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Jim Dahl, PhD

  • Associate Professor of Intercultural Studies and Practical Ministries


Jim’s passion is to see the people of God transformed by the Word of God. He has dedicated his life to presenting truth in a way that changes lives. It has been particularly important to him to provide theological education to those who have the least access to it. After the fall of communism, he saw the vacuum of truth with the fall of Marxism and committed himself to serving in Romania for many years. The opportunity to serve at Tyndale provides access to students from all over the world.

Jim lives in Badhoevedorp, the Netherlands, with his wife Janice. They have twin daughters who are both married.


  • B.A., History – Crown College, St. Bonifacius, Minnesota
  • M.Div., Christian Education – Grand Rapids Theological Seminary, Grand Rapids, Michigan
  • Th.M., Historical Theology – Grand Rapids Theological Seminary, Grand Rapids, Michigan
  • Ph.D., Theological Studies, Systematic Theology – Trinity International University, Deerfield, Illinois

Areas of Academic Interest

  • Theology of Missions, Theological Education, World Religions, Leadership, Sotieriology, the integration of theology with life and ministry, Spiritual Formation

Professional and Ministry Experience

  • Vice President of Academic Affairs, Tyndale Theological Seminary, Badhoevedorp
  • Missionary with WorldVenture since 1996 (Romania & The Netherlands)
  • Instructor at the Baptist Theological Institute in Bucharest, Romania
  • Professor at the Institute for the Development of Christian Leaders in Kiev, Ukraine
  • Professor at Betania Bible College in Sibiu, Romania
  • Romania village church Bible teacher
  • Faculty development and Conference Speaker for the Biblical School of Theology in Yangon (formerly Rangoon), Myanmar.
  • Visiting teacher in Romania, Moldova, Ukraine, Myanmar and Ethiopia
  • Adult Sunday School Teacher

Academic Works, Presentations, and Theses Supervised

  • “Early Anabaptism: A Look from a Theological Perspective,” Jurnal Teologic, from the Institut Teologic Baptist, Bucharest Romania (2011).
  • “Schleiermacher and the OT” ETS 1991.
  • “Karl Barth and the Narrative Use of the Bible” ETS 1990.
  • “Hodge, Stuart, and Barnes on Romans 5:12” ETS 1986.
  • “The First Step in Missions Training: How our Neighbors are Wrestling with God’s General Revelation.” Evangelical Review of Theology (40:2, April, 2016).
  • “The Use of the Bible in Theology: Evangelical Options” Trinity Journal (1990).
  • Nasigri, Barnabas – The Koma Sacrificial System: An Opportunity for Evangelism among the Koma People in Ghana – 2018
  • “Intimacy with the Almighty,” Copiii Nostri AMEC (2005).
  • Charles Hodge on the Imputation of Adam’s Sin, Th.M. Thesis (unpublished), Grand Rapids Theological Seminary.
  • Charles Hodge, Defender of Piety. A Study in the Relationship between the Objective and Subjective Elements in Theology as Seen in His Writings and His Critique of Schleiermacher, Ph.D. Dissertation (unpublished), Trinity International University.