Frank Chan, Ph.D.

Subject Areas

Christian Ministry, Biblical Studies, Research & Composition

About

Frank Chan, Ph.D.

Frank Chan, Ph.D.


Education


2001 Ph.D. in Hermeneutics and Biblical Interpretation, Westminster Theological Seminary, Philadelphia, PA


1991 M.A. in New Testament Studies, Trinity Evangelical Divinity School, Deerfield, IL


1985 B.A. in Mathematics and Biblical Studies, Wheaton College, Wheaton, IL



Publications


Book review of “Joshua W Jipp, The Messianic Theology of the New Testament (Eerdmans, 2020) in Journal of the Evangelical theological Society 65.2 (2020):, forthcoming.


“Ephesians,” “Colossians” and “Philemon” in Kenneth Berding and Matthew Williams, eds., What the New Testament Authors Really Cared About (Kregel, 2008), 170-175, 182-187, 204-207.


“Biblical Materials for a Theology of Cultural Diversity: A Proposal,” in Annie N. Mundeke, ed., Understanding Diversity: Theological Views on Diversity (Dubuque: Kendall / Hunt Publications, 2005), 139-147.


Book review of “Murray J. Harris, 2 Corinthians (NIGTC)” in Journal of the Evangelical Theological Society 49 (2006): 173-77.


Book review of “Andreas J. Kostenberger, John (BECNT)” in Journal of the Evangelical Theological Society 48 (2005): 647-650.

Book review of “Grant R. Osborne, Romans (IVPNTC)” in Journal of the Evangelical Theological Society 48 (2005): 153-156.


Book review of “David Lee, Luke’s Stories of Jesus: Theological Reading of Gospel Narrative and the Legacy of Hans Frei,” in Journal of the Evangelical Theological Society 44 (2001): 533-535.

With Ron Walborn, “Stewardship and the Kingdom of God,” Alliance Academic Review (May 2001): 25-55.

Short articles in: Dictionary of Biblical Imagery, ed. by Tremper Longman, Leland Ryken and Jim Wilhoit (InterVarsity Press, 1999) and Everyday Study Bible (Word, 1996)



Conference Papers


With Ezra Sohn, “Attitudes of Asian American Christians Who Left Their Ethnic Churches For Non-Ethnic Churches,” Nyack Scholars Symposium, November 8, 2017


“Evidence of Transition in the NT Concept of Apostleship in 1 Cor 15:5-7: A Challenge to the Traditional Evangelical View?” (Annual Meeting of the Evangelical Theological Society, Baltimore, MD, November, 2013).


“Apostles in Ephesians 2:20, 3:5 and 4:11: Founding Fathers of the Universal Church or Foundation-Building Leaders at Ephesus? (Northeastern Regional Meeting of the Evangelical Theological Society, Schenectady, NY, April, 2010).


“Apostles in 1 Cor 12:28-29 and 1 Cor 4:9: Founding Fathers of the Universal Church or Foundation-Building Leaders at Corinth?” (Annual Meeting of the Evangelical Theological Society, November, Washington DC, 2009)


“Flaws in J. B. Lightfoot’s Cessationist Concept of Apostleship: A Critique of the So-Called ‘Eyewitness of the Resurrection’ Requirement” (Annual Meeting of the Evangelical Theological Society, Providence, RI, November 2008)


“Recognizing ‘Elasticity’ and ‘Growth’ in the Fulfillment of Kingdom Prophecies: A Key to Resolving the Millennium Debate” (Annual Meeting of the Evangelical Theological Society, San Diego, CA, November 2007)


“The Apostleship of Jesus as the Basis for Redefining Apostleship Along Non-Cessationist Lines” (Annual Meeting of the Evangelical Theological Society, Washington DC, November 2006)


“The Interplay between Jewish and Patristic Exegesis in Melito of Sardis’ Peri Pascha” (Annual Meeting of the Evangelical Theological Society in Valley Forge, PA, November 2005)


“Intelligent Design as Apologetic Argument: Advancing the Discussion Beyond Darwin’s Black Box” (Northeastern Regional Meeting of the Evangelical Theological Society in Nyack, NY, April 2005)


“Apostles and Prophets as the Foundation of the Church: Rethinking a Popular Cessationist Argument from Ephesians 2:20” (Annual Meeting of the Evangelical Theological Society in San Antonio, TX, November, 2004)



Teaching Experience


1999-pres. Professor in Bible, Nyack College and Alliance Theological Seminary, Nyack and New York City campuses

Taught undergraduate courses in Christian Foundations; Intro to Biblical Studies; Old Testament Literature; New Testament Literature; Intro to Spiritual Formation; Nyack Heritage; First and Second Year Greek; Exegesis; Orientation to Biblical Languages; Synoptic Gospels; John; Romans; Revelation; Holy Spirit and His Gifts; Jewish People and Prophecy; The Church; Male and Female in Biblical Perspective; The Thought of Brian McLaren; Hermeneutics; The Theology of Disability and Innovation in Theology. Taught in the Nyack College Prison Education program at Fishkill Correctional Facility


Taught master's level graduate courses in Matthew, Hebrews, Revelation, Gospel of John, Biblical Theology, Biblical Exegesis, and Summative-Integrative paper.


Taught doctoral level course in Research Methods Seminar


Taught online undergraduate course in New Testament Literature and online grad course in Reading the New Testament and in Biblical Theology


Administrative Experience


2012-pres Doctor of Ministry Dissertation Coordinator, Alliance Theological Seminary, Nyack campus and New York City campus. Created the dissertation program, designing all its phrases, guiding all dissertations from conception to oral defense.


2019-pres Director of Master of Arts in Biblical Studies program, Master of Arts in Biblical Literature, Alliance Theological Seminary in New York City Campus.


2005-pres Department Head, Dept of Biblical and Theological Studies, Nyack College, Nyack campus


2009-2011 Associate Dean, College of Bible and Christian Ministry, Nyack College, Nyack and New York City campuses


2012-present Member, Institutional Review Board, Nyack College and Alliance Theological Seminary


2011-2013 Chair, Northeast Region of the Evangelical Theological Society


2007-2010 Co-chair, Middles States Commission 2010 Accreditation Self Study for Nyack College and Alliance Theological Seminary


2018-20, Chair, Tenure and Promotion Committee, Nyack College and Alliance Theological

2006-07 Seminary, Nyack and New York City campuses


  1. Faculty President, Nyack College and Alliance Theological Seminary, Nyack and New York City campuses


Awards and Scholarly Societies


∙ Faculty Commitment to Mission Award, Nyack College, 2015

  • Online Educator of the Year, 2011

  • Tenured, Nyack College, 2006

  • Licensed worker, Christian and Missionary Alliance, 2005-present

  • Member of the Wheaton College Scholastic Honor Society; Evangelical Theological Society

∙ Listed in Who’s Who Among America’s Teachers, 7th –9th ed., Oct, 2001-05


References: Available upon demand


Most Recent Reviews

 
Courses
Courses