Chris Bruno, Ph.D.


Adjunct Instructor of New Testament and Biblical Theology

Chris Bruno is a Christian, husband, father, pastor, and teacher who desires to give his life to helping others see the centrality of Jesus in all the Scriptures for the glory of God. He has served at Northland International University, Cedarville University, and Trinity Christian School in Kailua, HI. Before that, he was pastor of discipleship and training at Harbor Church in Honolulu, HI.

He has written and co-written five books, as well as written articles and reviews for several publications and websites, including The Journal for the Evangelical Theological Society, Tyndale Bulletin, Westminster Theological Journal, Vetus Testamentum, Themelios, The Bulletin for Ecclesial Theology, Reformation 21, and The Gospel Coalition and has presented papers at the Tyndale Fellowship Triennial Meeting, the ETS Annual meeting, the SBL Annual meeting, and the CPT Fellowship. He is a member of ETS, SBL, IBR, and CPT. Chris and his wife Katie have been married since 2001 and have four sons who love to be outdoors playing ball or pretending to be super heroes, all while wrestling their dad.


Academic Credentials

  • B.A., Northland International University
  • Graduate Certificate, The Bethlehem Institute
  • M.Div., The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary
  • Ph.D., Wheaton College
  • Additional Studies: University of Chicago Divinity School and the University of Oxford



  • God is One: The Function of Eis ho Theos as a Ground for Gentile Inclusion in Paul’s Letters (LNTS 497; T&T Clark, 2013),
  • The Whole Story of the Bible in 16 Verses (Crossway, 2015)
  • The Whole Message of the Bible in 16 Words (Crossway, 2017)
  • Churches Partnering Together: Biblical Strategies for Fellowship, Evangelism, and Compassion (Co-Author, Crossway, 2014)
  • Biblical Theology according to the Apostles: How the Earliest Christians Told the Story of the Old Testament (Co-Author, New Studies in Biblical Theology; IVP).