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WSC Appoints Dr. Nick Brennan as Associate Professor of New Testament

Westminster Seminary California (WSC) is pleased to announce the appointment of Dr. Nick Brennan as Associate Professor of New Testament, effective July 1, 2020. An alumnus of WSC, Dr. Brennan has been serving as Lecturer in New Testament at Queensland Theological College in Australia since 2017.

"We are so grateful that Dr. Nick Brennan will be joining the faculty of WSC,” President Joel E. Kim commented. “Dr. Brennan is a wonderful biblical scholar who has done remarkable work on Hebrews and a seasoned pastor who will bring years of pastoral ministry experience into the classroom. Preparing specialists in the Bible for the church is our mission, and I am excited that our students will get a chance to learn from such a wonderful scholar-pastor."

A native of the United Kingdom, Dr. Brennan received his MSci. in Theoretical Physics from the University of Durham (U.K.). He earned his M.A. in Biblical Studies from WSC in 2012. Dr. Brennan completed his Ph.D. in Theology at the University of Otago (New Zealand) in 2018. His dissertation, which was named a 2018 Exceptional Doctoral Thesis at the University of Otago, is titled, “The Son as God: The Theological Salience of Divine Christology in the Epistle to the Hebrews.” Prior to his appointment at Queensland Theological College, he served as Lecturer in Greek and Systematic Theology at Grace Theological College in Auckland, New Zealand.

Dr. Brennan has taught many New Testament courses, including Jesus and the Gospels, Early New Testament Church, Epistle to the Hebrews, John’s Gospel, Romans, Principles of Interpretation, Christian Worship, Advanced Preaching workshops, NT Greek, and Advanced NT Greek Exegesis. In 2019, he taught The Divinity of Jesus Christ in the New Testament at Westminster Seminary California. Dr. Brennan has delivered several papers at academic conferences, including the ANZATS Annual Meeting and the ACT Academic Research Seminars. He is proficient in Koine Greek, biblical Hebrew, academic French, academic German, and Japanese. Dr. Brennan is an ordained Teaching Elder in the Grace Presbyterian Church of New Zealand (GPCNZ), having served as a pastor in two churches from 2012-17.

Dr. Brennan and his wife, Inge, have three children. He joins Dr. Bradley J. Bitner as new faculty additions in the New Testament department at WSC.