Duane Warden

Dr. Duane Warden, the associate New Testament editor for this series, was born in Franklin, Arkansas, but was reared in Flint, Michigan. He completed the A.A. degree from Freed-Hardeman University, the B.A. from Harding University, the M.A.R. from Harding University Graduate School of Religion, and the Ph.D. in New Testament from Duke University. In addition, Dr. Warden has completed post-doctoral work in classical studies at Columbia University and the American School of Classical Studies in Athens, Greece.

Dr. Warden has served on the Bible faculty at Ohio Valley University as well as at Harding University. He was chairman of the Bible department at Ohio Valley (1986-1993) and associate dean of the College of Bible and Religion at Harding (1996-2005). He continues to teach as professor of New Testament at Amridge University.

In addition to teaching, Dr. Warden has worked in ministry throughout his tenure of service. He preached full-time in West Virginia, Virginia, and Arkansas; and he served in part-time ministry while teaching for Ohio Valley and Harding. At present, he preaches at the Velvet Ridge Church of Christ.

Dr. Warden has published several essays and articles in scholarly publications, including Biblical Interpretation: Studies in Honor of Jack P. Lewis, Classical Philology, Restoration Quarterly, and Journal for the Evangelical Theological Society. He has also written for Truth for Today, Gospel Advocate, Firm Foundation, and Christian Chronicle.

He and his wife, Janet, have one son, David M. Warden, and one foster son, David A. Martin.


1 Corinthians Duane Warden
In this letter to first-century Christians in Corinth, Paul addressed many questions which, with slight variations, continue to trouble the church today. Division, immorality, doctrinal confusion, and worldliness plagued this congregation; and one root of their conflicts—pride—is common among us still. Duane Warden's verse-by-verse study tackles difficult issues in the biblical text and draws practical application for Christians living in our own time. Paul knew that the key to overcoming congregational struggles is love. In his eloquent and familiar discussion in chapter 13, the apostle defined and described the kind of love that is needed to make the church what Christ wants it to be. (530 pages)
1 & 2 Peter and Jude Duane Warden
These letters offer encouragement to God's followers when faced with challenges from both outside and inside the local congregation. Dr. Duane Warden helps students of the Bible gain a deeper understanding of these three important books. (526 pages)