• Ph.D., Fuller Theological Seminary
  • Th.M., Talbot School of Theology
  • M.Div., Talbot School of Theology
  • B.A., John Brown University


Ron Pierce has taught at Biola University in the undergraduate Biblical and Theological Studies division since 1976, specializing in the controversial area of "theology, sexulaity and gender", the life and writings of the OT prophet Daniel, and the Israel-Palestine conflict. From 1986–2001 Ron directed Biola's Israel-Palestine travel-study program, then continued to lead study tours to the Holy Land for local churches until 2014. His published books include Discovering Biblical Equality (2004, 2005, 2021), Partners in Marriage & Ministry (2011) and the Teach the Text commentary on Daniel (2015)—along with numerous articles for academic journals. Ron and his wife Pat have been active members at the Whittier Area Community Church since 2004, and Ron is ordained with Converge International.


  • Christians for Biblical Equality
  • Evangelical Theological Society
  • Institute for Biblical Research
  • Society of Biblical Literature



Articles, Chapters & Programs

  • “Daniel (Teach the Text Commentary Series)”, Baker Books, Grand Rapids, 2015.
  • “Old Testament Interactive” (OTI Online) computer learning software. La Mirada: Biola University, 1990-2010.
  • “1 Corinthians 7: Paul's Neglected Treatise on Gender,” Priscilla Papers 23/3, 2009.
  • “The Feminine Voice of God: Women as Prophets in the Bible,” Priscilla Papers 21/1, 2007.
  • “Clarity, Charity and Confrontation in the Evangelical Gender Debate,” Catalyst 32/2, 2006.
  • “Barak, a Faith Hall-of-Famer who Followed a Woman's Lead,” Mutuality 13/2, 2006.
  • “Contemporary Evangelicals for Gender Equality” in Discovering Biblical Equality (Downers Grove: IVP, 2005).
  • “From Old Testament Law to New Testament Gospel” in Discovering Biblical Equality (Downers Grove: IVP, 2005).
  • “Conditionality of Covenant and a Future for Israel.” Journal of the Evangelical Theological Society, 37/1, 1994.
  • “Evangelicals and Gender Roles in the 1990's: I Timothy 2:8-15: A Test Case.” Journal of the Evangelical Theological Society, 36/3, 1993.


Areas of Expertise for Media Interviews

  • Arab-Israeli conflict
  • Bible Interpretation
  • Gender and Theology
  • Old Testament
  • Palestinians
  • Women
  • World Religions and Religious Issues
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