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Herb Ward

Herb Ward

Professor of Biblical Studies
Department Chair
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 has 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 '05 and David '07, and one daughter-in-law, David's wife Katie Bell Ward '08. (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)

 

Dr. Herb Ward | audio archive

Zoe Kiratzis '21

"I didn’t intend to be a Biblical and Theological Studies major when I decided on Covenant, but after getting a taste of the Bible classes here I couldn’t help but add the major. The professors are some of the best and the upper-division courses are very accessible to non-majors, which makes class discussion diverse and engaging."
  - Zoe Kiratzis '21

Mary Haynes '21

"I waited until senior year to take Doctrine I so that I could take it with Dr. Madueme, and let me tell you, it’s everything I hoped for. Dr. Madueme pushes those of us who grew up in the PCA (myself included) to take our theology seriously, to see it not just as a bunch of vocabulary terms to commit to rote memory but as something to wrestle with and ask hard questions about. He knows that theology can get pretty heady pretty fast, and he’s really good about incorporating examples from his own life to illustrate points he makes in class. No question is too small for Dr. Madueme, and the way he teaches Doctrine I makes me curious to learn more about theology and ways I can live it out in my everyday life."
 - English major Mary Haynes '21