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  • PhD, New Testament Studies, Dallas Theological Seminary
  • STM, New Testament Studies, Dallas Theological Seminary
  • MDiv, School of Divinity, Liberty University
  • BS, Electrical Engineering, Virginia Tech

Featured Publications

False Believers in The New Testament
Authors: Joseph Pak
Publisher: Linus Publishing

Career Highlights

I translated six books from English to Korean including Daniel Fuller's The Unity of the Bible and Everett Ferguson's The Background of Early Christianity. I published a book, several articles and book reviews, and contributed to The Abide Bible with 10 book introductions. I regularly present papers at the Evangelical Theological Society national conferences and have taught courses at Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, Liberty University, Midwestern Baptist Theological Seminary, and Taylor University.

Featured Work

“Theologische Selbsttäuschung,” Glauben & Denken heute vol. 30, no. 16 (February, 2023): 7-15.

“James Calling the Rich to Repent and the Poor Not to Judge,” Journal for Baptist Theology and Ministry, vol. 19, no. 2 (Fall 2022): 259-278.

“A Case for James’ Condemnation of the Rich in James 5:1-6 as Addressing False Believers,” Journal of the Evangelical Theological Society, vol. 63, no. 4 (2020): 721-37.

Introductions to 10 books of the New Testament (Matthew, Mark, Luke, Hebrews, 1, 2 Peter, 1-3 John, Jude), The Abide Bible, ed. Phil Collins. Nashville, TN: Thomas Nelson Publisher, 2020.

“An Examination of 2 Peter 1:19-21 and Its Implications for Understanding the Inspiration of Scripture,” Estudios Bíblicos, vol. 76, no. 3 (September-December, 2018): 385-409. Co-authored with Nicholas Dodson.

“Self-Deception in Theology,” Themelios, vol. 43, issue 3 (December, 2018): 405-16.

“Self-Deception in Current Philosophical Discussions and Its Importance in Theology,” International Journal of Philosophy and Theology, vol. 4, no. 1 (June, 2016): 13-21.

“IVF,” “OMF International,” “Prison Fellowship International,” “Gospel for Asia,” and “Paul Crouch” in The Encyclopedia of Christianity in the United States, ed. George Thomas Kurian and Mark Lamport. Lanham, MD: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, 2016.

“Social Aspects of Education,” in Encyclopedia of Online Education, ed. Steven L. Danver. Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage Publications, 2016.

False Believers in the New Testament. Deer Park, NY: Linus Publications, 2011.

Swindoll, Charles. Come Before Winter and Share My Hope. Grand Rapids: Zondervan, 1985. Trans. Joseph Pak and Dong-Soo Han. Seoul, Korea: Christian Literature Crusade, 2001.

Hendricks, Howard. Standing Together: Impacting Your Generation. Gresham, OR: Vision House Publishing, Inc., 1995. Trans. Joseph Pak. Seoul, Korea: Timothy Publishing House, 1996.

Warren, Rick. The Purpose Driven Church. Grand Rapids: Zondervan, 1995. Trans. Joseph Pak and Hyunhui Kim. Seoul, Korea: Timothy Publishing House, 1995.

Hughes, R. Kent. Disciplines of Grace. Wheaton, IL: Crossway Books, 1993. Trans. Joseph Pak. Seoul, Korea: Eunsung Publishers, 1994.

Fuller, Daniel. The Unity of the Bible. Grand Rapids: Zondervan, 1992. Trans. Joseph Pak. Seoul, Korea: Eunsung Publishers, 1994.

Ferguson, Everett. The Background of Early Christianity. Grand Rapids: Eerdmans, 1987. Trans. Joseph Pak. Seoul, Korea: Eunsung Publishers, 1


I can't think of a better way to live my life than to invest it in the leaders of the next generation, and there is no better place to do it than Taylor University. I am living my dreams.

My Faith Journey

The first time I attended a church was when I was a junior in high school. I was a nominal Christian during my junior and senior years in high school and my freshman year in college. I was born again during the summer break of the freshman year. I was saved in a similar way that Cornelius and his family were saved—while listening to the words of a godly man.

Since my salvation, my greatest desire has been to know, love and serve Jesus with all of my being. I stumble often and still struggle to keep Jesus in the driver’s seat of my life, but my greatest desire has not changed and will remain the same for the rest of my life.