Robert C. Kurka

Dr. Robert C. Kurka

Address100 Campus View Drive
Lincoln, IL 62656

Professor of Theology and Church in Culture Director, Issachar Institute, Lincoln Christian Seminary

D. Min., Trinity Evangelical Divinity School,
M.Div., Lincoln Christian Seminary,
B.A., Crossroads College,

Bob Kurka joined the Lincoln Christian Seminary faculty in 2006 following a twenty-one year undergraduate teaching career at Saint Louis Christian College and Lincoln Christian College (since 1992). Not only is he an educator and scholar, but Dr. Kurka brings the tools and experience of a local church pastor ( in rural, suburban, and inner city contexts), church planter, campus minister, short-term missionary, and congregational leadership (elder) to the table of servant leadership that is the ethos of LCS. Thus, in his current role as Professor of Theology and Church in Culture, Bob Kurka has the joy and challenge of intentionally wedding his theological training and passion with the practical realities that confront the Church in its ministry to the twenty-first century world.

Dr. Kurka, a native of Cedar Rapids, Iowa, is a graduate of Crossroads College (formerly Minnesota Bible College; B.A., summa cum laude, 1975); Lincoln Christian Seminary (M.Div., Theology/Philosophy, 1979); and Trinity Evangelical Divinity School (D. Min., 1984). He is presently in the process of completing a PhD. in Systematic Theology at Trinity. Dr. Kurka is an accomplished author, and has had numerous chapters, articles, and book reviews published in scholarly books and journals. His most recent written contributions include a chapter entitled, “Open Theism and Independent Christian Churches” in the second volume of the Evangelicalism and the Stone-Campbell Movement series (Inter Varsity and Abilene Christian University Presses; he also had a chapter on the Holy spirit in volume one), and an article critiquing “non-foundational” theological proposals in the Golden anniversary issue of the Journal of the Evangelical Theological Society (March, 2007). (A less technical, “popularized” version of this article is due to appear in three successive issues of the Christian Standard in early 2009). A full-scale volume offering a more “Arminian” approach to systematic theology is also in his immediate publishing future.

Areas of Interest

Theology and Church in Culture

Logos Almanac of the Christian World

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