Craig Blomberg is distinguished professor of New Testament at Denver Seminary in Colorado. He joined the faculty of Denver Seminary in 1986.
Blomberg completed his PhD in New Testament, specializing in the parables and the writings of Luke-Acts, at Aberdeen University in Scotland. He received the MA from Trinity Evangelical Divinity School, and a BA from Augustana College. Before joining the faculty of Denver Seminary, he taught at Palm Beach Atlantic College and was a research fellow in Cambridge, England with Tyndale House.
Craig L. Blomberg has been a New Testament scholar at Denver Seminary in Colorado since 1986. He is currently the Distinguished Professor of the New Testament.
He was an assistant professor of Religion at Palm Beach Atlantic College from 1982-85 and took a leave of absence to accept a one-year research fellowship in Cambridge, England with the British wing of the InterVarsity Christian Fellowship from 1985-86. During this time, he co-edited Gospel Perspectives, vol. 6: The Miracle of Jesus and wrote The Historical Reliability of the Gospels.
Blomberg stands in the conservative evangelical tradition, but has been known for his wide interaction with mainstream scholarship and his willingness to challenge the evangelical status quo. For example, he chided some evangelicals for their blanket condemnation of Liberation Theology, and he controversially fostered a dialogue with Mormon professor Stephen E. Robinson of BYU, which resulted in the book How Wide the Divide? An Evangelical and a Mormon in Conversation. He was also one of several scholars interviewed for The Case for Christ, a popular book by Lee Strobel.
Blomberg has written on a diverse range of issues including wealth and poverty, parables, eschatology, hermeneutics, and women in ministry. However, his academic work has tended to focus on the Historical Jesus and Gospels research.
He regularly speaks and teaches at home and overseas at a variety of churches and educational institutions. In Denver, he is involved with Scum of the Earth Church, where his wife Fran Blomberg also volunteers her time.
- Ph.D., University of Aberdeen, Scotland
- M.A., Trinity Evangelical Divinity School
- B.A., Augustana College (Summa Cum Laude)
- Gospel Perspectives, vol. 6, The Miracles of Jesus (co-ed. with D. Wenham), 1986, repr. 2004
- The Historical Reliability of the Gospels, 1987, rev. 2007
- Interpreting the Parables, 1990
- Matthew - The New American Commentary, 1992
- Introduction to Biblical Interpretation, with W. W. Klein and R. L. Hubbard, 1993, rev. 2004
- 1 Corinthians - The NIV Application Commentary, 1994
- Jesus and the Gospels: An Introduction and Survey, 1997, rev. 2009
- How Wide the Divide?: A Mormon and an Evangelical in Conversation, with S. Robinson, 1997
- Neither Poverty Nor Riches: A Biblical Theology of Material Possessions, 1999
- Heart, Soul and Money, 2000
- The Historical Reliability of John's Gospel: Issues and Commentary, 2001
- Two Views on Women in Ministry, co-ed. with J. R. Beck, 2001, rev. 2005
- Making Sense of the New Testament: Three Important Questions, 2004
- Preaching the Parables: From Responsible Interpretation to Powerful Proclamation, 2004
- Contagious Holiness: Jesus' Meals With Sinners, 2005
- From Pentecost to Patmos: An Introduction to Acts Through Revelation, 2006
- James - Zondervan Exegetical Commentary on the New Testament, with M. J. Kamell, 2008
- A Case for Historical Premillennialism, co-ed. with S. W. Chung, 2009
- The Seventy-Four 'Scholars': Who Does the Jesus Seminar Really Speak For?
- The New Testament Definition of Heresy (Or When do Jesus and the Apostles Get Really Mad?) (PDF), JETS, 2002
- The Globalization of Hermeneutics (PDF), JETS, 1995
- Interpreting Old Testament Prophetic Literature in Matthew: Double Fulfilment
- Todays New International Version: The Untold Story of a Good Translation (PDF)
- New Testament Miracles and Higher Criticism: Climbing Up the Slippery Slope (PDF), JETS, 1984