Dr. Robert Mounce to Teach at ACC

Dr. Robert Mounce will be teaching a class on the book of James here at Anacortes Christian Church. Beginning June 30th, classes will be held Sundays in the Fireside room at 9:00am.

This is a very unique opportunity to hear the practical wisdom and knowledge of a renowned Bible translator, author, and teacher.  Dr. Mounce was born in 1921. He has five children, 12 grandchildren, and 7 great-grandchildren. He has authored numerous books and commentaries (see below for a complete list). In addition, Dr. Mounce was also involved in Bible translation at various levels with the NIV, TNIV, NIrV, NLT, and ESV (associate NT editor) as well as numerous articles in Bible dictionaries, encyclopedias, theological wordbooks, professional journals and lay magazines (e.g., “Question and Answer” columns for 21 years in The Standard and Eternity). His professional career is very full, ranging from Dive Bomber Pilot in the 1940’s, to interim pastor, to president of Whitworth College.

Now Dr. Mounce finds himself retired here in Anacortes WA, but he still has a heart for Bible translation, ministry, and teaching, thus he remains active in these areas even at 91 years of age! We hope you will join us this summer. Read on for more information on Dr. Mounce’s life, publications, and professional career.

Earlier this year we recorded this video of Dr. Mounce as an illustration for a sermon on the importance of the Bible:

What’s the Big Deal About the Bible? from Pilothouse Films on Vimeo.
Educational Background
BA in music, Univ. of Washington, 1944
Graduate Program in Biblical Studies, Multnomah School of the Bible, 1948
BD (summa cum laude), Fuller Theological Seminary, 1954
ThM in New Testament, Fuller Theological Seminary, 1956
PhD in Biblical Criticism, Univ. of Aberdeen, Scotland, 1958
Post-doctoral work in Archeology, New York Univ. (in Israel), 1964

Professional Career
Professor and Chairman of the Department of Biblical Studies, Bethel College and Seminary, 1958-67 Professor of Religious Studies, Western Kentucky University, 1967-70 Established Dept. of Religion
Academic Dean of College of Arts and Humanities, Western Kentucky University, 1970-80
President of Whitworth College, 1981-87
Senior Pastor of Christ Community Church, Walnut Creek, CA, 1988-91 Retired to writing and speaking, 1991 —

Professional Recognition
Danforth Grant to establish a Department of Religion in a State University, 1967-70 U.S.
State Department Award for post-doctoral work in Israel, 1964
Mellon Foundation award in administration, 1965
Honorary Doctorate from Seattle Pacific University, 1989
Essential Nature of New Testament Preaching and Revelation (NICNT) included in top ten “Best Religious Books” in years published.
Drumwright Annual Lectureship, Southwestern Seminary, 1992
President Emeritus, Whitworth University, 1987

Publications
Greek Diagrams of Romans, private publication, 1955
The Essential Nature of New Testament Preaching, Eerdmans, 1960
“Philippians” in The Wycliffe Bible Commentary, Moody Press, 1962
The Book of Revelation, NICNT, 1977 (translated into Chinese, Korean, Greek, Spanish and Serbo-Croatian).
Answers to Questions that Bug Believers, Baker, 1977
Answers to Questions About the Bible, Baker, 1979
Pass it On, Regal, 1979
Themes from Romans, Regal, 1981
A Living Hope, Eerdmans, 1982
Matthew (NIBC), Hendrickson, 1991
What Are We Waiting For? Eerdmans, 1992
Romans (NAC), Broadman and Holman, 1995
Revelation, revised edition (NICNT), Eerdmans,1997
John (Vol. 10 in the revised Expositor’s Bible Commentary), 2005
The Story of Jesus, Biblical Training Press, 2006
Greek-English Interlinear NewTestament, (co-authored with son William Mounce), Zondervan (2008)
Jesus, In His Own Words (Broadman and Holman), 2010
Also involved in Bible translation at various levels with the NIV, TNIV, NIrV, NLT, and ESV (associate NT editor) as well as numerous articles in Bible dictionaries, encyclopedias, theological wordbooks, professional journals and lay magazines (e.g., “Question and Answer” columns for 21 years in The Standard and Eternity).

Personal Information

Born 12/30/21
Five children (52-66)
12 grandchildren, 7 great grandchildren
Address: 3710 W 10th St. Anacortes, WA 98221
Phone 360-293-5831 cell 270-438-8408
Email bobmounce@gmail.com
General Interest Items
Dive bomber pilot in the Naval Air Corps (1943-46)
Program Director of TGNA in Guatemala City (1949-51)
Board member for MAF, Christa
Conference speaker (Mt. Hermon, The Firs, Canon Beach, Intervarsity, Campus Crusade, etc.)
Interim pastor at approximately 25 different churches for periods of 4 months to 3.5 years

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