Colin Toffelmire, PhD, MA, BTh

Chair, School of Ministry
Associate Professor of Old Testament
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PhD (McMaster University)
MA (Ambrose Seminary)
BTh (Canadian Bible College)


I grew up in Saskatoon, SK. I pastored in Regina at Heritage Alliance Church from 2001-2004, and directed worship at New City Church in Hamilton from 2010-2012. I'm married to Jinny and have three wonderful children: Liam, Ainsley, and Lucy.

Recent Publications

Current Research

Register analysis of the book of Joel

Form and genre analysis of prophetic literature

Recent Conference Presentations

“Stylizing the Day:  Register and the Day of the Lord in Ezekiel,” for the Biblical Hebrew Poetry/Ezekiel joint session of the Society of Biblical Literature (Nov. 2011).

“Orienting the Event:  Register and the Theophanic Day in Isaiah 27 and Amos 5,” for the McMaster Linguistics Circle (Jan. 21, 2010).

“(Re)Visionary History:  Historiography and Religious Identity in the Animal Apocalypse,” for both the Ancient Israelite Historiography section of the Canadian Society of Biblical Studies (May 25, 2009), and the Theological Research Seminar, McMaster Divinity College (Oct. 3, 2009).

“The Great and Glorious Day:  The Day of the Lord in Joel and Acts 2,” for the Theological Research Seminar, McMaster Divinity College (Feb. 23, 2009).