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Tim Ralston

Dr. Ralston brings a rich pastoral background to his classroom, having served as an associate pastor and pastor in Ontario and as a director of adult education in the United States. Dr. Ralston is an active member in the North American Academy of Liturgy and the Evangelical Homiletics Society. His research in New Testament manuscripts and worship has taken him into a wide variety of settings and produced numerous scholarly articles. His teaching interests include preaching, worship, and spirituality. His research interests include New Testament manuscripts, liturgical theology and history, the history and practice of Christian spirituality, and spiritual direction. To relax he teaches as a Master Scuba Diver Trainer with the Professional Association of Diving Instructors and enjoys exploring sunken ships and underwater sites throughout the world.


Educational Background

  • BS, University of Waterloo, 1978
  • ThM, Dallas Theological Seminary, 1983
  • PhD, Dallas Theological Seminary, 1994

Courses Taught

  • PM5101 - Christian Life and Witness
  • PM5103 - Expository Preaching I
  • PM5104 - Expository Preaching II
  • PM5291 - Teaching Homiletics
  • PM5202 - Advanced Expository Preaching
  • PM5302 - Worship and Pastoral Care
  • DM7103 - Applied Research Project