B.A., Wheaton College; B.D., Princeton Theological Seminary; Ph.D., University of Durham, England
William Larkin joined the faculty of Columbia International University in 1975 after a year of pastoral ministry in Philadelphia and the completion of graduate study in England. His passion is preparing pastors and missionaries, through the study of the Greek New Testament, to communicate God’s Word accurately and effectively as a “missions document.” He has had opportunities to teach in Germany, Portugal, Zimbabwe, and Korea.
Dr. Larkin is a member of the Evangelical Missiological Society, the Evangelical Theological Society, the Institute for Biblical Research, and the Society of Biblical Literature. He has written articles and reviews for various periodicals including Bulletin of Biblical Research, Evangelical Missions Quarterly, Journal of the Evangelical Theological Society, New Testament Studies, Themelios, and Decision Magazine. He has contributed to The Evangelical Dictionary of Biblical Theology, The Dictionary of the Later New Testament and its Developments, and The Evangelical Dictionary of World Missions and has been a translation editor for “Acts” in the New Living Translation. He has authored five books and co-edited a sixth.
An ordained minister in the Presbyterian Church in America, Dr. Larkin has an active ministry in adult Christian education, particularly Bible teaching.
Dr. Larkin teaches a Biblical Foundations Sunday School class with regularly updated content. The site contains uploaded mp3s of his lessons for each week. And there is an archive of lessons for the last two to three years. There are also electronic handouts as well and other information about the teaching series presented in class. The class is on a five year cycle of courses: four OT; four NT book or theme studies; five doctrine and two electives
He and his wife Edna have two grown children.
B.A., 1967, Wheaton College; B.D., 1970, Princeton Theological Seminary; Ph.D., 1975, University of Durham, England; associate pastor, 1970-71, First Presbyterian Church of Olney, Philadelphia, PA; 1999-2001 part-time Assistant Pastor of Teaching, Northeast Presbyterian Church, Columbia, SC; visiting lecturer, Evangelical Bible College, Chinhoyi, Zimbabwe, June 1982; Portuguese Bible Institute, Lisbon, Portugal, March 1986; Freie Hochschule fur Mission, June 1988 and 1998, January 2004, 2008; Canadian Institute of Biblical Studies (Campus Crusade for Christ), Langley, B.C., July 1988; Center for Intercultural Training, Union Mills, NC, July 2001, 2003, 2004, 2006. Theological Education by Extension, Seoul, Korea, June 1990; Westminster Theological Seminary, Uganda, May 2011; workshop speaker, Lausanne II in Manila, Philippines, July 1989; delegate, Lausanne III in Cape Town, South Africa, October 2011. Columbia International University Seminary and School of Ministry, 1975.
Dr. Larkin is very open to developing topics which are requested.
He has these basic areas of interest: Bible Book Studies; the intersection of Bible and Missions; seeing culture through the lens of the Bible; applying Biblical truth and ethic to culture.
Here you will find the website for Biblical Foundations SS class which Dr. Larkin teaches on a consistent basis. The site contains uploaded mp3s of his lessons for each week. And there is an archive of lessons for the last two to three years. There are also electronic handouts as well and other information about the teaching series presented in class. The class is on a five year cycle of courses: four OT; four NT book or theme studies; five doctrine and two electives.