Nathan Bills, Th.D.
Heritage Christian College Campus. Amasaman behind stadium junction

Nathan Bills, Th.D

Head, Theology & Ministry Department / Lecturer


  • ThD, Duke University, 2018
  • MDiv, Harding School of Theology, 2006
  • BA (Bible), Harding University, 2001


  • “Why the Church in Africa Needs More Institutions of Higher Learning,” with Samuel Twumasi-Ankrah (2022). Forthcoming.
  • “Joshua” in An Old Testament Introduction. ACU Press, 2022 (In Process).
  • The Justice of Exodus, Siphrut. Eisenbrauns/Penn State University Press, 2020.
  • Review of “Reading Jesus’s Bible, by John Goldingay.” Review of Biblical Literature, online, 2019.
  • Response to Carroll.” Ex Auditu 29 (2013): 20-24.
  • Christian Higher Education and Mission in an Urbanizing World.” Restoration Quarterly 55 (2013): 160-73.
  • “Urban Imagination in the Old Testament: A Selective Overview.” Missio Dei 3 (2012).

Membership & Associations

  • Society of Biblical Literature, member
  • Theological Education Initiative, member
  •, editor
  • University of Tennessee Advanced Master Beef Producer

Classes Taught

  • Old Testament Survey
  • Biblical Hermeneutics I, II
  • Homiletics I, II
  • Epistles
  • Christian Ethics
  • Community Development

Research Interests

  • Biblical Theology and Ethics
  • Creation Theology
  • Theological Pedagogy
  • Theology and Community Development

Recommended Reading & Resources

  • Allen, L. (2021). In the Great Stream: Imagining Churches of Christ in the Christian Tradition. ACU Press.
  • Barton, R. H. (2012). Strengthening the Soul of Your Leadership: Seeking God in the Crucible of Ministry. IVP.
  • Fikkert, B. and Kapic, K. (2018). Becoming Whole: Why the Opposite of Poverty Isn’t the American Dream. Moody.
  • Fretheim, T. E. (2005). God and World in the Old Testament: A Relational Theology of Creation. Abingdon.
  • Love’s Immensity: Mystics on the Endless Life. (2007). Adapted and Translated by S. Cairns. Paraclete Press.
  • Katongole, E. (2011). The Sacrifice of Africa: A Political Theology for Africa. Eerdmans.

Web Resources