Dr. Spellman teaches courses in biblical and theological studies. His research interests include theology, biblical hermeneutics, literary studies, and the discipline of biblical theology. His dissertation focused on the history and hermeneutics of the biblical canon and is being published in the New Testament Monographs series with Sheffield Phoenix Press. Dr. Spellman’s interest in teaching and scholarship is mostly directed toward grappling with the textual and theological features of the biblical literature within the context of canon. He is also interested in exploring ways to connect the academic study of the Bible to the life of the churches.

Education and Credentials

  • Ph.D., Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary
  • M.Div., Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary
  • B.A., Stephen F. Austin State University


  • Spending time with my wife and playing with our two spunky daughters (or watching Dora the Explorer!)
  • Good coffee and good conversation
  • Reading fiction
  • Playing Blitz Chess

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