Dr. Max Lee is The Paul W. Brandel Chair of Biblical Studies. He came to North Park Theological Seminary with a passion to prepare students for a lifetime of pastoral ministry through theological education. As a New Testament professor, Lee enjoys helping students develop the skill sets they need to be better preachers and teachers of God’s word.
Lee hopes that every student in his class will walk away with a greater knowledge about the culture and social values of the first century world, a greater love for reading the New Testament in its ancient context, and a greater faith to live out this same gospel message more radically today. “Encouraging students to think critically and theologically about our world, and to apply the Bible in the real-life challenges of the Christian church is my call and mission in life,” he says.
Ordained as a Baptist minister, Lee has served as a pastor, preacher, college staff member, youth leader, and short-term missionary to Japan. His primary research area is the Apostle Paul in his Greco-Roman philosophical, cultural, and literary environment. He actively preaches and teaches for several local churches in the Chicago area.