of Minnesota; M.Div., Fuller Theological Seminary; M.S., Mankato State University; Ed.D. candidate, University of St. Thomas): Youth Ministries and Biblical Theology, with a special interest in experiential education.
  • Paul Eddy (B.A., Bethel College; M.A.T.S., Bethel Theological Seminary; Ph.D., Marquette University): Biblical and Systematic Theology, with special interests in Life of Jesus research and Theology of Religions.
  • Gary Long (B.A., Central Bible College; M.A., Denver Seminary; Ph.D., University of Chicago): Old Testament studies, with a special interest in Hebrew language studies.
  • James Beilby (B.S., Northwestern College; M.A.T.S., Bethel Theological Seminary; Ph.D., Marquette University): Systematic Theology and Apologetics.
  • Cathy Wright (B.A., M.A., Southern California College; Ph.D., Baylor University): New Testament and Biblical Theology, with a special interest in the Gospel of Luke.
  • Steven Enderlein (B.A., Northwestern College; M.A., Wheaton College; Ph.D., Marquette University): Biblical Theology and New Testament, with special interests in Pauline studies and NT Greek.
  • Christina Busman (B.A., Bethel University; M.Div., Princeton Theological Seminary; Ph.D. candidate, Princeton Theological Seminary): Systematic Theology.
  • Christian Collins Winn (B.A., University of North Carolina; M.Div., Gordon Conwell Theological Seminary; Ph.D., Drew University): Historical and Systematic Theology, with special interest in post-Reformation and Modern Theology.  Serving as department chair. E-mail is ctcollin@bethel.edu. 
  • Juan Hernandez, Jr. (B.S.B., Valley Forge Christian College; M.Div., Th.M., Gordon Conwell Theological Seminary; Ph.D., Emory University): New Testament and early Christianity, with a special interest in New Testament Textual Criticism, especially the text of the Apocalypse and its reception history.
  • Dale Durie (B.A., Bethel College, 1985; M.Div., Denver Seminary, 1990; D.Min., Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary, 2001.
  • Victor Ezigbo (B.A., ECWA Seminary, Igbaja, Nigeria; M.A., Wheaton College; M.Th., Ph.D., University of Edinburgh): Systematic Theology and Contextual Theology, with special interest in non-Western Christian theologies, particularly Christologies.
  • Bernon Lee (B.A., M.A., University of Calgary; Ph.D., University of St. Michael's College, Toronto): Hebrew Scriptures, with a focus on the Pentateuch.  

Recently retired, but still active and serving as an adjunct professors, are:

  • Carl Rasmussen (B.A., Luther College; B.D., Th.M., Trinity Evangelical Divinity School; Ph.D., Dropsie University): Old Testament studies and Biblical Theology, with a special interest in the historical geography of Palestine. Dr. Rasmussen also maintains the outstanding Holy Land Photos website, which offers high-quality pictures of over 2200 Bible-related sites in Israel, Greece, and Turkey.
  • James F. Lewis (B.S., St. Paul Bible College; B.A., Bethel College; B.D., Bethel Theological Seminary; Ph.D., The University of Iowa): Religious Studies. Religion in Asia with special interest in modern India and Southeast Asia.