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Herb Ward


Professor of Biblical Studies Herbert D. Ward

Professor of Biblical Studies
On faculty since 2005

 

706.419.1261
Herb.Ward@covenant.edu

 

Education

DTh, University of Stellenbosch

ThM, Covenant Theological Seminary

MDiv, Covenant Theological Seminary

JD, University of Missouri School of Law

BA, Wheaton College

 

Professional Interests

I teach in the areas of Biblical Studies (primarily Old Testament) and Missions. My specific area of research has been on the Balaam narratives of Numbers 22-24. My experience as a practicing lawyer have given me a strong interest in the area of Old Testament ethics, while my service as a missionary with Mission to the World in East and South Africa has led to a strong interest in what the Old Testament has to say about the theology of mission. I am also very interested in the study and praxis of cross-cultural ministry in the world today, particularly within the Muslim world.

 

Courses regularly taught: Old Testament Introduction; New Testament Introduction; Prophets of Israel; Deuteronomy (Old Testament Ethics); Outreach to Contemporary Culture (Apologetics); Theology of Mission; and Missionary Methods and Problems.

 

Personal Interests

I am married to Kathleen Decker Ward, and we have two adult children, Laura and David. (We also have two Labrador retrievers that came with us from our missionary service in South Africa.) I enjoy reading, hiking in the mountains, and playing chess.

 

Covenant Activities

I serve as adviser to the Mu Kappa ("missionary kid") Club, work with diversity students generally, and serve on the Faculty Multi-cultural committee.

 

Professional Membership

  • Member (inactive), State Bar of Michigan
  • Member, Missouri Presbytery, Presbyterian Church in America (ordained Teaching Elder)

 

Fall 2014 Courses

BIB111 Old Testament Introduction

BIB329 Prophets of Israel

COR100 The Christian Mind

MIS302 World Religions

MIS404 Missions Practicum