Faculty Member Roger Hahn

Roger Hahn

Professor of New Testament; Willard H. Taylor Chair of Biblical Theology

Faculty Member Roger Hahn

Roger Hahn

Professor of New Testament; Willard H. Taylor Chair of Biblical Theology
rlhahn@nts.edu
816.268.5495
Download CV

I understand my calling to be to live at the intersection of academic study of Scripture and ministry in a local church. God has graciously allowed me to live out this calling both at the seminary and in a local church. The work I do at the seminary is, rightly, academic in nature and I pursue excellence in terms of helping students become aware of the latest insights of scholarship. Almost every area of study related to Scripture interests me from Biblical Archaeology, to Biblical Theology, to exegesis of Hebrew and Greek texts, to the various criticisms and methods developed across the 20th century, to the theological interpretation movement that has arisen in the past 20 years or so.

But I am also very interested in the question of how the academic resources we enjoy in the seminary context can be appropriately made use of in local church ministries. I have served as a pastor, an associate teaching pastor, evangelist, adult Sunday School teacher, and curriculum writer of discipleship materials. I am grateful that God allows me to bring the fruit of my academic study to these contexts to help people become more fully devoted followers of Jesus Christ.

I am an outdoors person. I enjoy walking and working on my 9-acre place south of Olathe, Kansas. Hiking and camping in Colorado are my favorite vacation activities. My wife and I enjoy gardening, caring for our chickens and getting started in raising a few cattle.

Reading and Interpreting the Gospels, The Foundry, forthcoming.


“How Did Paul Support Himself Financially,” article in Illustrated Bible Life, March-May, 2019, forthcoming.


“Whatever Happened to the ‘Old Man’?”, article in Illustrated Bible Life, March-May, 2019, forthcoming.


“Commentary on Luke,” Illustrated Bible Life, December 2018-February 2019, forthcoming.


“Why Hast Thou Forsaken Me?” article in Illustrated Bible Life, March-May, 2017, 12-13.


“Jesus as ‘Son of David’,” article in Illustrated Bible Life, December-February, 2016-2017, 12-13.


“How Did Mark End His Gospel?” article in Illustrated Bible Life, March-May, 2016, 16-17.


“Commentary on Galatians: The Superiority of the Gospel,” Illustrated Bible Life, March-May, 2015, 5-29.



Recent Presentations:


“Tuck in Your Tunic,” a sermon presented to the Southern California District Church of the Nazarene Holiness Summit, Riverside, CA, February 17, 2018.


“Connecting Heaven and Earth,” a sermon presented to the Kansas City Metro Area Wesleyan/Holiness Pastors Meeting, Olathe, KS, October 19, 2017.


“Toward a Theology of Sexuality,” a paper presented to the Kansas City Metro Area Wesleyan/Holiness Pastors Meeting, Olathe, KS, October 19, 2017.


“Holiness in Jesus and Paul,” a CEU workshop for Pastors of the Puerto Rico East and Puerto Rico West Districts of the Church of the Nazarene, San Juan, Puerto Rico, August 25-26, 2017.


“How to Teach the Bible,” workshop presented for SDMI at General Assembly, Indianapolis, IN, June 22. 2017.


“How to Teach the Bible,” workshop presented for SDMI at General Assembly, Indianapolis, IN, June 22. 2017.


“To Boldly Go Where the Church Has Gone Before,” Commencement Address, Nazarene Theological Seminary, Kansas City, MO, May 7, 2017.


“From Text to Sermon,” two presentations as the Worship, Work, Church: A Conversation about the Transforming Power of Communal Worship, the Northwest Nazarene University Wesley Conference, Nampa, ID, February 2 and 3, 2017.


“Strategies for Spiritual Formation,” a workshop at the SDMI TEACH Conference, Cincinnati, OH, August 13, 2016.


“How to Teach the Bible,” a workshop at the SDMI TEACH Conference, Cincinnati, OH, August 13, 2016.


“How to Understand the Bible,” a workshop at the SDMI TEACH Conference, Cincinnati, OH, August 13, 2016.


“A Biblical Theology of Compassion,” a workshop at Living in the Margins: A Compassion Conference at Olivet Nazarene University, Bourbonnais, IL, July 16, 2016.


“Toward a Theology of Sexuality,” a paper presented to the Emerging Issues Conference at Nazarene Theological Seminary, Kansas City, MO, April 1, 2016.


“Becoming the Gospel in Paul: How Congregations Participate in the Mission of God,” a presentation at the Bronx Bethany Church of the Nazarene annual theology conference, The Bronx, New York, October 24, 2015.


“Entering the Kingdom of God: How People Participate in the Mission of God,” a presentation at the Bronx Bethany Church of the Nazarene annual theology conference, The Bronx, New York, October 24, 2015.


“Holiness and God’s Concern for the Marginalized: The Bible Speaks,” a presentation at M-15 Conference, USA/Canada Church of the Nazarene, Kansas City as part of the NTS Track on Ministry to Immigrants, February 10, 2015.


“The Role of Preaching in Worship,” a presentation in the Pre-Conference Symposium on Worship leading into the M-15 Conference, USA/Canada Church of the Nazarene, Kansas City, February 9, 2015.


“Nazarenes and a Wesleyan Interpretation of Scripture,” A Presentation to Pastors on the Tennessee District Church of the Nazarene on the campus of Trevecca Nazarene University, Nashville, Tennessee, August 22, 2013.

Education

PhD, Duke University
MDiv. Nazarene Theological Seminary
MA, Bethany Nazarene College (now Southern Nazarene University)
AB, Bethany Nazarene College

Academic Affiliations

Institute for Biblical Research
Society of Biblical Literature
Wesleyan Theological Society

Teaching/Research Interests

Greek exegesis, biblical theology, New Testament exegesis, Cultural backgrounds of the Bible, The Gospel of Matthew, Romans

Classes Taught

Biblical Hermeneutics
New Testament Theology
Pauline Theology
Old Testament Theology
The Gospel of Matthew
The Gospel of John
The Epistle to the Romans
The 2nd Epistle to the Corinthians
Christological Epistles (English)
Christological Epistles (Greek)
Cultural Backgrounds of the Biblical World
The Epistle to the Hebrews
Genesis
Deuteronomy
Introduction to Christian Preaching
Biblical Preaching: Matthew
Biblical Preaching: Genesis
Biblical Preaching: 2 Corinthians

Ordination

Elder, Church of the Nazarene

Local Church Involvement

Adult Sunday School Teacher, Member of the Sanctuary Choir, Holy Week Ensemble, Lead an annual Passover Seder, Teaching Pastor

©2018 Nazarene Theological Seminary. All Rights Reserved. | Powered by Tension Group

Log in with your credentials

Forgot your details?