Dave Nienhuis’ teaching and research interests lie at the intersection of several theological sub-disciplines – biblical studies, church history, doctrine, and Christian formation – that join in a set of questions frequently considered by those who approach scripture from a theological perspective: What is the nature and function of the Christian Bible? What factors occasioned its ancient emergence and canonical formation? What is the hermeneutical significance of its final form?
Dr. Nienhuis teaches undergraduate courses in scripture, Christian formation, and reconciliation studies for the School of Theology at Seattle Pacific University, as well as graduate courses in scripture for Seattle Pacific Seminary. He is also available as a retreat speaker and church educator.
Education: BA, Seattle Pacific University, 1990; MDiv, Duke University Divinity School, 1996; PhD, University of Aberdeen, Scotland. At SPU 1999-2001, and since 2004.