In memory of our beloved professor

Grant R. Osborne, PhD.

July 7, 1942 – November 4, 2018

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imgNothing beats the joy of passing on His truths to others and seeing them get excited too.

— Grant Osborne

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Biography

July 7, 1942
Grant Osborne was born in New York

July 1, 1967
Married Nancy Hardy at Fort Wayne
They had 2 daughters and 6 grandchildren
Grant and Nancy loved reading and traveling.
Grant was a lifelong fan of sports, including basketball, football, baseball, Olympic sports, etc

November 4, 2018, Sunday
Went home to be with the Lord at the age of 76

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Church Service

Ministered in Germany and England
Pastored churches in Ohio and Illinois
Taught a Wednesday night class at Willow Creek Community Church for many years
Was a member of the Village Church of Gurnee for many years
Served as an elder of the church
Served on the congregational care committee

I have the greatest job in the world. No, I actually have one of the greatest, if not the greatest, jobs in all of human history (apart from Christ’s, that is). My point is this: there is a God, and he raised Jesus from the dead, brought salvation to mankind, and spoke directly to us through his revealed Word......

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Editor’s Note: On the occasion of Osborne’s seventieth birthday, his colleagues, friends and students, in honor of his many contributions to scholarship and the Church through his writings in the New Testament commentaries, prepared a Festschrift of 21 essays, which was published by Brill, an internationally renowned publishing house. This essay is the foreword written by the two editors of the Festschrift.

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imgTo invite leading biblical scholars from around the world to teach every book of the Bible to fellow pastors and ministers of mainland China.

— Grant Osborne

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Legacy

At the beginning of Timothy’s Training International (TTi), Dr. Osborne proposed a vision, “To invite leading biblical scholars from around the world to teach every book of the Bible to fellow pastors and ministers of mainland China”. That was over 20 years ago. Since then, TTi has been following this vision and teaching the Bible faithfully.

This webpage is our tribute to Dr. Osborne. It is also our wish that the vision of “teaching the Bible faithfully” will continue to inspire TTi’s coworkers and students to devote themselves to this ministry. May we, like Dr. Osborne and other pioneer saints, do our utmost in “rightly handling the word of truth” of the Bible (2 Tim 2:15), and spreading the fragrance of the life of Christ.

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Students’ Reminiscence

I remembered what a brother from Wenzhou once shared with me. He had already studied Hermeneutics with different people five or six times before he took the Hermeneutics course with Dr. Osborne. He wondered what Dr. Osborne would be teaching. Then, in the middle of the class, he cried, and he never thought he would cry in a class on Hermeneutics.

I myself had studied Romans with Dr. Osborne. By that time he was already weak, and he had to sit through the whole lectures. Our leader Mr. Chan asked him how he was going to teach Romans, and he said, “Verse by verse”. During the lectures, he would sit with a Bible in front of him, glancing at it only occasionally when he read the verses, and for the 36 hours of the class, without any other materials, he completed the teaching on Romans.
—— Letus

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If you have any feedback on Dr. Osborne's work or teaching, please send an email to service@endao.co. Thank you!

imgUnderstand God’s Word and Unlock it.

— Grant Osborne

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Academic Background

BA. Fort Wayne Bible College
MA. Trinity Evangelical Divinity School
PhD. University of Aberdeen
Postdoctoral research, University of Cambridge
Postdoctoral research, University of Marburg
Honorary Doctorate of Divinity, Bethel University, May 2018

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Teaching and Ministry

Emeritus Professor of New Testament at Trinity Evangelical Divinity School
Board Chairman of Timothy Training International
Teaching in North America, Europe, China and Korea

In honor of Dr. Osborne’s outstanding contributions to TTi, the Institute has established the Grant Osborne Memorial Scholarship.

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imgI am engaged in the most important relay race in history, passing the baton off to “reliable people” who will continue to pass it on from generation to generation.

— Grant Osborne

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