Western Theological Seminary Welcomes Dr. Madison Pierce

New Faculty member will serve as an Associate Professor of New Testament


Holland, MI (March 2022) – Western Theological Seminary is thrilled to announce that Dr. Madison Pierce will be joining the seminary faculty beginning in the 2022-2023 academic year to serve as Associate Professor of New Testament. 

Dr. Pierce is a respected biblical scholar and teacher. Her areas of research include the book of Hebrews, the Catholic epistles, and the use of Scripture in Scripture.  

“I could not be more delighted that Dr. Pierce will be joining the Western Seminary community,” said Dr. Kristen Deede Johnson, Dean and Vice President of Academic Affairs. “Dr. Pierce is motivated by a deep love of God and Scripture and is an exceptionally gifted scholar and teacher. She’s also very committed to the life of the Church as well as engaging with important contemporary social realities. It will be a joy to welcome Dr. Pierce to Western, knowing that she will invest deeply in the lives of our students and in the mission of Western Theological Seminary.”

Dr. Pierce has been serving as an Assistant Professor of New Testament at Trinity Evangelical Divinity School, where she taught a range of courses including Introduction to New Testament, Greek Exegesis, Exegesis for Preaching, and courses on Johannine Literature, Paul, the General Epistles, and the use of Scripture in Scripture.  She received her Ph.D. from Durham University and her M.Div. from Trinity Evangelical Divinity School. 

Dr. Pierce has four upcoming books and monographs reflecting these research interests, including a book on Christology in Hebrews, an exegetical commentary of Hebrews, a commentary on 1 Peter, and a co-authored book on the later New Testament.

Dr. Pierce’s previous publications include Divine Discourse in the Epistle to the Hebrews (Cambridge University Press, 2020) and an array of essays in a peer-reviewed journal and edited volumes. She has also co-edited two volumes: Muted Voices of the New Testament (T&T Clark, 2017), with Katherine M. Hockey and Francis Watson, and Gospel Reading and Reception in Early Christian Literature (Cambridge University Press, 2022), with Andrew J. Byers and Simon Gathercole.   

Dr. Pierce is an active member of the Society of Biblical Literature as well as the Institute for Biblical Research. She is the co-host of the Foreword Podcast. She is also actively involved in her local church, Church of the Redeemer in Highwood, Illinois, and preaches both there and elsewhere.