Dr. Timothy L. Anderson

Professor of Theology




  • B.S. California State University at Hayward (CSU East Bay)
  • M.Div. The Master’s Seminary
  • Th.M. Grace Theological Seminary
  • Ph.D. Trinity Evangelical Divinity School


Dr. Tim Anderson has taught theology and biblical studies at Corban University in Salem, Oregon for thirty-four years. His specific emphases are in systematic and biblical theology, apologetics, and bioethics. He currently is writing on theology and mental illness. He earned his Ph.D. in systematic theology from Trinity Evangelical Divinity School in 2002.

Dr. Anderson loves mentoring students. He also works with the Corban School of Ministry’s ongoing pastoral training ministry in Africa and helps lead study tours to Israel. He has served in his local church and region preaching, teaching, worship-leading, and counseling. He is the author of Into His Presence: A Theology of Intimacy with God (Kregel, 2019).

Publications and Conference Presentations

“Theodicy in Babylon: Why Does God Allow Economic Imperialism?” Faith & Flourishing: A Journal of Karam Fellowship, Vol. 2 (2023), pp. 111-137.

“God Our Father as a Script of Intimacy for Those Suffering Shame,” Journal of Spiritual Formation and Soul Care, Fall, 2016, Vol. 9 Issue 2, pp. 247-269.

“Why We Cheat: Toward a Christian Response” -Christian Thought Leaders Blog, Corban University. Mar. 16, 2015.

“Intimacy with God: How Scriptural Themes and Parameters Should Shape Our Pursuit” – presented at the Evangelical Theological Society annual meeting in Washington, D.C. Nov. 17, 2006.

“True Love or Consequences: The 1 Corinthians 16:22 Anathema as Prescription” – presented at the Evangelical Theological Society annual meeting in San Antonio, Texas. Nov. 19, 2004.

“The Galatians Anathemas as Prescription against Teaching a False Gospel” – presented at the Evangelical Theological Society annual meeting in Atlanta, Georgia. Nov. 20, 2003.

“Is God Ambiguous? Relational Evil and Good Reconciliation in Genesis 50:15-21” – presented at the Evangelical Theological Society regional meeting at Northwest Baptist Seminary, Tacoma, Washington. Mar. 1, 2003.

“What Must I Do to Be Saved, Father Dulles? The Soteriology of Avery Dulles, S.J.” -presented at the Evangelical Theological Society annual meeting in Santa Clara, California. Nov. 21, 1997.


Tim and his wonderful wife, Barbara, have four amazing children: David, Jonathan, Emily, and Stephen. Their three oldest have all graduated from Corban, and their youngest is now a student there, through Western Seminary.

Why Corban

“Great students, fantastic colleagues, supportive administrators, endless opportunities . . . What better place is there to help inspire and train Christian students to more effectively and passionately advance the gracious rule of the Lord Jesus Christ in the minds and hearts of this dark world?”