Faculty Profile

Rev. Dr. Kenneth E. Harris

President and Professor of Biblical Studies

The Rev. Dr. Harris serves as President and Academic Dean, and Professor of Biblical Studies at the Ecumenical Theological Seminary.  From 2011-2016 Dr. Harris served as the Vice President of Academic Affairs and Academic Dean.  Dr. Harris has served in a number of roles at ETS, beginning as a doctoral student in 1992, and as the founding director of the UMD program at ETS in 1994.  Dr. Harris is also the founding pastor of the Detroit Baptist Temple (Now Detroit Bible Tabernacle) where he has served for over thirty years. He served as Senior Production Buyer, General Motors Truck Division, Pontiac Michigan from 1972 to 1984.  Dr. Harris also currently serves on the Board of Directors of  Franklin  Wright  Settlements in Detroit.  In 2006-2007 he served as Co-Chair of the Finance / Procurement Committee of the Governor’s Transition Team for Detroit Public Schools.

He has been married to the former Ruthie May White for the past forty-five years. They have three daughters: Keedra, a former ETS employee, who is with the Lord; Karisa (B.A., M.S.W., M.A.C.E.), a psychiatric social worker; and Kenita (B.A., MDiv), an ordained pastor in the Reformed Church in America.  He enjoys playing golf, when he can, and enjoys spending time in the kitchen creating meals for his family.

Classes

BL5101 Koine Greek I


2019 Fall / Biblical Languages Professor James Waddell Associate Professor of Biblical Studies Kennet E. Harris President and Professor of Biblical Studies This is the first quarter of a three-quarter sequence of introductory study of Koine Greek (NT Greek). This course will focus on the mastery of vocabulary and the basis rules of Koine Greek syntax and grammar. Some memorization of paradigms for nouns, verbs, adjectives, and other parts of speech will be required. Emphasis, however, will be placed on learning to recognie forms rather than rote reproduction of forms. The primary objective is to build confidence and competence in the reading and consistent use of the Greek text of the New Testament Master of Arts (Academic), Master of Divinity REGISTER




BL5012 Koine Greek II


2019 Winter / Biblical Languages Professor James Waddell Associate Professor of Biblical Studies Kenneth E. Harris President and Professor of Biblical Studies This is the second quarter of a three-quarter sequence of introductory study of Koine Greek (NT Greek). This course will continue focus on the mastery of vocabulary and the basic rules of Koine Greek syntax and grammar. Some memorization of paradigms for nouns, verbs, adjectives, and other parts of speech will be required. Emphasis, however, will be placed on learning to recognize forms rather than rote reproduction of forms. The primary objective, however, is to build confidence and compentence in the reading and consistent use of Greek text of the New Testament. Master of Arts (Academic), Master of Arts in Pastoral Ministry REGISTER




BLK6100 Biblical Greek Exegesis


2019 Spring / Biblical Languages Professor James Waddell Associate Professor of Biblical Studies Kenneth E. Harris President and Professor of Biblical Studies This is the third quarter of a three-quarter sequence of introductory study of Koine Greek (NT Greek). This course will focus on details and nuances of biblical exegesis by reading in Greek an entire NT epistle, Ephesians, from beginning to end. Up to this point, students have been reading examples of NT Greek in sentences and paragraphs. As the final quarter of the three-quarter sequence, emphasis is now placed on giving the student the experience of reading NT Greek in the context of an entire letter. Special attention will be given to strengthening the student's understanding of vocabulary, grammar, and syntax, as well as learning to reach complex theological arguments in Greek from beginning to end. Master of Arts (Academic), Master of Divinity, Master of Arts in Pastoral Ministry REGISTER





 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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