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Gabriel Estrada, M.Div.

Visiting Professor of Old Testament

Office Phone: (951) 552-8973
E-mail: gestrada@calbaptist.edu
Office Location: BUS 240
Office Hours: Tue/Thur 12-2pm; Wed. 9am-2pm

Degree Major Emphasis Institution Year
M.Div. Biblical Studies Beeson Divinity School Dec. 2012
B.A. Bachelor of Applied Theology (BAT) California Baptist University Apr. 2009
  • Additional Education

    Currently working on the last stages in a Ph.D. program at Gateway Seminary. Dissertation: Toward a Missional Reading of the Psalter.

  • Courses Taught

    Old Testament Survey traditional
    Old Testament Survey hybrid
    Old Testament Survey synchronic
    New Testament traditional
    New Testament synchronic

  • Academic Areas & Scholarly Interests

    Biblical Studies. Macro-structural analysis of the Psalter. Missional reading of the Psalms of Ascent.

  • Teaching Experience at Institutions Other than CBU

    Taught as an adjunct for 3 years.
    Taught Systematic Theology and New Testament Studies at Woodcrest High School.
    Taught in the public school system for 3 years.

  • Research, Presentations, & Publications

    Presentation at ETS Regional (4/23/21). "Romans 15:16-21: Priests Among the Nations—Israel’s Eschatological Story of Restoration."
    Presentation at SoTL Summit (10/7/21). "Did They Learn It Here?: Using effect size to measure student learning."

  • Church Membership & Activities

    Immanuel Baptist Church of Highland

  • Community Service & Involvement

    For the past three years partnering with the mobilization department to serve on International Service Projects (ISP).
    Working with TLC to host Faith Integration Bible Studies for faculty.
    Hosting Biblical Rooted events to promote CST Majors and Minors.
    Hosting Theolatté events to encourage student retention.
    Hosting summer and winter Bible studies for CBU Students.
    Leading discipleship groups on CBU campus.

  • Interests & Hobbies

    I enjoy spending time with my wife and seven children. I like trekking, camping, and anything outdoors. One of my hobbies is figuring out educational technology.

  • Personal Philosophy

    Over the years, I have referred back to Mark 6:34 as my favorite verse for several reasons. First, I am amazed to read how Jesus expressed compassion for the lost. Mark records that Jesus “saw the great crowd and he had compassion on them because they were like sheep without a shepherd.” Second, I am encouraged to see how Jesus responded to the lost by shepherding them through teaching. Although in this passage Jesus provides for their physical need of hunger, he first addresses their spiritual need and leads them in the instruction of God’s word. Third, there is an important lesson here to remember as a teacher of God’s word that compassion precedes instruction, and instruction is never disconnected from compassion—the perfect blend of love and truth. I pray the LORD will open the eyes of my heart to see the needs of my students, so that I may teach God’s word with passion for his glory.