Theology

Engage in hermeneutics, dogmatics, church history, and theology to deepen your understanding of the Triune God.

The Joshua Effect

Naïvely we often think freedom is found through pursuing our own ends. Yet, the Bible declares that such freedom is actually a type of bondage. Freedom is only found through becoming a servant of God, as counter-intuitive as that may be.

Jesse Harris
PhD Student at Gateway
Jesse is a PhD candidate in Biblical Studies with a focus in Old Testament. His passion is serving and equipping the church both locally and abroad.

Jonathan Edwards and Slavery

In anticipation of the upcoming Jonathan Edwards Lunch and Lecture with Lisanne Winslow, Dr. Chun reflects on an online panel we hosted in November of 2020 covering the topic of Jonathan Edwards and Slavery.

Chris Chun
Professor of Church History | Director, Jonathan Edwards Center
Dr. Chris Chun is the professor of Church History and the director of Jonathan Edwards Center at Gateway Seminary. Chris' doctoral research at St. Andrews University was focused on the eighteenth-century Edwardsean Baptists in Britain. He also has served as president of The Evangelical Theological Society (Far West Region).

Original Sin: American, Political, Theological

The doctrine of original sin has entered the cultural lexicon in explanations of socio-political issues. Dr. Jenkins describes this phenomenon and provides critical reflection on the proper understanding of this crucial Christian doctrine.

Ryan Rindels
Pastor of Bell Road Baptist Church in Auburn
Pastor Ryan Rindels resides with his wife Janai in Auburn, CA. Ryan received his Master of Divinity in 2014 and recently completed his Ph.D. in Theology from Gateway Seminary.

The Apostles & The Septuagint

The Septuagint, the Greek translation of the Old Testament, has been important not only for modern interpreters of the New Testament but to the apostles themselves. Eric Espinoza dives into the significance of learning about the Septuagint for the modern reader.

Eric Espinoza
Student | Master of Theology
Eric Espinoza is a Master of Theology student at Gateway Seminary. Prior to pursuing the ThM, he graduated with his Master of Divinity. His research interests include Old Testament and Septuagintal studies. He currently serves as the administrative assistant to the president at Gateway Seminary.

Two Tips for Teaching Revelation

Teaching from the book of Revelation can be very intimidating. Dr. Kuykendall provides suggestions on how to navigate through exegesis and exposition of this difficult text.

Mike Kuykendall
Professor of New Testament Studies
Dr. Michael Kuykendall has been teaching for Gateway Seminary since 1989. A former pastor, he maintains a regular preaching and teaching schedule for local churches in the Pacific Northwest.

Christian Faith & Pestilence

Christians have risked their lives in caring for the sick and dying throughout history. Dr. Rodrick Durst cites multiple historical accounts pointing to the sacrificial ethic of the church in times of plagues.

Rodrick K. Durst
Chair, History/Theological Studies | Professor of Historical Theology
Dr. Rodrick Durst has served as Professor of Historical Theology and a variety of administration roles at Gateway Seminary since 1991. His current research includes a study of emerging church movements, ecclesiology for rapid cell and simple church multiplication, new paths for apologetics, single adults in the church, and faith and film.

Teaching the Gospels, Part Two: Look Through the Eyes of the Eyewitnesses

In part I, Dr. John Taylor advises reading the gospels by searching for Jesus. In this article, he remarks on the importance of reading the gospels from the perspectives of the eyewitnesses.

John W. Taylor
Director, Academic Graduate Studies Program | Chair, Biblical Studies | Professor of New Testament
Dr. John Taylor serves as chair of biblical studies and professor of New Testament at Gateway Seminary. Dr. Taylor earned a Ph.D. in New Testament Studies at the University of Cambridge with a research interest in Pauline Studies.

Teaching the Gospels, Part One: Finding Jesus in the Gospels

Many Christians approach the Gospels to find themselves. Dr. John Taylor reorients the conversation of reading the Gospels from a man-centered search to a Christ-seeking adventure.

John W. Taylor
Director, Academic Graduate Studies Program | Chair, Biblical Studies | Professor of New Testament
Dr. John Taylor serves as chair of biblical studies and professor of New Testament at Gateway Seminary. Dr. Taylor earned a Ph.D. in New Testament Studies at the University of Cambridge with a research interest in Pauline Studies.