Dr. Cyndi Parker

Dr. Cyndi Parker holds a Ph.D. in Theological and Religious Studies from the University of Gloucestershire and teaches in churches and universities around the world. Dr. Parker lived in Jerusalem for five years and currently teaches courses about the geographical, cultural, religious, and political context of the Bible at Jerusalem University College.

She has led over forty trips in Israel, and she continues to develop innovative educational trips to Israel, seeking to inspire students of all ages through experiential education. Her research interests include biblical views of Place, Biblical History and Geography, and the correlation between Theology and Ecology (with a particular interest in Food Justice). She is the owner of www.NarrativeofPlace.com, the author of Encountering Jesus in the Real World of the Gospels, and the host of the Context Matters podcast.


Ph.D. in Theological and Religious Studies, University of Gloucestershire
M.A. in Old Testament, Gordon-Conwell Seminary
M.A. in Religion, Gordon-Conwell Seminary
B.A. in French and Business Studies, Butler University


Owner, Narrative of Place
Taught at Jerusalem University College
Director of Education and Conversation at Resurrection Philadelphia


Major publications

Encountering Jesus in the Real World of the Gospels (Hendrickson Publishers, 2021)
Biblical Training

The BiblicalTraining app gives you access to 2,100 hours of instruction (129 classes and seminars). Stream the classes, or download and listen to them offline. Share classes via social media, email, and more.