Hans Madueme

Hans Madueme

Associate Professor of Theological Studies
On faculty since 2012



Curriculum Vitae  



PhD, Trinity Evangelical Divinity School

MDiv, Trinity Evangelical Divinity School

MA, Trinity International University

MD, Howard University College of Medicine

BS, McGill University


Professional Interests

Once upon a time, in a life far away, I completed an MD degree and a residency in internal medicine. That experience exposed me to questions at the interface of science and theology. How do they relate? What is the role of Scripture? Is full-blooded, robust Reformed theology still viable in the modern world? Those early musings led me to write a PhD dissertation in systematic theology, honing in on the doctrine of sin and difficult questions from biology.

Since arriving at Covenant in 2012, I received a two-year grant from Oxford University and a Henry Center fellowship to pursue further research in science and theology. I am currently writing a monograph that explores Christian hamartiology and its relationship to natural science (I hope to complete that project before the Eschaton). One of my long-term goals is to mobilize first-rate scholars from our Reformed tradition to make substantive contributions to the broader science-theology dialogue—both at scholarly and more popular levels.

While I enjoy academic writing, I am even more passionate about preaching and teaching. I left the practice of medicine when I caught the homiletic fever; I diagnosed a high temperature and preaching in my bones. I tend to do theology in a “homiletic” mode, for I’m most comfortable when preaching—and besides, theologians at their core are heralds of God (cf. James Stewart’s book of that title). And where would I be without teaching? Where would I be without delightful Covenant students learning about divine things? Forlorn and forsaken! I love the classroom. I relish teaching. There are moments when I’m teaching doctrine, wooing students to see and to feel the loveliness of Christ—at those moments, I tell myself: oh my goodness, it doesn’t get better than this! And, of course, my preaching and teaching infuse and shape all of my academic work. I am profoundly grateful to the Lord that we Covenant faculty have the privilege of participating every day in this remarkable calling. We are not worthy. Soli deo Gloria!


Personal Interests

I am married to Shelley Hyde Madueme and we have two children, Caleb and Zoë. My wonderful family keeps me grounded. I find endless joy in playing irritant to Covenant College linguistics professors. And unlike Kelly Kapic who has no personal life, I enjoy good fiction, British and Scandinavian crime shows, and playing board games with family and friends (alas, not as much as I’d like because my wife hates losing, and I tend to be a little, um, competitive!).


Covenant Activities

  • Faculty Moderator, The Ray Dameron Science and Theology Club, 2015-
  • Member of the Ethnic Diversity Committee, 2016-
  • Member of the Faculty Hiring Committee, GA, 2015-
  • Member of the Issues in Sexuality Committee, GA, 2014-
  • Member of the Intercultural Competencies Committee, 2014-
  • Member of the Maclellan Scholars Program Committee, 2013-
  • Member of the Spiritual Life Committee, 2013-2016
  • Member of the Student Life and Diversity Committee, 2014-2015


Professional Membership

  • Evangelical Theological Society


Beatrice Brackin

Beatrice Brackin '16 reflects on how her faith has been shaped and strengthened through the academic rigor of her major and by the caring faculty of the Biblical & Theological Studies department.

Kateland Godat

"Missions Methods and Problems. It was the first time I had ever taken a class on missionary life. It really taught me a lot about missions and how it’s not this fairytale adventure that people expect it to be. People expect missionaries to be perfect people with perfect adventurous lives, but sometimes you’re just a regular fallen person doing the average daily activities, and that’s okay."
 - Kateland Godat '19

"Introduction to the Old Testament with Dr. Scott Jones. I feel like there are classes that teach you material and classes that teach you how to think. This was one of the first Bible classes that taught me to think about scripture, not just know it. Oh, and Dr. Jones is the man."
 - Robby Bell '17

Andrew Fultz

"Doctrine I with Dr. Kapic. More distinctly than anything or anyone else at Covenant, Kapic has helped me understand what it means to intentionally pursue faithful living in every area of my life. This began in Doctrine I, but has also continued in his other classes like Doctrine II, Christology, and Christian Spirituality. One of the first concepts we wrestled with in Doctrine I discussed the dynamics of how not only does our theology inform our lives as acts of worship, but simultaneously our lives inform our theology. You’ll have to take a class with him to really begin to unpack what that means, but Kapic has really helped me grasp the significance of this idea and how to live in response to it."
 - Andrew Fultz '18
Dr. Scott Jones, professor of biblical studies, and John Holberg, director of library services, discuss the research processes students learn in the Current Issues in Biblical Studies course at Covenant College.