Dean B. Deppe

Th.D. Dean B. Deppe

Address3233 Burton SE
Grand Rapids, MI 49546

Professor of New Testament, Calvin Theological Seminary

A.B., Calvin College, 1973
M.Div., Calvin Theological Seminary,
Th.D., Free University, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, 1989

Dean Deppe’s life is marked by service in a variety of Christian Reformed churches – inner city, suburban and rural charges. Not only that, but Dean has taught in a variety of settings, including Asian Theological Seminary in the Philippines, Classis Red Mesa, in New Mexico, and now Calvin Theological Seminary. His aim in the classroom is to equip students for a full life of teaching and preaching through his classes on the New Testament. He values conversations with students about goals in ministry and detailed discussions about Jesus’ sayings and teachings.

“In the increasing search for meaning in the twenty-first century, we have to open anew a window to the life, ministry, and death of Jesus. This captivating person of the first century who now rules over every inch of his creation is both the target of our study and the Lord who by his Spirit enables us to understand His life and work. I rise up every morning with the excitement of discovering more of the significance of this pivotal figure in earth’s history. I hope that my students will be stimulated to deepen their understanding of this person about whom ‘even the whole world would not have room for the books that could be written’ (John 21:25).”

Dean wrote his master’s thesis on The Salt Sayings of Jesus and his doctoral dissertation on The Sayings of Jesus in the Epistle of James.

Dean Deppe, native of Grand Rapids, MI is married to Julie Hollemans and has four children.

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