Brian Rapske Ph.D.

Dr. Brian Rapske

Professor of New Testament


  • Ph.D., New Testament, University of Aberdeen (Scotland), 1993
  • M.Th., Regent College, 1987
  • M.Div., Northwest Baptist Seminary, 1983
  • B.A. in Psychology, University of British Columbia, 1975
  • Certificate in Christian Education, North American Baptist College, 1970


  • “Chapter 12. Opposition to the Plan of God and Persecution.” In Witness to the Gospel: The Theology of Acts. Eds. I.H. Marshall and D. Peterson. Grand Rapids/Cambridge: Eerdmans, 1998. 235-56.
  • The Book of Acts and Paul in Roman Custody. Series: The Book of Acts in its First Century Setting. Volume 3. Gen. ed., B.W. Winter. Grand Rapids: Eerdmans/Carlisle: Paternoster, 1994.
  • Publications, papers, and presentations

Courses Taught

  • BIE 505 Biblical Hermeneutics
  • BIE 703 Exposition of Hebrews and other General Epistles
  • BIE 704 Exposition of the Johannine Corpus
  • BIE 706 Exposition of Romans
  • BIE 719/20 Exposition of Acts
  • BIE 731/32 Exposition of Colossians and Philemon


  • Professor New Testament Studies, Northwest/ACTS, 2011 – present
  • Associate Professor New Testament Studies, NBTC/S at ACTS, 2003-2011
  • Assistant Professor New Testament Studies, NBTC/S at ACTS, 1997-2003
  • Senior Pastor, Trinity Baptist Church, Vancouver, 1993-1996
  • Pastoral work and Sessional Lecturer at various locations, 1984-1993
  • Senior Pastor, Abbotsford Baptist Church, 1980-1985


  • Greco-Roman social, political and religious background to the New Testament
  • Visual arts (drawing, sketching, painting, photography, cartooning), guitar, weight-training, walking, and traveling

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