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IRUS is accredited by the Association for Biblical Higher Education (ABHE) in order to award its degrees and certificates. ABHE is a national institutional accrediting agency recognized by the Council on Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA) and the U.S. Department of Education.

MISSION STATEMENT

International Reformed University and Seminary is an institution of biblical higher education, whose mission is to prepare members of the faith community in Northern American region including Los Angeles and further throughout the world, for service as future and lay leaders not only in Korean immigrant churches in the world but also in all the churches of God. This preparation is to train men and women who are approved workmen who do not need to be ashamed, and who correctly handle the word of the truth so that they may exert themselves in developing themselves to God.

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INTERNATIONAL

REFORMED

UNIVERSITY AND SEMINARY

Richard Cunningham

Professor of New Testament

My training and passion is specifically in New Testament and Christian origins from the perspective of historical criticism and literary criticism.  Generally, my training consists of ancient near eastern religions, the Hebrew Bible, intertestamental  literature, early Jewish literature and Greco-Roman religions and culture.  My particular research interest is in the relationship between the oldest three gospels (Mark, Matthew and Luke), commonly known as the synoptic problem.  My pedagogy heavily relies on recent advancements in neuroscience in order to equip students not only for academic success but also for vocational success through cultivating a dynamic classroom community, imparting life skills and developing critical thinking.

EDUCATION

Ph.D. Candidate, Claremont University (New Testament and Christian Origins)

M.A., University of Chicago (New Testament and Christian Origins)

M.Div., Westminster Seminary California

B.A., University of Northern Colorado

 

 

AFFILIATION

Society of Biblical Literature

The North American Patristic Society

American Philological Association