Dr. Tim Laniak’s twin passions of the Bible and cross-cultural ministry have overlapped since his first overseas study program at Wheaton College in the 1970s. While continuing his education at Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary, Jerusalem University College, Brandeis University and Harvard University, Tim has studied and ministered in over 30 countries. Since 1997 Tim has served the Church at Gordon-Conwell Seminary in Charlotte, North Carolina, as Dean, Professor of Biblical Studies, Mentor for the Christian Leadership Doctor of Ministry Track, Director of the Urban Ministry Program and most recently as Senior Professor and Resident Scholar for Bible Engagement. Tim founded ShepherdLeader Ministries (ShepherdLeader.com) after an extraordinary year of research among Bedouin shepherds in the Middle East. Two books from this research, Shepherds After My Own Heart and While Shepherds Watch Their Flocks, are widely used in academic and ministry contexts. Tim is Co-Founder of BibleJourney, Inc. (BibleJourney.com), an interactive Bible curriculum that merges cutting edge technology, advanced adult pedagogy, and rich visual and written content. BibleJourney recently completed its 6-course curriculum and is now available for churches, ministries, organizations and schools. Tim recently became the Senior Vice President of Global Content for Our Daily Bread Ministries.
Dr. Laniak has also authored Shame and Honor in the Book of Esther (Scholars Press, 1997), the NIBC commentary on the book of Esther (Hendrickson Publishers, 2003) and Handbook for Hebrew Exegesis (Logos, 2010), and Finding the Lost Images of God (Zondervan Ancient Context, Ancient Faith series, 2012).