Faculty Q & A with Allan Moseley

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Q: Tell us about yourself.

A: An Alabamian by birth, I attended Samford University, then New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary for an M.Div. and a Ph.D. in Old Testament and Hebrew. I started pastoring before the M.Div. was finished, and pastored three churches over 15 years before coming to SEBTS.

My wife and I have been married for 35 years. Our children are 33, 31, and 21. The older two are married, and we have five grandchildren. More than anything else in my life, I am proud of my children and daughters-in-law who are living for Christ faithfully.

Q: How did you come to SEBTS?

A: I began teaching at SEBTS adjunctively, and I began working full-time in 1996 when I came to be the Vice President for Student Services/Dean of Students and to teach Old Testament and Hebrew.

Q: When people ask you, “What do you do at Southeastern,” what is your response?

A: I teach courses in Old Testament and Hebrew, and I also teach Hermeneutics and a Doctor of Ministry seminar on expository preaching.

Q: On what are you currently working?

Some other SEBTS professors and I are producing a book on pastoral leadership. I’m writing the chapters on preaching and church discipline. Ken Coley is our editor. I am also writing books on Proverbs, exposition of the Old Testament, and a Christian interpretation of Old Testament law.

5. What have you been reading recently?

A: Last year I finished a book on Leviticus in the “Christ-Centered Exposition” series of commentaries. I also wrote the leaders’ guide for a Lifeway Bible study on lessons in Genesis.

Q: When you get home from work, what do you look forward to doing?

A: I love to spend time with family. For the last 10 years, all my free time has been dominated by pastoring the most wonderful church in the world – Christ Baptist Church in north Raleigh. I have recently resigned so the church can call a full-time pastor, but we will remain in the church. I also love to fish, though I don’t do it often, and I play golf a few times per year with guys in the church.

Q: Who are your role models?

A: Adrian Rogers was a role model for me and Paige Patterson taught me a lot about relating to people and leading. Danny Akin is a great model of diligence and discipline.

Q. What has God been teaching you lately?

A: God has been impressing on me that all I am and all I have is by his grace. In God’s presence lately I have felt deeply my own unworthiness and his great mercy. As John Newton put it, “I know two things: that I am a great sinner and that Christ is a great Savior.”

Q: Where are some of your former students?

A: All over the world! That’s one of the great joys of being part of the Southeastern family.  Both students and faculty get to know people who in a few years will be in virtually every corner of the earth.

Q: When a student completes your class, what do you want him or her to walk away with at the end of the semester?

A: I want students to have greater knowledge of the subject matter – the Old Testament.  In addition, I want them to develop a love of learning that will last throughout their lives, because I want them to be life-long students of God’s Word, never satisfied with their knowledge of God’s Word, their obedience to it or their walk with God.

Q: We always say that every classroom at SEBTS is a Great Commission classroom. What does that look like for your class?

A: My desire is for students to understand the universal scope of God’s work and his desire for all the nations to know and worship him. I also want students to see that God’s salvation plan included all the nations from the beginning and throughout the Old Testament.

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