David Balch

 David Balch

Address2770 Marin Avenue
Berkeley, CA 94708

Professor of New Testament GTU Core Doctoral Faculty, Pacific Lutheran Theological Seminary

B.A., Abilene Christian University,
M.A., Abilene Christian University,
M.Div., Union Theological Seminary,
Ph.D., Yale University, 1975

I was not born into a Lutheran family, but became Lutheran theologically when studying with Ernst Käsemann in Tübingen, Germany. I heard Käsemann’s critique of law as a correction of my own Christian upbringing. As God justified the impious Abraham, so God counts our faith as righteousness, whatever our race, gender, class, or orientation. We, as individuals and as God’s people, are baptized into Christ’s suffering and death, and as God raised our Lord, so God also gives us new life and calls each one of us, giving us gifts to fulfill our calling.

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