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S. M. Baugh

Professor of New Testament

What is Adoption?

Dr. Baugh has taught at Westminster Seminary California since 1983. He is a minister in the Orthodox Presbyterian Church and is actively engaged in preaching and teaching at Escondido Orthodox Presbyterian Church and elsewhere.

One of Dr. Baugh’s main concerns has been to develop a more effective and integrated curriculum in Greek instruction for the Seminary. To this end, he wrote the two main textbooks used for Greek I-III: New Testament Greek for Interpreters (second edition) and A First John Reader. Dr. Baugh was a contributor to the award-winning Zondervan Illustrated Bible Backgrounds Commentary and The ESV Study Bible. He has written scholarly articles for such anthologies as Women in the Church; Still Sovereign: Contemporary Perspectives on Election, Foreknowledge, and Grace; Marriage and Family in the Biblical World; Covenant, Justification, and Pastoral Ministry and The Law Is Not of Faith. He has also written for journals such as New Testament Studies, Journal of the Evangelical Theological Society, and Westminster Theological Journal. Recently, he has written a commentary on Ephesians in the Evangelical Exegetical Commentary series.

Dr. Baugh and his wife, Kathy, have two grown daughters and a son and live in Valley Center on "The Lazy B Ranch.”

What I Want to Instill in My Students
“I believe that a seminary in particular should be small enough to allow the students and faculty to get to know one another as people. We are a tightly-knit community working together. This was a big reason why I came to Westminster Seminary California and something that I try to maintain as a faculty member.”

Areas of Interest and Research
Ephesians and Hebrews; Kingdom of God; covenant theology

An interview with S. M. Baugh