The Pastor and Biblical Theology

Speakers: Jim Hamilton Year: 2016 Session: Breakout Session

How does pastoral ministry intersect with biblical theology? Starting from a testimony from “The Return of the King,” Jim Hamilton clarifies what biblical theology is and is not. Further, Hamilton looks at 1-2 Peter and Jude to exemplify what biblical theology is and how the undershepherd should understand it.


James M. Hamilton Jr. (PhD, The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary) is professor of biblical theology at the Southern Baptist Theological Seminary and preaching pastor at Kenwood Baptist Church. He has written a biblical theology, God’s Glory in Salvation through Judgment, as well as a short introduction to the topic, What Is Biblical Theology? Along with commentaries on Ezra–Nehemiah, Psalms (forthcoming), Song of Songs, John, and Revelation, he is the author of biblical theological studies of the book of Daniel, With the Clouds of Heaven (NSBT), a short book on Work (SSBT), and an even shorter children’s book, The Bible’s Big Story.