Joe Slunaker

Joe Slunaker, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor of Christian Studies

Office Phone: (951) 343-2197
Email: jslunaker@calbaptist.edu
Department: Arts & Sciences
Office Location: Tyler Plaza 338
Office Hours: By Appointment


Degree Major Emphasis Institution Date
Ph.D. Old Testament Gateway Theological Seminary
Masters Divinity Golden Gate Baptist Theological Seminary
Bachelors Applied Theology California Baptist University

Classes Taught

Old Testament Exegesis

Pentateuch and Former Prophets

Latter Prophets and Writings

Old Testament Survey

Old Testament Theology

Church History

Biblical Interpretation

The Christian Life

Introduction to Christianity

New Testament Survey

Paul and the Early Church

Overview of the Bible

Comparative Religions

Biblical Theology

Foundations of Christian Thought 

Ministry with Youth

Intro to Philosophy

Academic Areas / Scholarly Interests

Biblical Hebrew

Old Testament Exegesis 

Biblical Theology 



Teaching Experience at Institutions Other than CBU

Course Developer and Adjunct Professor, Colorado Christian Univeristy 

  • Bachelors Course Developed and Taught: Old Testament Introduction
  • Graduate Course Developed and Taught: Old Testament Introduction

Adjunct Professor, Gateway Seminary of the Southern Baptist Convention

  • Doctoral Lectures Delivered: Preaching Proverbs; Preaching Psalms; Preaching Parables
  • Graduate Courses Taught: Old Testament Introduction I; Old Testament Introduction. II; Introduction to Old Testament Hebrew; Introduction to Old Testament Hebrew for Korean Students; Hebrew Exegesis: Amos; Hebrew Exegesis: Proverbs; Hebrew Exegesis: Malachi; Advanced Biblical Preaching; History of American Evangelicalism

Visiting Professor, Seminario Teológico Bautista Mexicano, Mexico City

  • Graduate Course Taught: Apologetics/Philosophy

Visiting Professor, Karin Theological Seminary, Burma/Myanmar

  • Undergraduate Course Taught: Young Men and Women in Leadership

Personal Quote / Scripture / Philosophy of Education

"The ultimate aim of biblical theology is to bring us to our knees in worship and prayer" - Bruce Waltke