Ernest W. and Edith S. Ogram Professor of New Testament Studies; Director of Graduate Studies

Bible Division

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Ministry in the church is a complex and involved calling. So is the whole question of who should be a public leader within the church, what the standards should be, how future leaders are to be educated, what they are to do, and what the expectations of them as persons are.

--From "Timothy 3:1-7: The Public Side of Ministry"
Trinity Seminary Review, Spring 1992


B.A., Midland Lutheran College, 1969; M.Div., Lutheran Theological Seminary, Philadelphia, 1973; Ph.D., Claremont Graduate University, 1981; Pastorate: Lincoln, NE, 1978-81; Greek Instructor, Southern California School of Theology at Claremont, 1973-76; Assistant Professor of New Testament, Trinity, 1981-84; Associate Professor of New Testament, Trinity, 1984-91; Visiting Professor, Universität Heidelberg, 1988-89; Professor of New Testament, Trinity, 1991-95; Ernest W. and Edith S. Ogram Professor of New Testament Studies, 1996-; Director of Graduate Studies, 2002-; Visiting Professor, Evangelical Theological Seminary in Cairo, Egypt, 2009.


  • Paul, Apostle to the Nations: An Introduction. Minneapolis: Fortress Press, 2012.
  • “2 Corinthians 13:11-13.” 2011.
  • “Romans 6:12-23.” 2011.
  • “Romans 7:15-25a.” 2011.
  • “Romans 8:1-11.” 2011.
  • Background Essay on Biblical Texts for "Journey Together Faithfully, Part Two: The Church and Homosexuality." Chicago: ELCA, 2003. With Arland Hultgren
  • "Change of Plans." The Lutheran 16 (April 2003) 24-27. Online: (May 2001).
  • Romans: New Life in Christ Jesus. Inspire. (Participant Book and Leader Guide) Minneapolis: Augsburg, 1998.
  • "Obligation: Paul's Foundation for Ethics." Trinity Seminary Review 19.2 (Fall/Winter 1997) 91-112; Josephinum Journal of Theology 5.1 (Winter/Spring 1998) 5-25. [Different versions of the 1996 Kantonen Ecumenical Institute/Ogram Installation Address]
  • "Jesus within his Social World: Insights from Archaeology, Sociology, and Cultural Anthropology." In The Quest for Jesus and the Christian Faith, ed. Frederick J. Gaiser. Word and World Supplement 3. St. Paul, MN: Luther Seminary, 1997. Pp. 49-71.
  • "Cultural Anthropology as a Tool for Studying the New Testament: Part II," Trinity Seminary Review 18.2 (Winter 1997) 69-82; Part I, Trinity Seminary Review 18.1 (Summer 1996) 13-27.
  • Captive and Free: Insights from Galatians. Intersections. Minneapolis: Augsburg, 1995.
  • "Reclaiming Revelation," a twelve-part series in The Lutheran (October 1993-September 1994).
  • "Unity/Unity of Humanity." Anchor Bible Dictionary. Garden City: Doubleday, 1992. Vol. 6, pp. 746-53.
  • Ephesians. Augsburg Commentary on the New Testament. Minneapolis: Augsburg, 1985. (Translated into Chinese).