Dan Wilson Image

Dan Wilson, Ph.D.

Professor of Biblical Studies
School of Christian Ministries

Office Phone: (951) 343-4214
E-mail: dwilson@calbaptist.edu
Office Location: Eugene and Billie Yeager Center B246
Office Hours: Fall 2021 (Mondays 8:30-10:30; Tuesdays 8:30-12:00, 3:30-4:30; Wednesdays 8:30-12:00; 1:00-2:00; Thursdays 8:30-12:00, 3:30-4:30; Fridays 8:30-10:30)

Degree Major Emphasis Institution Year
Ph.D. New Testament Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary 1995
M.Div. Theology Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary 1984
B.A. Religion/Greek Union University 1980
  • Courses Taught

    Biblical Interpretation
    Old Testament Survey
    New Testament Survey
    Introduction to Koine Greek
    Intermediate Greek
    Pentateuch & Former Prophets
    Latter Prophets & Writings
    Jesus & the Gospels
    Paul & the Early Church
    Ministry with Youth
    Current Trends in Youth Ministry
    Supervised Ministry
    International Missions Practicum

  • Academic Areas & Scholarly Interests

    New Testament Introduction
    Synoptic Gospels Study
    New Testament Interpretation of the Old Testament
    New Testament Greek
    Biblical Archaeology

  • Teaching Experience at Institutions Other than CBU

    Teaching Fellow, Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary, 1993-1995
    Adjunct Professor, Gateway Seminary, 2019-2020

  • Research, Presentations, & Publications

    Ph.D. dissertation, "Old Testament Apocalypticism as a Source of the Messianic Secret: A Traditio-historical Study of the Synoptic Transfiguration Narratives," Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary, 1995.

    "The Crucifixion of Jesus," in The Baker Illustrated Bible Handbook, Baker Books, 2011.

  • Church Membership & Activities

    The Grove Community Church, Riverside, CA (Elder)

  • Community Service & Involvement

    Pulpit supply in churches throughout Southern California

  • Interests & Hobbies

    Family: wife Georgia, adult children Cameron and Connor.
    Hobbies: Amateur artist

  • Personal Philosophy

    I am not Ezra and my audience is not Israel, but Ezra 7:10 capsulizes my life-mission: "For Ezra had set his heart to study the law of the LORD and to practice it, and to teach His statutes and ordinances in Israel" (Ezra 7:10, NASB).

    Martin Luther, before the Diet of Worms in 1521, communicates my passion for the Word of God: "I am mastered by the passages of Scripture which I have quoted, and my conscience is captive to the Word of God. I cannot and will not recant, for it is neither safe nor honest to violate one's conscience. I can do no other. Here I take my stand, God being my helper. Amen."