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Rev. Dr. David I. Lewis

Associate Professor of Exegetical Theology, Exegetical Theology

Director of the Master of Divinity and Residential Alternate Route Programs, Ministerial Formation

Student Association Adviser, Ministerial Formation

Dr. David Lewis is an associate professor of Exegetical Theology at Concordia Seminary, St. Louis.

Lewis has been a faculty member since 2004.

His areas of interest and expertise include biblical Greek, hermeneutics, the Synoptic Gospels (in particular the Gospel of Mark) and narrative criticism.

He received a Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.), Master of Sacred Theology (S.T.M.) and Master of Divinity (M.Div.) from Concordia Seminary (2020, 1998, 1994). He received a Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) from California State University in Fullerton, Calif. (1988).

He was pastor of Grace Lutheran Church in Crescent City, Calif. (1998-2004) and served as a guest instructor at Concordia Seminary (1995-98, 2003).

His writing works include “Cinema and the American Mind” in The American Mind Meets the Mind of Christ (Concordia Seminary Press, 2010).

He and his wife, Karen, have three children; John, Marissa and Courtney. He enjoys cinema and film analysis, wine, grilling and spending time with his family.


Narrative criticism of the Gospels
Gospel of Mark
Function of purity in the narrative of the Gospel of Mark
Film analysis