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Tyndale Theological Seminary
Robert K. MacEwen, PhD

Robert K. MacEwen, PhD


Rob is passionate about equipping students with skills for interpreting the Bible so that they can apply God’s word and teach it to others. His book on the relations between the Gospels, which challenges the dominant paradigm, has been cited by many other scholars. Rob has been a global nomad since childhood, having grown up in four different US states and four other countries. Before coming to Tyndale, he served as a missionary in Singapore, Taiwan, elsewhere in East Asia, and the USA. In his spare time he enjoys taking walks with his wife, learning languages, visiting museums, reading about current events, and watching movies—especially in the science fiction and superhero genres. Rob’s wife Lisa is originally from South Korea. They are missionaries with Global Outreach International. They have one daughter, Lydia, who is a nursing student at Marymount University in Arlington, Virginia, USA.


  • B.A., Anthropology, Duke University, Durham, North Carolina, USA
  • M.Div., Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary, Hamilton, Massachusetts, USA
  • Ph.D., Biblical Studies, Dallas Theological Seminary, Dallas, Texas, USA

Areas of Academic Interest

  • The Synoptic problem, redaction criticism of the Gospels, textual criticism, biblical theology, New Testament apologetics, and relating the New Testament to its cultural and historical background.

Current Administrative Responsibilities

  • Academic Dean

Professional and Ministry Experience

  • Adjunct Faculty Member, East Asia School of Theology, Singapore
  • Resident Faculty Member, Director of Chinese Theology Department, and Dean of Students, East Asia School of Theology, Singapore
  • Instructor of English, Nankai University, Tianjin, China
  • Instructor of English and English Bible, Presbyterian Bible College, Hsinchu, Taiwan
  • Campus Minister to professors, serving with Cru at George Mason University, Fairfax, Virginia, USA
  • Campus Ministry Director, serving with Cru in East Asia
  • Inner-city Minister, serving with Cru in New York City, New York, USA
  • Small Group Ministry Assistant, Grace Chapel, Lexington, Massachusetts, USA