Office Hours: Meet Brad Bitner

Office Hours 2016 full sizeForty years ago this fall semester, Westminster Seminary California welcomed its first incoming class of students. Our founding faculty members began to retire about 20 years ago. Now some of our second generation faculty have retired or been called to serve the Lord in other places. The seminary is in another phase of generational change in Escondido as they welcome two new faculty members this year, one of whom is the Rev Dr Brad Bitner. He grew up in the PCA in Illinois, and has since lived in various places in the United States and around the world. After receiving his B.A. from Taylor University, he earned an M.A.R. in Biblical Theology and Exegesis in Massahussets, he served as a pastor for three years before pursuing doctoral studies. He completed his Ph.D. in New Testament and Early Christianity in 2013 at Macquarie University in Sydney, Australia. He has taught New Testament, Greek, and Biblical Theology at Oak Hill College and Macquarie University. He is the author of Paul’s Political Strategy in 1 Corinthians 1:1–4:6: Constitution and Covenant (Cambridge University Press) and has two other book projects in progress on the biblical theology of Geerhardus Vos and Paul’s paradigm for building up the church in 1 Corinthians. He also serves as co-editor on the Ephesus volume in New Documents Illustrating Early Christianity (Eerdmans, forthcoming). In addition to these works, Brad has published essays in edited volumes and articles in peer-reviewed journals, including Novum Testamentum and Greek, Roman, and Byzantine Studies. As a churchman, he has served as a Ruling Elder in the only Free Church of Scotland congregation in England, frequently preaching and teaching Christian education classes. Brad and his wife, Kathi, have seven children. He joins Dr. Nick Brennan as new faculty additions in the New Testament department at the seminary.

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  • R. Scott Clark
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    R.Scott Clark is the President of the Heidelberg Reformation Association, the author and editor of, and contributor to several books and the author of many articles. He has taught church history and historical theology since 1997 at Westminster Seminary California. He has also taught at Wheaton College, Reformed Theological Seminary, and Concordia University. He has hosted the Heidelblog since 2007.

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