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Daniel K. Eng M.Div., Th.M., D.Min.


I am a second year doctoral student, researching the message of the epistle of James. After about a decade in pastoral ministry, I aim to have a role at the intersection of academia and the church. With degrees from Boston College (BA) and Talbot School of Theology (MDiv, ThM, DMin), I have experience interacting and ministering in different contexts. In research, teaching, and preaching, I am fascinated by the process of biblical interpretation and how it leads to spiritual formation. My wife Sanjung and I have three little girls: Joanna, Josephine, and Jessica. My interests include reading, cooking, and American football.

Subject area and speciality

New Testament specialists:

Divine Approval in the Epistle of James

Research Interests

  • James
  • Luke-Acts
  • Ecclesiology
  • Hermeneutics
  • Christian Apologetics
  • Spiritual Formation
  • Homiletics


  • Small Group Coach, Lecturer--Training for East Anglia Ministry, 2017.

  • Instructor, Institute of Biblical Studies--Campus Crusade for Christ, 2016.
    • Biblical Interpretation
    • Biblical Communication
  • Adjunct Faculty, New Testament, Biola University, 2014-2015.
    • Salvation in the New Testament
    • New Testament History and Literature
  • Research Assistant-- to J.Kent Edwards, Preaching, Talbot School of Theology, 2009-2010.

  • Teaching Assistant-- to Clinton E. Arnold, New Testament, Talbot School of Theology, 2009.  
    • Introduction to Exegesis, Exegesis in the Epistles.

Other Professional Activities

Conference Presentations:

“The Function of Crucible Imagery in James and 1 Peter”
Evangelical Theological Society Annual Meeting. Providence, November 2017. 

“Jesus’ Shameless Message: An Honor-Based Reading of the Prodigal Son for Asian Americans.”
American Academy of Religion Annual Meeting. Boston, November 2017.
Evangelical Theological Society Annual Meeting. Providence, November 2017.

“The Crucible of Divine Approval in James.”
Tyndale Fellowship Conference, Cambridge, July 2017.

“The Shameless Father: Honor and Shame in the Parable of the Prodigal Son.”
Oxford-Cambridge Biblical Studies Conference. Cambridge, April 2017.
Society of Biblical Literature Annual Meeting. Boston, November 2017.

“The Antioch Assumption: Interaction of Jew and Gentile Believers in Antioch and its Relevancy for the Local Church.”
Evangelical Theological Society Annual Meeting. Atlanta, November 2015.

Key Publications

“The Antioch Assumption: Did Jews and Gentiles Actually Worship Together in Antioch?” (Currently under Peer Review)

"The Refining of Your Faith?" Metallurgic Imagery in James" (Currently under Peer Review)

Other Publications

Review: “Letters from the Pillar Apostles: The Formation of the Catholic Epistles as a Canonical Collection,” by D. Lockett. Themelios 42.3 (December 2017).

Review: “Solving the Immigrant Church Crisis: The Biblical Solution of Parallel Ministry (Acts 6:1-7),” by R. Rothenberg. Themelios 42.3 (December 2017).

Review: “The Significance of Exemplars for the Interpretation of James,” by R. Foster. Themelios 42.1 (April 2017).

Review: “Tapestry of Grace: Untangling the Cultural Complexities in Asian American Life and Ministry,” by B. Shin and S. Silzer. Themelios 42.1 (April 2017).

Review: “The 3D Gospel: Ministry in Guilt, Shame and Fear Cultures,” by J. Georges. McMaster Journal of Theology and Ministry, 17 (2015-2016).


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