Carl J. Bosma

 Carl J. Bosma

Address3233 Burton SE
Grand Rapids, MI 49546

Associate Professor of Old Testament, Calvin Theological Seminary

A.B., Calvin College, 1966
B.D., Calvin Theological Seminary, 1973
Th.D., Free University, Amsterdam, The Netherlands,

After obtaining his B.D. at Calvin Theological Seminary, Carl Bosma was ordained in the Christian Reformed Church in North America. Carl has served as a church planter and leadership developer with Christian Reformed World Missions, Professor of Biblical studies at Seminario Presbiteriano do Sul, Sao Paulo, Brazil, and now Associate Professor of Old Testament at Calvin Theological Seminary. Carl’s intention in teaching Old Testament is for students to learn its importance in reaching today’s world.

“If the very reason and purpose of the church’s existence in this world is mission, then its theological education program should also have a definite mission focus. Mission should be an integrating factor of all theological disciplines taught at our seminary. My missionary experience taught me that the Old Testament is a powerful and effective tool for unmasking the gods of paganism. It is my prayer that I may be used to help our students hear the Old Testament’s vital message for the church and world today.”

Carl Bosma serves as a member of the International Bible Society committee for translating the NIV into Portuguese. He preaches and speaks widely on missions and also writes on the subject.

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