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Kenneth Berding (Ken) is a Professor of New Testament at Talbot School of Theology at Biola University where he has served since 2002. He teaches courses such as Life & Letters of Paul, Biblical Interpretation & Spiritual Formation, Biblical Greek, Pauline Theology: Romans, and Apostolic Fathers. He previously taught full-time at Nyack College just north of New York City, and has taught as an adjunct professor at Westminster Theological Seminary in Philadelphia and at Alliance Theological Seminary in New York (and Ukraine and Anaheim).


Ken is happily married to Trudi, who has been his friend since his freshman year of high school. Like Philip in the Bible(!), he has four daughters, Lydia, Grace, Ela, and Ana. Ken and his wife Trudi lived in the Middle East for seven years and have many friends around the world. Both Ken and Trudi are deeply involved in the Christian community and ministry of Redemption Hill Church in Whittier, California.


Ken is a musician, playing four instruments: piano, guitar, drums, and saz (a Middle Eastern instrument). He has written many songs, including music for teaching. Some of these songs are aimed at helping people achieve biblical literacy, others for learning Greek grammar. It is not unusual to walk by one of his classes at Biola University and hear music coming out of the classroom!


Ken's education includes an undergraduate degree in theology from Multnomah University in Portland, Oregon, a graduate degree in New Testament from Talbot School of Theology in La Mirada, California (where he now teaches), and a Ph.D. degree in Hermeneutics and Biblical Interpretation from Westminster Theological Seminary in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.


Ken writes both academic and non-academic articles and books, and blogs at The Good Book Blog. His academic interests are in the New Testament (especially the Apostle Paul) and in the Apostolic Fathers (especially Polycarp). He really wants people to understand the centrality of Jesus Christ, the brevity of life, how to walk in the Spirit, and the importance of learning, loving, and living the Bible.


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