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Michael J. Wilkins

Distinguished Professor of New Testament Language and Literature

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Dr. Wilkins specializes in New Testament theology, Christology, and discipleship. The former Dean of the Faculty and Chair of the New Testament Department, he now focuses on teaching advanced exegesis classes. He is author of Matthew (NIVAC); Following the Master: Biblical Theology of Discipleship; “Matthew” (ZIBBC); In His Image: Reflecting Christ in Everyday Life; and Discipleship in the Ancient World and Matthew’s Gospel (2nd ed.), among others. Dr. Wilkins was co-editor of Worship, Theology and Ministry in the Early Church (Festschrift for Ralph P. Martin) and with J.P. Moreland, Jesus Under Fire. He published articles in the Los Angeles Herald Examiner, Society of Biblical Literature, Anchor Bible Dictionary, Dictionary of Jesus and the Gospels, Discipleship Journal, and Evangelical Dictionary of Biblical Theology, among others. He is a visiting professor at international schools, including University of Aberdeen, Asian Graduate School of Theology, Chongshin Theological Seminary, and Sheffield University. Dr. Wilkins is ordained in the Evangelical Free Church of America, and is the former senior pastor of two EFCA churches. He has been married to his wife Lynne for over 44 years, and they have two married daughters and two granddaughters.