Dr. Robert Kurka

Dr. Robert Kurka

Professor of Theology and Church in Culture

Office: Restoration Hall, Office 8
Extension: 2248
Email: rkurka@lincolnchristian.edu

  • DMin, Trinity Evangelical Divinity School
  • MDiv, Lincoln Christian Seminary
  • BA, Crossroads College
  • Coordinator,  James D. Strauss Worldview Lectureship and Outstanding Faculty Research Award (LCU)
  • Secretary-Treasurer, Midwest Region, Evangelical Theological Society
  • Lecturer, “Perspectives on the World Christian Movement” (U.S. Center for World Mission)
  • Professional Affiliations: Evangelical Theological Society, Evangelical Missiological Society
  • Professor, Bible and Theology, Lincoln Christian University, 1996-2006
  • Associate Professor, Bible and Theology, Lincoln Christian University, 1992-1996
  • Professor of Theology and New Testament, Saint Louis Christian College, 1985-1992
  • Pastoral Ministries: Darlington, IN (1976-79); Metamora, IL (1979-83); DeKalb, IL (1983-85)


  • Marquis’ Who’s Who in America, 2009
  • 2000 Outstanding Academics of the 21st Century
  • Who’s Who in American Teachers (multiple citations)
  • Crossroads College Distinguished Alumnus of the Year (2006)
  • "If Adam is Razed is Our Faith in Vain?" Criswell Theological Review (Spring 2013)
  • "The Stone-Campbell Understanding of Conversion: A Misunderstood Sola Fide." On Theology in the the Present Age. Wipf & Stock (Pickwick, 2013).
  • "Wisdom and Understanding to the Nations:The Missiological Worldview of Deuteronomy."  Deuteronomy, the Prophets and the Life of the Church (Mosaic, 2013).
  • "Missiological Reading of the New Testament." in River of God: An Introduction to World Mission. (Wipf & Stock, 2012).
  • "Why Should Christians Care about Biothethics?" with Nathan Babcock. Christian Standard (April 1, 2012).
  • “Requiem for Worldview Education: A pre mortem Song?” in Engaging Our World: Christian Worldview from the Ivory Tower to Global Impact. (W&S Academic Press, 2009).
  • “Open Theism and Christian Churches (Independent).” in Evangelicalism and the Stone-Campbell Movement, Vol. 2. (ACU Press, 2006).
  • “The Role of the Holy Spirit in Conversion: Why Restorationists Appear to Be out of the Evangelical Mainstream.” in Evangelicalism and the Stone-Campbell Movement, Vol. 1. (InterVarsity Press, 2002).
  • “Is It Time to Move Beyond Truth?” (3 Parts). Christian Standard. (January/February, 2009).
  • “Before Foundationalism: A More Biblical Approach to the Grenz-Franke Proposal for Doing Theology.” Journal of the Evangelical Theological Society. Vol. 50:1 (March 2007).
  • IC 601 Intercultural Studies and World Religions
  • IC 602 Theology for Intercultural Ministry
  • PC 720/TH 720 Bioethical Issues
  • TH 500 Contemporary Religious Movements
  • TH 607 Doctrine of Christ
  • TH 609 Doctrine of the Holy Spirit
  • TH 717 Cultural Hermeneutics
  • TH 738 Evangelicalism and the Stone-Campbell Movement
  • DMIN 1004 Developing a Culturally Sensitive Ministry
  • Married to Beverley Jean (Petersen) [LCC’03], June 1, 1974
  • Children: Holly (Zehr) [LCC ’98]; Lara (O’Donoghue); Amber (Kurka-Funke)
  • Thirteen Grandchildren