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Dr. Troy M. Troftgruben

Troy M. Troftgruben, Ph. D.
Assistant Professor of New Testament

E-Mail: ttroftgruben@wartburgseminary.edu
Office Number: 303 Fritschel Hall
Office Phone:   (563) 589-0303
Fax: (563) 589-0333


Photo - Gwen Sayler
BI 366 The Acts of the Apostles

BI  376

The Corinthian Correspondence
BI 190/191 Jesus and the Gospels (on-campus and online)
BI 192 New Testament Letters and Revelation (on-campus and online)
BI 242 Biblical Interpretation and Authority
BI 390 Teaching the Bible
BI 003/004 Summer Intensive Greek
BI 203 Readings in Ecclesiastical Latin

"Lessons for Teaching from the Teacher: Matthew's Jesus on Teaching and Leading Today" Currents in Mission and Theology 40.6 (December 2013): 387-98.
A Conclusion Unhindered: A Study of the Ending of Acts within Its Literary Environment. Wissenschaftliche Untersuchungen zum Neuen Testament 2:280. Tübingen: Mohr Siebeck, 2010.
"Acts for Lutherans," Lutheran Forum 44:3 (Fall 2010), 13-15.
Selected Lectionary Commentaries in Sundays and Seasons: Preaching, Year B, 2015. Edited by Robert Farlee. Minneapolis: Augsburg Fortress, 2014.


The Book of Acts and the Gospel of Luke

The Gospel of Matthew

The Earliest Christian Communities
1-2 Corinthians

The World of the New Testament (cultural, economic, historical)

Doctor of Philosophy
Princeton Theological Seminary

Master of Divinity
Luther Seminary

Bachelor of Arts
Trinity Lutheran College
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A native of northeastern North Dakota, Troy joined the Wartburg faculty in 2013 and now lives in Dubuque with his wife, Maria, and their children, Timothy and Teresa. By vocation Troy sees himself as a pastor, only called to serve through teaching and service at Wartburg Seminary. His wife is a preschool teacher by education and experience, who currently works full-time as a mother. His son, Timothy, attends Kennedy elementary school and dreams of living outside 24 hours a day. Troy's daughter, Teresa, loves preschool, reading books (her book piles rival Troy's), and keeping her Daddy from getting too serious. 

Prior to teaching at Wartburg, Troy served for five years as a pastor at Calvary Lutheran church (E.L.C.A.) in Grand Forks, ND, and as an adjunct instructor at the University of North Dakota. Prior to that, he completed Ph.D. studies at Princeton Seminary, focusing on the ending of the Book of Acts and literary study of the New Testament.

On Sabbath time, Troy enjoys running, riding his Trek road bike (and pretending he's fast), camping with his family, taking in scenery of the area, indulging in good coffee and excellent music, and following Minnesota sports teams and the Chicago Cubs.

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