Timothy Gombis

Associate Professor of New Testament


Ph.D., University of St. Andrews
Th.M., The Master’s Seminary
M.Div., The Master’s Seminary
B.S., Liberty University

Biographical Information

Timothy Gombis graduated from Liberty University with a B.S. in Political Studies and Theology. He went on to receive his M.Div. and Th.M. from the Master’s Seminary in Sun Valley, California. In 2005, Gombis earned his Ph.D. from the University of St. Andrews in St. Andrews, Scotland. At Cornerstone University, Dr. Gombis serves as Associate Professor of New Testament. He is a member of the Evangelical Theological Society, the Society of Biblical Literature, Tyndale Fellowship and the Institute for Biblical Research. Gombis has two recently published books, The Drama of Ephesians: Participating in the Triumph of God (Downers Grove, IL: IVP Academic, 2010) and Paul: A Guide for the Perplexed (New York: T&T Clark, 2010). He has dozens of published articles, presentations, and book reviews.

Gombis’ research interests include Pauline theology and encounters between biblical theology and contemporary culture and politics. In his spare time, he enjoys golf, baseball and ancient Greek and Roman history.


Paul, Timothy Gombis    The Drama of Ephesians, Timothy Gombis

Select Presentations

  • “The Last Holdout Against the New Perspective? Paul’s ‘Analogy’ in Romans 4:4-5,” presented at the Midwest Regional meeting of the ETS, April 2011.
  • “Pistis Christou: Intentionally Ambiguous,” invited paper presented to a special session at the ETS National Meeting, November 2010.
  • “The True Impact of Online Education: A Theological Perspective,” presented with Don Humphreys, Sixteenth International Conference on Learning, University of Barcelona, Spain, July 1, 2009.
  • “Romans as a Letter from Paul to the Church(es) in Rome: A Pastoral/Apocalyptic Reading of Romans 5-8,” invited paper presented to the Hermeneutics Study Group, ETS National Meeting, November 2007