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Herb Ward

Herb Ward

Professor of Biblical Studies
Department Chair
On faculty since 2005

 

706.419.1261
herb.ward@covenant.edu

 

Education

DTh, University of Stellenbosch

ThM, Covenant Theological Seminary

MDiv, Covenant Theological Seminary

JD, University of Missouri School of Law

BA, Wheaton College

 

Professional Interests

I teach in the areas of Biblical Studies (primarily Old Testament) and Missions. My specific area of research has been on the Balaam narratives of Numbers 22-24. My experience as a practicing lawyer has given me a strong interest in the area of Old Testament ethics, while my service as a missionary with Mission to the World in East and South Africa has led to a strong interest in what the Old Testament has to say about the theology of mission. I am also very interested in the study and praxis of cross-cultural ministry in the world today, particularly within the Muslim world.

 

Courses regularly taught: Old Testament Introduction; New Testament Introduction; Prophets of Israel; Deuteronomy (Old Testament Ethics); Outreach to Contemporary Culture (Apologetics); Theology of Mission; and Missionary Methods and Problems.

 

Personal Interests

I am married to Kathleen Decker Ward, and we have two adult children, Laura '05 and David '07, and one daughter-in-law, David's wife Katie Bell Ward '08. (We also have two Labrador retrievers that came with us from our missionary service in South Africa.) I enjoy reading, hiking in the mountains, and playing chess.

 

Covenant Activities

I serve as adviser to the Mu Kappa ("missionary kid") Club, work with diversity students generally, and serve on the Faculty Multi-cultural committee.

 

Professional Membership

  • Member (inactive), State Bar of Michigan
  • Member, Missouri Presbytery, Presbyterian Church in America (ordained Teaching Elder)

 

Dr. Herb Ward | audio archive

Zoe Kiratzis '21

"I didn’t intend to be a Biblical and Theological Studies major when I decided on Covenant, but after getting a taste of the Bible classes here I couldn’t help but add the major. The professors are some of the best and the upper-division courses are very accessible to non-majors, which makes class discussion diverse and engaging."
  - Zoe Kiratzis '21

Ashley Parker '20

"Dr. Jones has definitely impacted my thinking. I took his Old Testament class my first semester at Covenant. He completely changed the way I viewed the Old Testament. Every class made me appreciate the OT more and more. He talked about OT stories in a way that grabbed our attention and made them feel relevant today."
 - Ashley Parker '20