Dr. L. Timothy Swinson

Dr. L. Timothy Swinson

Adjunct Professor

Email: swinsonlt@tntemple.edu

Education


  • B.A., University of Kansas
  • M.Div., Fuller Theological Seminary
  • Th.M., Trinity Evangelical Divinity School
    • Thesis, In Words Taught by the Spirit: An Exegetical Study of 1 Corinthians 2:6-16
  • Ph.D., Trinity Evangelical Divinity School
    • Dissertation, Γραφη in the Letters to Timothy

Academic Experience


  • Adjunct Instructor, Tennessee Temple University, January 2013-present
  • Instructional Mentor, Liberty University, January 2012-present
  • Assistant Professor, Liberty University, July 2011-present
  • Adjunct Instructor, Liberty University, November 2010-July 2011
  • Adjunct Instructor, Trinity Evangelical Divinity School, 2005-2006
  • NT Dept. Assistant, Trinity Evangelical Divinity School, 2004-2005
  • Teaching Fellow for David Pao, Trinity Evangelical Divinity School, 2000-2001

Teaching Specializations


  • New Testament Greek, Grammar and Exegesis
  • Pauline Epistles, with emphasis upon the Pastoral Epistles
  • Biblical Research and Writing

Ministry & Professional Experience


  • Pastor, Heritage Chapel, Lindenhurst, IL, February 2000-October 2012
  • Associate Pastor, Lakeland Evangelical Free Church, Gurnee, IL, May 1996-July 1999
  • Pastor, Broughton Presbyterian Church, Bloomfield, NJ, May 1991-October 1994
  • Associate Pastor, First Presbyterian Church, Tulsa, OK, July 1989-May 1991

Membership in Academic Organizations


  • Evangelical Theological Society, serving on the committee for the Pastoral Epistles Study Group
  • Associate member of the Institute of Biblical Research
  • Society of Biblical Literature

Publications & Presentations


  • What is “Scripture”? Paul’s Use of “Graphe” in the Letters to Timothy. Eugene, OR: Wipf and Stock, (forthcoming, 2014).
  • “Wind and Fire in Hebrews 1:7: A Reflection upon the Use of Psalm 104 (103)” Trinity Journal, 28:2, Fall (2007): 215-228.
  • “‘Saved by means of childbearing’: 1 Tim 2:15 as a Reflection of Paul’s Reading of Genesis 3-4” Paper presented at the annual meeting of the Evangelical Theological Society, November 15, 2012, Milwaukee, WI.
  • “The Pastoral Epistles and Perspectives Old and New” Paper presented at the annual meeting of the Evangelical Theological Society, November 17, 2011, San Francisco, CA.
  • “The OT in The Letters to Timothy: More Thoughts on Authorship” Paper presented at the annual meeting of the Evangelical Theological Society, November 18, 2009, New Orleans, LA.
  • “Πιστὸς ὁ λόγος: An Alternative Approach” Paper presented at the annual meeting of the Society of Biblical Literature, November 22, 2009, New Orleans, LA.
  • “‘Scripture (γραφή/)’ in 1 and 2 Timothy: An Exegetical Reflection” Paper presented at the annual meeting of the Evangelical Theological Society, November 20, 2008, Providence, RI.
  • “‘Faithful Sayings’ or One Faithful Word: An Alternative View of Πιστὸς ὁ λόγος in the Pastoral Epistles” Paper presented at the annual meeting of the Evangelical Theological Society, November 14, 2007, San Diego, CA.
  • “Textual Criticism and Authorship Traditions: An Examination of the Superscriptions to 1 and 2 Timothy” Paper presented at the annual meeting of the Evangelical Theological Society, November 16, 2006, Washington, D. C.
  • “The ‘We’ Effect, and Its Implications for Scripture and the Church: An Examination of 1Cor 2:12-13”Paper presented at the annual meeting of the Evangelical Theological Society, November 17, 2005, Valley Forge, PA.
  • In Words Taught by the Spirit: An Exegetical Study of 1 Corinthians 2:6-16 Th.M Thesis, Trinity Evangelical Divinity School, 2001.
  • “Pondering Relevance: Is It What We Really Want?” EFCA Beacon, May/June 2002.