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Faculty Emeriti

Benny C. Aker

Professor Emeritus of New Testament Exegesis

B.A., Central Bible College
M.A.R., Concordia Seminary
Ph.D., Saint Louis University

A Bible college and seminary professor, Dr. Aker has also served as an administrator and pastor. He has editorial experience as general editor and editorial consultant for Hendrickson Publishers and book review editor for Paraclete. Dr. Aker has authored various articles and essays, included in Paraclete, Assemblies of God Educator, The Complete Biblical Library, The Quest Study Bible, Systematic Theology, Pentecostal Evangel, Dictionary of Pentecostal and Charismatic Movements, and Faces of Renewal. He also served as editor for Signs and Wonders in Ministry Today. He is a member of the Institute of Biblical Research, the Society for Pentecostal Studies, the Society of Biblical Literature, and the Evangelical Theological Society. Currently, he serves in the Evangelical Theological Society Study Group concerning “Charismatic Themes in Luke-Acts.”


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  • Article: "What Does Hollywood Have to Do with Wheaton? The Place of (Pop) Culture in Theological Reflection," Journal of the Evangelical Theological Society 43:2 (June 2000):303-14.
  • Article: Harrison, Paul V. "Pastoral Turnover and the Call to Preach," Journal of the Evangelical Theological Society 44:1 (March 2001):87-105."Strongly recommended reading for all seminary students, preachers, pastors, church members, and church officials, etc.," says Ben Aker. (Posted 10/19/2001)
  • Article: Ten Elshof, Judy. "Encouraging the Character Formation of Future Christian Leaders," Journal of the Evangelical Theological Society, 42:1 (March 1999):77-90. "This article is helpful for spiritual formation," says Ben Aker. (9/17/2001)
  • Book: Goldsworthy, Graeme. Preaching the Whole Bible as Christian Scripture (Grand Rapids: Eerdmans Publishing, 2000). Ben Aker says, "I recommend this book because it has hit at a truth that is elementary to such things as preaching, leadership decisions, and spiritual formation. While one may not agree with everything he says, his basic truth is extremely valuable." See Dr. Aker's thoughts on Biblical Theology, which Aker says are vital to understanding this book (small PDF) (10/15/2001)

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