Michael McKeever | Department of Biblical and Theological Studies | Judson University Christian College

Michael McKeever Profile

Contact Information

Name:Michael McKeever
Department:Biblical Studies
Year Started:2000
Phone Number:847-628-1054
Office Location:Lindner Tower 307


Dr. Michael McKeever teaches in the area of New Testament with a specialty in the Gospels. Past research has focused on the areas of biblical narrative, sacred space, culture theory, and literary theory. Dr. McKeever is also the founder and director of Reel Conversations the Judson University Film Series and has an interest in the conversation between faith, film and culture. Dr. McKeever was recently invited to serve as a visiting professor at Fuller Theological Seminary where he taught a course titled Luke and the American Road Movie.

Dr. McKeever is also a blues enthusiast and guitarist who tries to take advantage of Chicago’s rich musical opportunities. He is a member of the Church of the Brethren and writes and speaks for his denomination. Dr. McKeever and his wife, Karen, have two children, Madeline and Aidan. Prior to teaching at Judson University, he taught at Westmont College in Santa Barbara, California.

Dr. McKeever completed his Ph.D. at the Graduate Theological Union in Berkeley and has also taught at Northern Seminary, Asbury Seminary, Earlham School of Religion, Bethany Theological Seminary, Mennonite Brethren Biblical Seminary, Fresno Pacific University, San Francisco Theological Seminary, Pacific School of Religion, and the American Baptist Seminary of the West.

Expertise / Involvements

Gospels, Biblical Narrative, Literary Theory, Linguistics, Theology and Film in Dialogue.


“Mnason and Sacred.” In New Interpreters Dictionary of the Bible, Nashville: Abingdon, Forthcoming.

New Testament Backgrounds. Bible Curriculum Project-Year One. Brethren Press and Mennonite Publishing Network, 2005.

Habits of the High-Tech Heart: Living Virtuously in the Information Age. By Quentin J. Schultze. Grand Rapids: Baker Academic, 2002. Reviewed in Teaching Theology and Religion, 7/3 (2004): 174-75.

Luke-Acts and New Testament Historiography. With Joel B. Green. IBRB No. 8. Grand Rapids: Baker, 1994.

Professional Societies or Affiliations

 Society of Biblical Literature
Institute of Biblical Research
Chicago Society of Biblical Research

Current Projects

Dr. McKeever is currently working on a book which is a dialogue between the biblical journey motif and American road movies.

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