Douglas Kennard
Houston Graduate School of Theology



Professor of New Testament

Th.D. from Dallas Theological Seminary, 1986
Th.M. from Dallas Theological Seminary, 1980
M.A. from Trinity Evangelical Seminary, 1987


About Dr. Kennard

Dr. Kennard was Chair of Biblical Studies at Bryan College for seven years, and Professor of Bible, Theology, and Philosophy at Moody Bible Institute for fifteen years. He has been married to Jan for more than thirty-five delightful years and has two sons, Peter and Nathan. His church ministries have involved serving as a youth pastor, Sunday school teacher, small group leader and elder. He has also enjoyed many years of leadership involvement with Boy Scouts and has mentored twenty Scouts to Eagle Scout rank, including his two sons. He relishes hiking, camping, climbing, backpacking, canoeing and snow skiing, especially with family. He has scaled the highest mountain in Mexico, Pico de Orizaba, a high altitude glacier climb. At age nine, he held the record for the youngest person to have ascended Grand Teton, a technical rock climb.

Courses Taught

PH 601: Christian Apologetics
BI 510: Biblical Hermeneutics
BI 721: Early Judaism and the New Testament
NT 501: Introduction to the New Testament
NT 620: Ministry and Message of Jesus
NT 623: Life and Letters of Paul
NT 721: Synoptic Gospels

Publications & Presentations

A Critical Realist Theological Method (Eugene: Wipf & Stock, 2012).

A Critical Realist’s Theological Method: Returning the Bible and Biblical Theology to be the Framer for Theology and Science (Eugene: Wipf & Stock, 2013). Link to This Book

Biblical Covenantalism (Wegner: Wipf & Stock, 2015). Click Here for information

Biblical Covenants and the New Perspective (Deeper Jewish) New Testament (Manuscript in Preparation).

Deliverance Now and Not Yet: The New Testament and the Great Tribulation (Peter Lang, 2003, 2005). Co-authored with Marv Pate.

Messiah Jesus: Christology in His Day and Ours (Peter Lang, 2008).

The Classical Christian God (Mellen, 2002).

The Relationship Between Epistemology, Hermeneutics, and Contextualization (Mellen, 1999).

Contact Information

Phone: 713-942-9505 ext. 209

Website: Dr. Kennard’s Course Page