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Professor Telford Work, PhD


About Telford:

Telford Work is an associate professor of theology at Westmont College. He is the author of Ain’t Too Proud to Beg: Living through the Lord’s Prayer (Eerdmans, 2007) and Living and Active: Scripture in the Economy of Salvation (Eerdmans, 2002), and a contributor and signatory of In One Body through the Cross: the Princeton Proposal for Christian Unity (Eerdmans, 2003). His articles have appeared in Oxford University Press and Eerdmans books, Theology Today, Scottish Journal of Theology, International Journal of Systematic Theology, Pro Ecclesia, Books & Culture, Christianity Today, St. Vladimir’s Seminary Quarterly, Perspectives, The New Pantagruel, Studies in Interreligious Dialogue, and Re:generation Quarterly. He is also an associate editor of Pro Ecclesia. His Ph.D. in religion (theology and ethics) is from Duke University, where he minored in New Testament and Islamics and distinguished himself by failing to attend even one basketball game. He also holds an M.A. in theological and biblical studies from Fuller Theological Seminary, at whose Santa Barbara extension campus he teaches, and a B.A. in political science from Stanford University. He maintains a website at He and his wife Kim have four children (Jeremy, Daniel, Junia, and Benjamin), making hobbies out of the question.


Presentation Topics:

• The Lord’s Prayer

• Ten Commandments

• Bible studies you don’t out grow (Eden, Noah, Jonah, David/Goliath, etc. in the New Testament perspective)

• Basics of theology/Apostles’ Creed

• Trinity

• Jesus Christ

• The Holy Spirit

• Church

• Salvation/reconciliation

• Sacraments for Sacramentalists, Non-sacramentalists, and the Mystified

• Eschatology (I’m not a Left Behinder!)

• Doctrine of Scripture

• Interpretation of Scripture

• Any New Testament book studies

• Ecumenism

• The liturgical year


Available Days and Times:

• Sundays

• Wednesday evenings