Faculty Spotlight: Dr. David E. Bosworth

Meet Dr. David E. Bosworth

Degrees and Experience
  • Ph.D., New Testament (Evangelische Theologische Faculteit Leuven)
  • Th.M., Historical Theology (Dallas Theological Seminary)
  • B.A., Biblical Studies (The Master's College)
Biography and Professional Achievements

David Bosworth is passionate about seeing students figure out how to use their knowledge, talents, and experiences to share the truth of the gospel around the world. What a blessing to know that God is at work in all corners of this globe! He teaches in the area of New Testament and oversees the Intercultural Ministries courses.

Presentations & Academic Papers
  • "Honor, Shame and Morality in Corinth: An Alternate Explanation for Acceptance of Incest" Society of Biblical Literature (Denver, CO in 2022)
  • "What's for (the Lord's) Supper?: Corinthian Identity Formation through Ritual Dining" Evangelische Theologiche Faculteit Colloquium (Leuven, Belgium in 2021)
  • "Surprising Spirituality: Pauline Appropriation of Pagan Morality to Define Group Norms" Evangelische Theologische Faculteit Colloquium (Leuven, Belgium in 2020)
  • "Boundaries and Black Sheep in Corinth: the Heuristic Value of Subjective Group Dynamics in Evaluating Derogation of Deviant In-Group Members" Society of Biblical Literature (San Diego, CA in 2019)
  • "Let the Rocks Cry Out: Aspirations toward Experiential Education" CCU Faculty Table Talk (Lakewood, CO in 2019)
  • "Heuristic Value of Social Scientific Criticism of the New Testament for Insider Movement Perspective" Evangelical Missiological Society Regional Meeting (Littleton, CO in 2019)
  • "Paul's Use of the Old Testament for In-group and Out-group designations in Corinth" New Testament Scholar's Symposium (Pretoria, South Africa in August 2017)
  • "Missionary Member Care" TEAM Panel Discussion (Littleton, CO in 2016)
  • "Insider Movement Perspective Considered through the Lens of Social Scientific Criticism of the New Testament" Evangelische Theologische Faculteit Colloquium (Leuven, Belgium in 2016)
  • "The Controversial Complications of Missional Leadership by Millennials" Evangelical Missiological Society National Conference Paper (Dallas, TX in 2015)
  • "Beyond Excellence in Short Term Mission to Cohesion" Missio Nexus Mission Leader's Conference (Atlanta, GA in 2014)
  • "When Things Go Wrong in the Field - Risk Management for the Worst Case Scenario" National Short Term Mission Conference (Tucson, AZ in 2012)
  • "Short Term Mission from the Majority World: Assimilating Effective Intercultural Teams" (Paper co-authored with Lorraine Bosworth) Evangelical Missiological Society Annual Conference (Broomfield, CO in 2008)
Professional Contributions
  • U.S. Director, Zodhiates International New Testament Study Center in Athens, Greece (2011- present)
  • Research Associate in New Testament and Related Literature, University of Pretoria in South Africa (2017 - present)
  • Executive Director, Short Term Mission Toolbox (2011-2016)
  • "Group Boundedness in Corinth: Apocalyptic Dualism, Alternate Social Control, Paraenetic Expectation and Fictive Kinship." Jacobus Kok, Martin Webber, Jermo van Nes, ed. 2019. Drawing and Transcending Boundaries in the New Testament and Early Christianity. Beitrage zum Verstehen der Bible 38. Zurich: LIT VERLAG.
  • "Inerrancy of Scripture" Review of Books, Culture, Media, Life in the 21st Century (Fall 2014).
  • "White Paper: Impact of Christian Semester Abroad on Retention, Revenue and Alumni Giving" American Bavarian Exchange (2013).
  • Youthworker Journal Online Article Series (2011):
    • "Successful Mission Fundraiser Checklist"
    • "You Don't Need a Psychologist to Debrief Your Mission Teams"
    • "Don't Pick the First Person Who Offers as Your Mission Team Leader"
    • "Are You Ready for a Med Evac?"
    • "Three Mission Travel Mistakes that Are Easily Avoided"
    • "Four Ways You Don't Want to Save Money on Your Mission Trip"
    • "How to Find the Best Short-Term Mission Search Engines Online"
Professional Societies
  • Evangelical Missiological Society
  • Evangelical Theological Society
  • Missio Nexus
  • U.S. Standards of Excellence in Short-Term Mission
  • Society of Biblical Literature