Meet Dave Beldman

Date Published

July 10, 2024

Home / Blog / Meet Dave Beldman

Published by Calvin Seminary

Professor of Old Testament, Missional Training Center – Phoenix

Dr. Dave Beldman began his career as a licensed electrician but soon felt the call into theological education. After completing his studies, he taught at Redeemer University for 12 years. In 2022, he and his family moved to Phoenix, Arizona, so that he could take up work at the Missional Training Center (MTC), an extension site of Calvin Theological Seminary and the larger Christian city movement in Phoenix. In addition to his work at MTC, he is a scholar in residence at the Surge Network and is the director of Surge School. Dave is passionate about bringing the rich wisdom of Old Testament teaching to bear on the challenges of Christian witness in the 21st century.

Dave has authored, co-authored, and co-edited several books, including Hearing the Old Testament: Listening for God’s Address (Eerdmans, 2012), The Completion of Judges: Strategies of Ending in Judges 17-21 (Eisenbrauns, 2017), Deserting the King: The Book of Judges (Lexham, 2017), The Book of Ecclesiastes: A Classified Bibliography (T & T Clark, 2019), Judges (Eerdmans, 2020), Scripture and Hermeneutics: Retrospect and Prospect (Zondervan Academic, 2022). He has also published several essays, both academic and popular.

Dave has been married to Elsie since 1998, and they have four kids.


Visit Calvin Theological Seminary’s Campus

We can’t wait to host you on campus! Schedule your visit today, or, if you need more time to find a date that works for you, please request information so we can continue the conversation about supporting your calling!