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Thomas Lyons

Director,Library Services and Educational Technology; Interim Director, Seminary Now 3.0; Affiliate Professor of New Testament


Master of Arts in New Testament


Thomas Lyons (PhD, Asbury Theological Seminary) is the Interim Director of For-Credit Courses for Seminary Now and Director of Library Services and Education Technology at Northern Seminary. He has served the Vineyard movement locally, nationally, and globally in a variety of ministries and capacities over the past 17 years. Thomas lives in the Lexington, Kentucky, area with his four children.   

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Areas of Expertise

  • Luke-Acts 
  • Pneumatology 
  • Greek 
  • Revival Studies  
  • Vineyard Theology


Asbury Theological Seminary
PhD, Biblical Studies (Concentration: New Testament), 2020
Dissertation: Revisiting the Riddle in Samaria: A Social-Scientific Investigation of Spirit Reception in Luke-Acts in Historical Perspective. Supervisors: Dr. Craig Keener and Dr. Sue Russell. External Examiner: Dr. Scot McKnight

Asbury Theological Seminary
MDiv, Academic Track, 2012

University of Cincinnati
BA, Mathematics, 2004


Additional Bible and Theology Training (via correspondence):  

VINEYARD LEADERSHIP INSTITUTE, Columbus, Ohio, U.S.A., 2004–2006

Professional Affiliations/Memberships

  • Institute for Biblical Research, Fall 2016–Present
  • Society of Biblical Literature, Fall 2011–Present 
  • Society of Vineyard Scholars, Fall 2009–Present 

Courses Taught

  • NT307: The Gospels and Acts 
  • NT418: Greek Tools and NT Interpretation   

Books & Resources

  • “The Holy Spirit” in Dictionary of Paul and His Letters. 2nd Edition. Edited by Scot McKnight, Lynn Cohick, and Nijay Gupta. Downers Grove: IVP, 2023. 
  • “When a Christian Revival Goes Viral.”, February 23rd, 2023. 
  • “Highway to Hell: A Biblical Theological Survey of Hell and Final Judgement in the New Testament,” in Atonement and the Gospel of the Kingdom: Vineyard Perspectives on the Atoning Work of Jesus. Bergvliet, South Africa: Vineyard International Publishing, 2022. 
  • “Praxis, Phenomena, and Spirit Reception in Luke-Acts,” in Asbury Journal, 71/1:109–127. 
  • “Interpretation and Structure in Joel,” in Journal of Inductive Bible Study, 1.1:80–104.