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D. Jeffrey Mooney, Ph.D.

Professor of Old Testament

Office Phone: (951) 343-4517
E-mail: jmooney@calbaptist.edu
Office Location: Eugene and Billie Yeager Center B245
Office Hours: Fall 2021 Semester MWF 7:00-8:00 (by appointment only); 3:30-4:30, T 1:00-3:00

Degree Major Emphasis Institution Year
Ph.D. Old Testament Theology Southern Baptist Theological Seminary 2003
M.Div. Divinity Beeson Divinity School 1996
B.A. Jazz Studies (Music Theory) Auburn University 1990
  • Courses Taught

    Courses Taught in the Past:
    Old Testament Survey (General Education)
    Pentateuch and Former Prophets
    Latter Prophets and Writings
    Biblical Hebrew (Sections 1-4)
    Biblical History
    Old Testament Theology/ biblical Theology
    Old Testament/ Biblical Ethics
    Old Testament Exegesis
    Systematic Theology
    New Testament

    Courses Being Taught in Fall 2021:
    CST110 (UG21) (B) Old Testament Survey -- Mon, Wed, Fri 12-1:00 PM (9/7 - 12/14/2021);
    CST210 (UG21) (A) Pentateuch and Former Prophets -- Mon, Wed, Fri 8:15-9:15 AM (9/7 - 12/14/2021);
    CST210 (UG21) (B) Pentateuch and Former Prophets -- Mon, Wed, Fri 9:30-10:30 AM (9/7 - 12/14/2021);
    CST310 (UG21) (A) Old Testament Exegesis -- Mon, Wed, Fri 10:45-11:45 AM (9/7 - 12/14/2021);
    HEB213 (UG21) (A) Biblical Hebrew I -- Mon, Wed, Fri 2:30-3:30 PM (9/7 - 12/14/2021);
    HEB313 (UG21) (DS) Intermediate Biblical Hebrew I -- TBA

  • Academic Areas & Scholarly Interests

    Biblical Theology
    Dogmatic Theology
    Old Testament/ ancient Near Eastern History
    Disability Studies
    Justice/ Ethnicity Studies
    Pastoral Ministry
    Preaching/ Communication

  • Teaching Experience at Institutions Other than CBU

    The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, 2000-2003 - Theology of Ministry

  • Research, Presentations, & Publications


    "Toward a Holistic Biblical Theology of Christian Worship," in The Southwestern Journal of Theology, Volume 63, No. 1 – Fall 2020.

    “Mum‘s the Word: Key Terms in the Prohibition of the Blemished Priest in Leviticus 21:16-24,” The Journal of the Christian Institute on Disability, Forthcoming

    "The Doctrine of Creation and Jazz Music": A Response to Craig Bartholomew and Bruce Ashford’s book, The Doctrine of Creation: A Constructive-Kuyperian Approach.
    Presented at an International Webinar Sponsored by The Kirby Laing Center for Public Theology in Cambridge.

    Paper, “Moving from Civic to Covenantal: Reading the Plain Senses of Old Testament Justice Texts,” Henry Symposium for Religion and Public Life, Calvin College, Grand Rapids Michigan, Spring 2015.

    Paper, “The Reformed in Need of Reformation: Reading the Plain Sense of the Old Testament Justice Texts for a Thorough Ecclesiology,” ETS Far West Conference, California Baptist University, Spring 2015.

    Paper, “Weaver's Ideas Have Consequences: Jazz Music and Human Flourishing,” CBU Apologetics Conference: Imagining the Good Life: Apologetics and Human Flourishing, California Baptist University, Spring 2013.

    Paper, “Leviticus 10: Priestly Pyrotechnics and the Uncommonness of YHWH,” ETS, San Diego 2008.

    Chapter, Jeff Mooney/ Jason DeRouche, "Leviticus," What the Old Testament Authors Really Cared About, (Kregel: 2013) 

    Article, "Leviticus," in the LOGOS Lexham Online Bible Dictionary, 2013.

    Article, “Israel in Slavery and Slavery in Israel” The Southern Baptist Journal of Theology 12/3 Fall 2008

    Article, “Righteousness,” Holman Illustrated Bible Dictionary,  (Broadman/ Holman: Nashville. 2003).

    Article, “Forgiveness,” Holman Illustrated Bible Dictionary,  (Broadman/ Holman: Nashville. 2003).


    " What Does the Bible Have to Teach Our Churches about Multi-Ethnic Unity?" https://www.9marks.org/article/what-does-the-bible-have-to-teach-our-churches-about-multi-ethnic-unity/

    "The Relational Must: Holiness as Relationship"

    "Holiness as Non-Compartmentalized"

    "Regeneration and Worship,” for CBU School of Music, David Toledo. 1/23/2020

    "What is it to be Human, Made as/in God’s Image” for First-Year Experience 2/5/2020

    "What is the Gospel?” for California Baptist University, Evangelism Initiative Task Force 2/20/20

    "Talk Back: The Biblical Concept of Grace in the play, Babbette’s Feast,” A Public Response and Discussion with CBU Theater Department, 2/20/20

    "On Grief, Grieving, and the Gospel” Woodcrest Christian High School, 2/11/20

    "Hebrews 12," Chapel at California Baptist University, October 2020

  • Church Membership & Activities

    Senior Pastor of Redeemer Baptist Church, 2004-Present
    3669 Madison Ave
    Riverside, CA 92504

  • Interests & Hobbies

    Family Time
    Good Food