Larry Perkins, Ph.D.

Dr. Larry Perkins

Dr. Larry Perkins

Professor of Biblical Studies

Since 1978 Dr. Perkins has taught biblical studies at undergraduate and graduate level. His primary focus is New Testament, particularly exegetical and hermeneutical issues related to the Gospel of Mark, 1 Peter and Galatians. He also teaches New Testament Theology, Exposition of Romans, Jesus and the Kingdom, Greek Exegesis and a Doctor of Ministry Course entitled “Spiritual Leadership in the New Testament”. Dr. Perkins served as President of Northwest Baptist Seminary from 2000-2010, providing leadership for Northwest Baptist Seminary, one of the five seminaries that partner to form the Associated Canadian Theological Schools of Trinity Western University. He served as Dean of ACTS from 1995-2004, giving broad academic direction to the academic development of ACTS, the Graduate School of Theological Studies for Trinity Western University. He also is one of the founding members of the Institute for Septuagint Studies at Trinity Western University. He remains active in church ministry, serving as an elder of SouthRidge Fellowship Baptist Church, Langley, B.C. He is a member of the Society of Biblical Literature, a fellow of the Institute for Biblical Research and a member of the International Society of Septuagint and Cognate Studies.

Recent research and publications relate to the Greek translation of Exodus, the Gospel of Mark, and the use of the Old Testament in the New Testament.

Courses Being Taught

  • BIL 502 Greek Exegesis I
  • BIE 600 – Greek Exegesis II  — pay for the course CD here:
  • BIE 712 Exposition of Matthew’s Gospel
  • BIE 714 – Exposition of Mark’s Gospel
  • DMN 914 Spiritual Leadership in the New Testament
  • PTH 606 Doing God’s Business, Theology of Work
  • BIE 640 Septuagint Studies

Viewable Articles

  • All articles by Dr. Perkins posted on this site
  • Greater than Solomon (LINK)
  • Mark’s Language of Religious Conflict (LINK)
  • Kingdom, Messianic Authority and the Re-constituting of God’s People – Tracing The Function of Exodus Material in Mark’s Narrative
  • Why the “Finger of God” in Luke 11:20? (PDF)
  • “Let the Reader Understand” – a Contextual Interpretation of Mark 13:14 (PDF)
  • Exagoge or Exodus – What Changed and Why (PDF)
  • Septuagint Studies and Evangelicalism – Using the Bible Paul Used (LINK)
  • Atonement in 1st Peter (PDF)
  • Competing With Integrity in Kingdom Work (PDF)
  • Examples of Duality in Mark (PDF)
  • The Delicate Dance of Congregational Government (LINK)
  • The Lord is a Warior (PDF)
  • KURIOS – Proper Name or Title in Greek Exodus (PDF)

New Testament Studies

Baptist Studies

  • Locating Ourselves as Fellowship of Evangelical Baptist Churches (PDF)

Septuagint Studies

Studies on the Atonement

Studies on Church and Leadership

Articles in other Publications


  • Loving Sunday, Loving Monday
  • Best Practices for Church Boards: Basic
  • Best Practices for Church Boards: Advanced
  • Deep Gospel must be Full Gospel (PDF)

Bible Study Materials

  • Parables of Jesus, Parables of Grace: Introductory Bible Studies (PDF)

Baptism – Inaugural Spirituality

Studies in the New Testament Understanding of Baptism

  • Biblical Theology of Baptism : Jesus (PDF)
  • Biblical Theology of Baptism : Paul (PDF)
  • Biblical Theology of Baptism : Peter (PDF)
  • Baptism – First Module Outline (PDF)
  • Baptism – Second Module Outline (PDF)
  • Baptism – Third Module Outline (PDF)

Links to Personal Websites

Areas of Interest – Professional

Markan Studies – narrative and rhetorical analysis of the Gospel narrative with a view to discerning more clearly its particular theological emphasis. Petrine Studies – narrative and rhetorical analysis of the First Epistle of Peter with a view to discerning more clearly its particular theological emphasis. Septuagint Studies – contributing the translation of Exodus to the New English Translation of the Septuagint, with a commentary on the Greek Text of Exodus under development. Leadership – understanding the theological dimensions of Christian leadership as expressed within the New Testament and their current implications.

Areas of Interest – Personal

Reading, family activities, gardening, hiking.

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