Prof. Robbie Griggs joined us in 2016 for a one-year appointment as Adjunct Professor of Theology, was named Assistant Professor of Systematic Theology in July 2017, and Associate Professor of Systematic Theology in January 2020. He holds a PhD in New Testament from Durham University and has served as a tutor in biblical studies for the Lindisfarne Regional Training Partnership. He also holds an MDiv from Covenant Seminary as well as a BA in philosophy and a BS in finance from the University of Missouri-Columbia. An expert in New Testament theology and early Jewish theology, his research focuses on Paul’s theology of grace in Galatians in comparison with contemporary Jewish theologies of God as “giver.” This research takes him to the heart of several key historic and contemporary debates in Pauline and systematic theology.
Prof. Griggs previously served as a pastor in St. Louis for eight years at Central Presbyterian Church. He is a life-long Missouri resident, a St. Louis Cardinals baseball fan, and an avid supporter of Mizzou football and basketball. He and his wife, Jane-Ellis, have three boys.