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Benjamin Wilson

Benjamin Wilson

Assistant Professor of Bible
  • Department:
  • Location:
  • School:
    Undergraduate in Chicago
  • Position:
  • Start Date:
    July 2013
  • Personal Information:

    Dr Wilson is an Associate Professor of Biblical Studies at Moody Bible Institute.  He particularly enjoys preaching, teaching, and writing about the Gospels and the book of Acts, and he is passionate about helping pastors and church leaders pursue a vision for gospel proclamation and church growth that is faithful to Scripture and contextualized to the 21st century. His writings have been published in numerous academic publications, and he is the author of The Saving Cross of the Suffering Christ: The Death of Jesus in Lukan Soteriology.  Dr Wilson and his wife Rachael have four children, and they are actively involved in the life of the local church

  • Educational Background:

    BA, University of Oklahoma
    ThM, MDiv, Talbot School of Theology
    PhD, University of Cambridge


  • Publications:

    The Saving Cross of the Suffering Christ: The Death of Jesus in Lukan Soteriology. BZNW 223. Berlin: De Gruyter, 2016.

    “Suffering and Divinity in Lukan Christology.” In Divine Suffering: Theology, History, and Church Mission, edited by Andrew Schmutzer. Eugene: Wipf & Stock, forthcoming).

    “‘God’s own Blood’: Jesus’ Work as Divine Agency.” In T&T Clark Companion to Christology, edited by Darren Sumner and Chris Tilling. London: T&T Clark, forthcoming.

    “Discipleship in Acts.” In Following Jesus Christ: The New Testament Message of Discipleship for Today, edited by John Goodrich and Mark L. Strauss. Grand Rapids: Kregel Academic, 2019.

    “Jew-Gentile Relations and the Geography of Acts 10:1-11:18.”  Catholic Biblical Quarterly 80, wol. 1 (2018): 81-96.

    “Directly Addressing ‘Jesus’: The Vocative Ἰησοῦ in Luke 23:42.”  Journal of Biblical Literature 136, vol. 2 (2017): 435-449.

    “The Depiction of Church Growth in Acts.”  Journal of the Evangelical Theological Society 60, vol. 2 (2017): 317-332.

    “The Crucifixion Scene as the Climax of Lukan Inclusivity.”  Expository Times 127, vol. 9 (2016): 430-438.

    “Taking up and Raising, Fixing and Loosing:  A Chiastic Wordplay in Acts 2:23b-24.” New Testament Studies 59, vol. 3 (2013):  457-460.

     “‘Upon a Tree’ Again and Again:  Redundancy and Deut 21:23 in Acts.”  Neotestamentica 47, vol. 1 (2013):  47-67

  • Professional / Personal Interests:

    My wife Rachael and I have taken a particular interest in the married student population at Moody.  I helped to start an annual marriage retreat for Moody students, and my wife has served as a mentor in the student wives fellowship.  We also have done a fair amount of pre-marital counseling for engaged couples at Moody.

    I also serve on the chapel committee and have a particular interest in helping to shape the culture and spiritual environment of our school through our chapel programming. 

    I also enjoy preaching in a way that helps people fall in love with the Bible and respond faithfully to its message.  I speak regularly in church and para-church settings, and I would like to think that as a teacher at Moody, part of what I do is teach young Christian leaders how to talk about the Bible without causing people to fall asleep or run away!