Rollin G. Grams

Dr. Rollin G. Grams

Address130 Essex Street
South Hamilton, MA 1982

Associate Professor of New Testament, Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary

B.A., University of Michigan,
M.T.S., Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary,
Ph.D., Duke University,

Dr. Grams has served in his current position at Gordon-Conwell-Charlotte since 2006. He previously was a New Testament and Greek instructor and the registrar from 1992-1997.

Born in South Africa to missionary parents, Dr. Grams has spent much of the past 20 years overseas as a missionary in theological education. He has lived in Croatia, England, Kenya and Ethiopia. He taught full-time at the Nairobi Evangelical Graduate School of Theology in Kenya, the Evangelical Theological College in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia; and the Evangelical Theological Seminary in Osijek, Croatia. He also served as a visiting lecturer at the Asia Theological Centre for Evangelism and Mission in Singapore. From 1999-2005, he lectured and tutored students at the Oxford Centre for Mission Studies in the United Kingdom. He is currently a lecturer in New Testament at the International Baptist Theological Seminary in Prague, where he is also a research tutor and a supervisor in the doctoral program.

Dr. Grams has worked as an editor for Transformation, an academic journal on holistic mission published in the UK, and as the programme director for the M.A. in Biblical Studies at Evangelical Theological Seminary, Osijek, Croatia. He is currently the SIM-USA theological education coordinator and a member of the Tyndale Fellowship in the UK. He worships at the Church at Charlotte (Evangelical Free) in Charlotte, NC.

Dr. Grams’ scholarly interests include the integration of New Testament studies with missions, ethics and theological interpretation. Within New Testament studies, his interests lie in biblical ethics, Pauline theology, the Gospel of Matthew and biblical and philosophical hermeneutics. He is also writing a mission biography on his parents’ work in South Africa.

Dr. Grams’ personal interests include European history and gardening. He and his wife, Wendy, live with their three children, David, James and Rachel, in Charlotte, NC.

Dr. Rollin G. Grams’ Publications

• Bible and Mission: A Conversation Between Biblical Studies and Missiology, edited with I. Howard Marshall, Peter F. Penner, and Robin Routledge (Scharzenfeld, Germany: Neufeld Verlag, 2008)
• Towards an Understanding of European Baptist Identity: Listening to the Churches in Armenia, Bulgaria, Central Asia, Moldova, North Caucasus, Omsk and Poland. Co-edited with Parush Parushev. Prague: International Baptist Theological Seminary, 2006.
• Rival Versions of Theological Enquiry. Prague: International Baptist Theological Seminary, 2005.

Dr. Grams has written a number of articles in scholarly publications. His most recent article is “God, the Beneficent-the Merciful, and Jesus’s Cross: From Abstract to Concrete Theologising,” in Jesus and the Cross: Reflections of Christians from Islamic Contexts, ed. D. Singh (Oxford: Regnum/Paternoster, 2008), pp. 157-166.

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