Dongshin Chang

Don (Dongshin) Chang, Ph.D.

Associate Professor, Biblical Studies


Don's years of pastoral ministry come through in his shepherd's heart: he brings thoughtfulness, compassion, and grace to work with him everyday. Don enjoys filling his office with antique collectibles, and sitting around his table over food, good conversation, and laughter. When he's not teaching (which he does a lot of), he enjoys time with his wife and children.


  • Ph.D. in Religions and Theology (Biblical Studies), University of Manchester, 2014
  • M.A. in Biblical Studies (with Distinction), Trinity Western University, 2005
  • M.Div. in Theology (Summa Cum Laude), Sungkyul Christian University (An Yang, Korea) and Canadian Theological Seminary, 2001
  • B.A., Chung–Ang University, Seoul, Korea, 1998

Academic Presentations

  • “Jesus as Moses and Aaron: Hebrews’ Reading of OT Traditions for the Priestly Christology of the New Covenant Era” at Korean Biblical Colloquium of Society of Biblical Literature Annual International Meeting in Seoul, Korea, 3–7 July, 2016.
  • “Phinehas: A Source for High Priests in the Second Temple Judaism” at Function of Apocryphal and Pseudepigraphal Writings in Early Judaism and Early Christianity Section of Society of Biblical Literature Annual Meeting in Atlanta, Georgia, 21–24 November, 2015.
  • “An Idiomatic Usage of the Priestly Covenantal Language in the Dead Sea Scrolls: A Case Study” at Canadian Society of Biblical Studies Annual Meeting in Ottawa, 31 May, 2015.
  • “The Combined Concept of Priesthood and Covenant in Hebrews” at Evangelical Theological Society Annual Meeting in San Diego, 20 November 2014.
  • “Phinehas, Zeal and Fatherhood in 1 Maccabees and Related Texts” at References to the Patriarchs in the Dead Sea Scrolls: A Manchester, Newton Fellowship, and Nordic Network Symposium at the University of Manchester, 24-26 July 2013.

Courses Taught

  • BIB 500Q Introduction to the Biblical Studies
  • BIB 505Q Hermeneutics
  • BOT 670Q Exposition of Isaiah
  • MCS 810 Graduate Project (TA for Prof. Kent Anderson)
  • KDMN 906 A Biblical Theology of Kingdom Leadership Serving the Missio Dei (TA for Prof. Larry Perkins)
  • KDMN 900, 900b Introduction to the Program (TA for Prof. Larry Perkins)


  • Associate Professor, Biblical Studies, Northwest Seminary & College, 2022-present
  • Assistant Professor of Biblical Studies, Northwest Seminary, 2016-2022
  • Youth Pastor, Joyful Fellowship Church, Coquitlam, BC, Present
  • Lead Pastor, Shilim Jeil Sungkyul Church, Seoul, Korea, 2005–2008
  • Assistant Pastor, The Church of the Sent, Langley, BC, 2002–2004
  • Worship Pastor, Regina Korean Church, Regina, SK, 1999–2000


  • Biblical Studies, High Priest and Priesthood in the Second Temple Period, Dead Sea Scrolls


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