T. C. Ham

Biography

T. C. Ham is Professor of Biblical Studies at Malone University. He earned his B.A. in philosophy and psychology from Boston University, and his Th.M. in academic ministries and Ph.D. in biblical studies from Dallas Theological Seminary. His concentration in biblical studies is in the Hebrew Bible with a special interest in the Wisdom Literature, particularly the book of Job. Born in South Korea and raised in a multicultural home, TC finds matters related to culture and language fascinating. His research interests in biblical and theological studies focus on cultural and linguistic features of the Bible.

Prior to his teaching ministry, TC worked for twelve years in various areas of the information technology industry. He plays several musical instruments, including the cello and classical guitar. He enjoys foreign and independent films. TC is married to Ruth, a nurse practitioner who also holds a Master’s degree in Christian education. They have one son, Thomas.

Teaching Assignments

  • Introduction to the Bible
  • Introduction to Theology
  • Pentateuch
  • Gospels
  • Major Letters of Paul
  • Wisdom & Poetry
  • Faith in the World Seminars
  • College Experience (First-Year Seminar)
  • Honors Seminars

Recent Scholarly Work

  • "Shalom for All: Toward an Old Testament Theology of Peace" in Exploring the Gospel of Peace: Essays on Christian Pacifism (Forthcoming through IVP) (TBD)
  • Textbook on the Introduction to the Bible, to be co-authored with Joel Soza (In progress)
  • "Songs of Brokenness to the Healing God," Journal of Spiritual Formation & Soul Care 9, no. 2 (Fall 2016): 233-246.
  • "The Gentle Voice of God in Job 38," Journal of Biblical Literature 132, no. 3 (2013): 527-541.
  • “Surprised by Ruth: Invitation to Experience the Surprise of Biblical Characters,” Paper presented at the Annual ETS National Conference, November (Baltimore, 2013)
  • "Anti-Intellectualism and Its Impact on the Academy and Biblical Studies," Paper presented at the Thelma Fordham Pruett Conference on the Academy and Religious Faith, at the University of Dayton (2013)
  • “Heroine or Villainess: Two Interpretive Approaches to Queen Esther,” Paper presented at the ETS Midwest Regional Conference (2012)
  • “The Place of Metaphor Analysis in Exegesis,” completed under research grant from Cedarville University (2012)
  • "A Father's Passion in Hosea 11: The Anatomy of a Conceptual Metaphor," Paper presented at Annual ETS National Conference (2010, Atlanta, GA)
  • "The Weakness of God," Panel Presentation, Tolle Lege Lecture Series, Prairie Bible College (2010, Alberta, Canada)
  • "To Inform or to Transform," Lecture delivered at Tolle Lege Lecture Series, Prairie Bible College (2008, Alberta, Canada)
  • “Relational Metaphors and Divine Omniscience in the Hebrew Bible,” Dissertation, Dallas Theological Seminary (2007)
  • “Divine Perhaps: An Exegetical Analysis of the Divine Use of ûlay,” Paper presented at the Regional Meeting of the Evangelical Theological Society (2004)