David Bryan

Director of TEDS Undergraduate Teaching, Assistant Director of the Master of Divinity, Assistant Professor of New Testament

Dr. Bryan is passionate about helping men and women receive the preparation they need for a lifetime of faithful ministry. His research interests focus on the Gospel of Luke, the parables of Jesus, authority and politics in the ancient world, political theology, and the kingdom of God. His dissertation on Luke’s narration of the domain of Jesus’s authority is being revised for publication, and he is also working on a monograph on the art of hearing and preaching Jesus’s parables.

Prior to his doctoral studies, Dr. Bryan served on a church planting team in Madrid, Spain, with Mission to the World. He is ordained in the Presbyterian Church in America (PCA) and currently serves as Associate Pastor at Lakeview Presbyterian Church in Vernon Hills, IL. He and his wife, Beth, live in Deerfield, IL, and have three children. He enjoys soccer, basketball, surfing, gardening, and playing games with his family.



“Jacob Jervell and the Jewishness of Luke-Acts.” Pages 299–319 in Luke-Acts in Modern Interpretation. Milestones in New Testament Scholarship. Edited by Stanley E. Porter and Ron C. Fay. Grand Rapids: Kregel Academic, 2021.

“The Center of Luke’s Temptation Narrative.” Catholic Biblical Quarterly 82 (2020): 407–23.

Ascent Into Heaven in Luke-Acts: New Explorations of Luke’s Narrative Hinge. Co-edited with David W. Pao. Minneapolis: Fortress, 2016.

“A Revised Cosmic Hierarchy Revealed: Apocalyptic Literature and Jesus’ Ascent in Luke’s Gospel.” Pages 61–82 in Ascent Into Heaven in Luke-Acts: New Explorations of Luke’s Narrative Hinge. Edited by David K. Bryan and David W. Pao. Minneapolis: Fortress, 2016.

“Transformation of the Mustard Seed and Leaven in the Gospel of Luke.” Novum Testamentum 58 (2016): 115–34.